American Maverick: John Cage

For the American Bicentennial, John Cage delivered an ambitious commemoration. Renga spills over a vast symphonic canvas, its scale and length determined not by the composer but by the performers themselves. Renga is more than a piece. It is hypnotic, ecstatic. It is an experience that comes around all too rarely, more vital now than its boundary-shattering series of premieres in 1976.  

Video production by the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy, developed in collaboration with the John Cage Trust.


Conductor/Performers

Michael Tilson Thomas

conductor

San Francisco Symphony

Program

Cage

The Seasons

Cage

Renga (with video)

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  1. Sat, May 16, 2015 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

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