Wall to Wall Steve Reich
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Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space
Sun, Apr 30, 2017 3:00pm
Expected Run Time is 420 minutes
Part of Fuse Project / Music

Symphony Space’s annual extravaganza brings together leading ensembles to pay tribute to legendary American composer Steve Reich as part of his 80th birthday celebrations. The marathon includes Reich himself in conversation, as well as a program spanning more than four decades of his work, culminating in a rare performance of Reich’s complex and haunting Desert Music for chorus and orchestra.


Program (as of 2/16/17)

Segment 1: 3pm-5pm

Piano Counterpoint (1973, arr. 2011 by Vincent Corver)
performed by Vicky Chow

WTC 9/11 (2010)
performed by Mivos Quartet

Electric Counterpoint (1987)
performed by Mark Stewart, Dither, and friends

Sidewalk, set to Double Sextet (2007)
performed by Keigwin + Company

Segment 2: 5:30pm-7:30pm

Clapping Music (1972)
City Life (1995)
performed by Alarm Will Sound

Steve Reich and Alan Pierson in Conversation

Four Genesis Settings from The Cave (1990-1993, arr. 2013 by Alan Pierson)
New York Counterpoint (1985)
Radio Rewrite (2013)
performed by Alarm Will Sound

Segment 3: 8pm-10pm

Different Trains (1988)
performed by Mivos Quartet

Steve Reich and Alan Pierson in Conversation

Desert Music (1983, brass arr. 2001 by Alan Pierson)
performed by American Composers Orchestra


Performers and times are subject to change.


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