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As part of its centennial season, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will present its second American Mavericks Festival, which will tour in its entirety to only two US venues: Hill Auditorium and Carnegie Hall. The 2012 festival celebrates the creative pioneering spirit and the composers who created a new American musical voice for the 20th century and beyond. These concerts will examine the music of iconoclastic, revolutionary composers championed by MTT and the SFS, such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Carl Ruggles, Edgard Varèse, and Charles Ives, and expand the maverick roster through commissions by Bay Area composers John Adams and Mason Bates. Concerts will feature performances by longtime SFS collaborators Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, Meredith Monk, Jeremy Denk, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, among others.
Concert 2 Program
· Henry Cowell : Synchrony (1929-30)
· John Adams : Absolute Jest (2011)
· John Cage : John Cage Songbooks (1970)
· Edgard Varèse : Amériques (1918-21, revised 1927)
Added by umsmarket on July 21, 2011