San Francisco Symphony, Great Performances
The San Francisco Symphony and Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas will be making their presence known in New York City this month with four concerts March 27-30 at Carnegie Hall as part of the American Mavericks celebration, a co-presentation by the Symphony and Carnegie Hall.
While they are in New York, WNET's THIRTEEN will screen two PBS Great Performances programs on March 29 & 30 of concert events led by Michael Tilson Thomas: The Thomashefskys: Music & Memories of a Life in the Yiddish Theater, and San Francisco Symphony at 100, including the Symphony's Centennial Season gala concert featuring Itzhak Perlman and Lang Lang.
The four Carnegie Hall concerts - two in the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage and two in Zankel Hall - will feature the New York premieres of works by John Adams, Mason Bates, Meredith Monk and Morton Subotnik alongside other Maverick composers and featuring numerous esteemed guest artists.
Tuesday, March 27, 8PM (Cage, Cowell, Adams, Varese)
Wednesday, March 28, 8PM (Ruggles, Feldman, Ives)
Thursday, March 29, 8:30PM (Partch, Bates, Harrison, Del Tredici)
Friday, March 30, 8:30PM (Monk, Reich, Foss, Subotnick)
American Mavericks celebrations are already underway in the city with Carnegie Hall's free Neighborhood Concerts, film screenings, and a John Cage celebration concert featuring So Percussion at Zankel Hall on Monday, March 26. Carnegie Hall's blog has also been featuring in-depth content about the composers and music featured as part of the celebration. Extensive content can also be accessed at www.americanmavericks.org.