September 2, 2:00 pm [Studio Theater]
September 7, 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm [Recital Hall]
September 8, 9:00 am [Recital Hall]
Join the AU Music Department in a centennial celebration of John Cage’s birthday! In partnership with the John Cage Centennial Festival of Washington, DC, American University will be hosting three Cage-ian events!
On September 2nd at 2 pm, come to the Katzen Center Studio Theater to get a taste of Cage’s repertoire with [In] CAGE. Bonnie Whiting Smith, Dustin Donahue and AU Music Faculty Dr. William Brent, the members of red fish blue fish will be performing.
On September 7th at 4 pm, Tom Delio will give a lecture about John Cage’s percussion work “Amores” . Following Mr. Delio’s lecture, a series of concerts will cover every decade of Cage’s work from the 1930s to the 1990s. Steven Schick and the Percussion Group Cincinnati will give rare performances of Cage’s music. This performance will be located in the Studio Theater at 5:30 pm [free], the Katzen Museum at 6:30 pm [free], and there will be a feature performance in the Recital Hall at 7:30 pm [$5 with a student ID]. There will be another performance of Cage’s work at 9:30 pm in the Museum [free].
On Saturday September 8th at 9:00 am [Recital Hall], Steven Schick and Percussion group Cincinnati will lead a free masterclass on interpreting Cage and other experimental music that will be performed in the September 7th concert.
For more information about the rest of the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC, visit http://www.johncage2012.com/index.html.