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BEYOND CAGE Festival — a major event running in multiple NYC venues, Oct. 22-Nov. 7 — will open on Monday, October 22 at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall with the 86-piece Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble performing Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music. It will be the first time these works are presented together in their complete version. This historical event will also mark the 20th anniversary of the complete version of Atlas Eclipticalis, performed by The Orchestra of the S.E.M. at Carnegie Hall, a performance Cage helped prepare but sadly did not live to hear.

“Static sonorities shifted, intangible events solidified; collective images began to appear amid shapeless sound. I was reminded of orthodox Easter service: across expanses of tedium, an epiphany rises in the back of the mind.” —Alex Ross, New York Times in 1992

Monday, October 22, 8 P.M.

Petr Kotik, conductor / Joseph Kubera & Ursula Oppens, pianists

Premiere of complete works performed together

Orchestral premiere

Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall
Tickets: $25 / $15 Students (at Box Office) / CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800

BEYOND CAGE Festival (New York City, Oct. 22-Nov. 7) will present Cage’s most significant (and rarely performed) works as well as his legacy in today’s composition. The program, featuring 8 performances and 2 talks, will span three generations, from Cage’s closest associates to young emerging composers in order to display Cage’s broad and lasting influence on the music of our times. Works featured in the festival will include music by Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, Christian Wolff, Luigi Nono, Salvatore Sciarrino, Roscoe Mitchell, Petr Kotik, Lucie Vitkova, Alex Mincek, Kate Soper, and many others.

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Ursula OppensUrsula Oppens — celebrated pianist and distinguished professor of music at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York — performs works by New York composers John Corigliano, Joan Tower, Tania Leon, Elliott Carter (American premiere), and Tobias Picker (world premiere) at Elebash Recital Hall, 365 Fifth Ave., on Nov. 11 (Wednesday, 7 p.m.). Ms. Oppens will be joined by fellow CUNY faculty member, clarinetist Charles Neidich.

Before the performance, several of these eminent composers will join Oppens for a conversation about composition and performance, and what it means to create and play music in New York today. $25 general admission; $10 for Graduate Center students with I.D. Tickets may be purchased at the Online Box Office. For more information: (212) 817-8215.

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