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SUNDAY, 09/02/2012

Updated 26 February 2014

FESTIVAL PREVIEW


In]CAGE: A Discussion with Performance of John Cage's Works

Presented by Nancy Snider, Director, American University Music Program; Roger Reynolds, Co-director, John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC; Allen Otte of Percussion Group Cincinnati; and Rosse Karre, Bonnie Whiting Smith, Dustin Donahue of red fish blue fish; William Brent, Assistant Professtor of Music at American University. A lecture with several excerpts of John Cage's works that will be performed fully at the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC, September 5-10, 2012.



Directions to American University Katzen Arts Center
The Katzen Arts Center near Ward Circle (Metro at Tenleytown off Wisconsin Ave. less than a mile, a 15 minute walk – Nebraska Avenue is a wide, well lit street; Metro bus stop in front of Katzen Arts Center)



Date: 09/02/2012
Time: 2:00-3:30 PM
Venue: American University
Katzen Arts Cemter
Katzen Studio Theatre
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cost:
Free
Tickets: 202-885-2787
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TUESDAY, 09/04/2012

 

FESTIVAL OPENING PROGRAM AND NOTES

ILLUMINATIONs 1, Opening Panel "John Cage and His Legacy", with Laura Kuhn, Brian Brandt, and Don Gillespie, moderated by Roger Reynolds


Directions to Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art across from the White House, (Farragut West Metro – about 4 blocks, less than 1/2 mile; Metro bus )




Date:
09/04/2012
Time: 6:45 PM
Venue: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
Address: 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Cost:
$12 members, $15 non-members, $7 students
Ticket is for Panel, Reading, and Reception
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FESTIVAL OPENING CONTINUED


READING of Cage's radio play James Joyce, Marcel Duchamp, Erik Satie: An Alphabet





Directions to Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art across from the White House, (Farragut West Metro – about 4 blocks, less than 1/2 mile; Metro bus )



Date: 09/04/2012
Time:
8:00 PM
Venue: Corcoran Gallery of Art
Frances and Armand Hammer Auditorium
Address: 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Cost:
$12 members, $15 non-members, $7 students
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FESTIVAL OPENING RECEPTION to celebrate the Opening of the John Cage Centennial Festival Washington, DC




Directions to Corcoran Gallery of Art
Corcoran Gallery of Art across from the White House, (Farragut West Metro – about 4 blocks, less than 1/2 mile; Metro bus )


Date:
09/04/2012
Time:
Following the Corcoran Panel discussion
Venue: Corcoran Gallery of Art
North Atrium
Address: 500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006
Cost:
Included with Panel and Reading
Tickets: Pre-registration is required
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WEDNESDAY, 09/05/2012   PROGRAM AND NOTES

 

OPENING CONCERT


National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble Steve Antosca, Artistic Director, with guest performers Bonnie Whiting Smith, Dustin Donahue, and Jenny Lin

Works by Cage, Schönberg, and Tribute works by Christian Wolff and David Felder


Directions to the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or Archives Metro – 2 long blocks)



Date:
09/05/2012
Time:
12:10
PM
Venue: National Gallery of Art
Address: 4h St. and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
East Building Auditorium
Cost: Free
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ART DISPLAY

"JOHN CAGE: Rocks, Paper, Fire", six prints from the Gallery's collection, on view at the National Gallery of Art. Donated by Kathan Brown.



Directions to the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or Archives Metro – 2 long blocks)



Start:
August 24, 2012, Friday
End: September 17. 2012, Monday
Venue: National Gallery of Art
Concourse Galleries
Address: 4th St. and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
Cost:
Free
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ILLUMINATIONs 2, Lecture:

ANARCHIC HARMONY: JOHN CAGE'S PARADOXICAL WAGER?
by Joan Retallack


Directions to La Maison Française
on Reservoir Road in Georgetown (across the street and up a block from Georgetown U. Hospital emergency center) (Metro bus – French Embassy stop; Circulator bus – about an 8-block walk)


Parking: An extremely limited amount of advance-pay-parking in the Embassy garage may be purchased in conjunction with this event’s Eventbrite ticket order. Additional parking is available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.



Date:
09/05/2012
Time:
6 PM
Venue: La Maison Française, Embassy of France
Address: 4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Cost:
Free
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JOHN CAGE / A Tribute Evening by Alexis Descharmes, Cellist

with guests Irvine Arditti, Lina Bahn, Bill Kalinkos, Jenny Lin, and Steven Schick
Works by Cage, Erik Satie, Klaus Huber, Pierre Boulez, and a Tribute work by Beat Furrer


Directions to La Maison Française
on Reservoir Road in Georgetown (across the street and up a block from Georgetown U. Hospital emergency center) (Metro bus – French Embassy stop; Circulator bus – about an 8-block walk)

Parking: $8 + fee, must be purchased ahead of time
An extremely limited amount of advance-pay-parking in the Embassy garage may be purchased in conjunction with this event’s EventBrite ticket order. Additional parking is available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.


Date: 09/05/2012
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: La Maison Française, Embassy of France
Address: 4101 Reservoir Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Cost:
$25 + fee, w complimentary wine reception, $15 students + fee
Additional parking is available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital’s pay lot.
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THURSDAY, 09/06/2012   PROGRAM AND NOTES

 

This presentation features the WORLD PREMIERE of Henning Lohner’s Musicircus preceded and followed by the haunting Beach Birds for Camera, directed by Elliot Caplan. The public is invited to arrive at the beginning, wander in and out, or arrive in the middle and stay through the end. A coffee shop is located downstairs in the building..
Introduction by Brian Brandt

About Musicircus: 3.5 hours of 53 Cage compositions by 77 performers organized by John Kennedy & Charles Wood from the 1992 Symphony Space, New York City event.
Featured in the soon-to-be-released 5-DVD set of John Cage films on Mode Records.


Directions to Library of Congress
James Madison Building (the "new" building), Pickford Theater, on Capitol Hill (Capitol South Metro Station – 1 block walk; Metro and Circulator bus – in front)

Date: 09/06/2012
Start:
12:00 PM
End: 4:30 PM
Venue: Library of Congress
Mary Pickford Theater, 3rd floor, James Madison Building (Pickford Theater seating is 64; patrons may come and go during the 3-hour screening; reserved seating is not available.)
Address: 101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington D.C. 20540
Cost: Free
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FREEMAN ETUDES performed by guest violinist Irvine Arditti the complete Freeman Etudes by John Cage: an American premiere





Directions to The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection is near Dupont Circle (Metro bus, or Dupont Circle Metro – a 2-block walk; Circulator bus is about a 5-block walk)

Date: 09/06/2012
Time: 6 PM
Venue: The Phillips Collection
The Auditorium
Address: 1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Cost:
$20, $8 members;
includes admission to "Phillips after 5"
Pre-registration required
(ticket includes admission to The Phillips Collection Panel Discussion at 4:00 PM as well as the Art Exhibitions)
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TWO ART EXHIBITIONS


1) Jasper Johns: Variations on a Theme, nearly 100 prints by Cage's friend and sometime-collaborator

2) John Cage at the Phillips, three of Cage's watercolors (donated to The Phillips Collection by Ray Kass) as well as works by Northwest School painters Mark Tobey and Morris Graves


Directions to The Phillips Collection
The Phillips Collection is near Dupont Circle (Metro bus, or Dupont Circle Metro – a 2 block walk; Circulator bus is about a 5 block walk)



Start:
June 2, 2012, Saturday
End: September 9, 2012, Sunday
Venue: The Phillips Collection
Address: 1600 21st Street NW
Washington, DC 20009
Cost:
$12, $10 for 62 and over,
$10 students, 18 and under free
Tickets: Ticket Office
202-387-2151 x 277
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FRIDAY, 09/07/2012    PROGRAM AND NOTES

 

PERCUSSION EVENTS


ILLUMINATIONs 3, Lecture:
"ORGANIC STRUCTURE IN JOHN CAGE'S EARLY PERCUSSION MUSIC" by Thomas DeLio
Ross Karre: Percussion Events Coordinator
NJ Snider, Director, Music Department: American University Coordinator


Directions to American University Katzen Arts Center
The Katzen Arts Center near Ward Circle (Metro at Tenleytown off Wisconsin Ave. less than a mile, a 15 minute walk – Nebraska Avenue is a wide, well lit street; Metro bus stop in front of Katzen Arts Center)



Date: 09/07/2012
Time: 4:00 PM
Venue:American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
Abramson Family Recital Hall
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cost:
Free
Directions: american.tix.com
202-885-2787
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PERCUSSION EVENTS

Allen Otte, Russell Burge, James Culley, and Ben Toth – Percussion Group Cincinnati, and Steve Schick, Dustin Donahue, Ross Karre, and Bonnie Whiting Smith – red fish blue fish

Performances, including a Percussion Concert at 7:30 PM, Theatrical realizations, and Installations featuring the percussion music of Cage, and Tribute works by Ryan Bridge and Tamzin Ferré Elliott


Ross Karre: Percussion Events Coordinator
NJ Snider, Director, Music Department: American University Coordinator

Directions to American University Katzen Arts Center
The Katzen Arts Center near Ward Circle (Metro at Tenleytown off Wisconsin Ave. less than a mile, a 15 minute walk – Nebraska Avenue is a wide, well lit street; Metro bus stop in front of Katzen Arts Center)



Date:
09/07/2012
Start:
5:00 PM
End: 11:00 PM
Venue: American University, Katzen Arts Center, Katzen Studio Theatre
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cost:
$10 regular, $5 students
(for 7:30 Percussion Concert)
Tickets: Tickets Online: american.tix.com
202-885-2787
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ART EXHIBITION

The American University Museum Exhibition, John Cage's "STEPS": A Composition for a Painting, Selected Watercolors, and Ephemera, includes seven enormous watercolor works resulting from Cage's STEPS project, and a room showing the progression of graphically inventive musical scores – from original manuscripts through publication (including never-before-exhibited items from the archives of Cage's publisher, C.F. Peters Corporation, New York). Be sure to see the original manuscript to 4' 33". There is also a room featuring continuous video showings of selected performances of Cage compositions.



Directions to American University Museum
The Katzen Arts Center near Ward Circle (Metro at Tenleytown off Wisconsin Ave. less than a mile, a 15 minute walk – Nebraska Avenue is a wide, well lit street; Metro bus stop in front of Katzen Arts Center)



Start: 09/01/2012, Saturday
End: 10/21/2012, Sunday
Time: 11 AM - 4 PM; Closed Mondays
Venue: American University Museum at Katzen Arts Center, Katzen Museum, First Floor Exhibition
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cost:
Free
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SATURDAY, 09/08/2012  PROGRAM AND NOTES

 

JOHN CAGE CENTENNIAL PERCUSSION WORKSHOP


[PERCUSSION EVENTS CONTINUED, coordinated by Ross Karre]

Percussion Masterclass with Steven Schick and Allen Otte, Percussion Group Cincinnati, and red fish blue fish





Directions to American University Katzen Arts Center
The Katzen Arts Center near Ward Circle (Metro at Tenleytown off Wisconsin Ave. less than a mile, a 15 minute walk – Nebraska Avenue is a wide, well lit street; Metro bus stop in front of Katzen Arts Center)



Date: 09/08/2012
Start:
9 AM - 10 AM Registration
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM Masterclass
End: 3:00 PM
Venue: American University, Katzen Arts Center
Abramson Family Recital Hall
Address: 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016
Cost:
Free, Just Show Up!
Optional Facebook RSVP and Updates
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ILLUMINATIONs 4, Lecture:

"CHOICE, CHANCE, AND CIRCUMSTANCE IN JOHN CAGE'S WATERCOLORS" by Ray Kass
Followed by a light reception at 1:30 in the Monet Gallery



Directions to The Kreeger Museum
on Foxhall Road between American U. and the Embassy of France (the nearest public transportation is the Metro bus with the closest stops about 1/2 to 3/4 miles away at Reservoir and Foxhall, near the Embassy of France, and Nebraska and Foxhall, near American U.)


Parking: Valet parking: $10, free street parking (W Street)



Date:
09/08/2012
Start:
12:30 PM
End: 1:30 PM
Venue: The Kreeger Museum
Grand Hall
Address: 2401 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Cost:
Free
Doors open at noon.
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PIANO RECITAL by Stephen Drury

Music by Cage, a realization by David Tudor, and a Tribute work by Philip Glass


Directions to The Kreeger Museum
on Foxhall Road between American U. and the Embassy of France (the nearest public transportation is the Metro bus with the closest stops about 1/2 to 3/4 miles away at Reservoir and Foxhall, near the Embassy of France, and Nebraska and Foxhall, near American U.)


Parking: Valet parking: $10, free street parking (W Street)



Date: 09/08/2012
Time:
2:00 PM
Venue: The Kreeger Museum
Grand Hall
Address: 2401 Foxhall Road NW
Washington, DC 20007
Cost:
$35, $30 members, tickets include admission to ILLUMINATIONs 4 by Ray Kass.
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vistorservices@kreegermuseum.org
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PRE-CONCERT TALK by Roger Reynolds
"PHANTOM CONVERSATION –

A Virtual Discussion Between Daisetz T. Suzuki and John Cage"

 




Directions to the Freer Gallery of Art
The Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or at the Smithsonian Metro stop)




Date:
09/08/2012
Time:
6:45 PM
Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
gallery 5
Address: 1200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20013
Cost:
Free
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PIANO CONCERT by Margaret Leng Tan

FOUR WALLS performed by Margaret Leng Tan, piano and voice

John Cage: Four Walls, followed by Music for Piano #2, simultaneous with 10 Stones (video realization by Rob Dietz)



Directions to the Freer Gallery of Art
The Freer Gallery of Art on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or at the Smithsonian Metro stop)




Date:
09/08/2012
Time:
7:30 PM
Venue: Freer Gallery of Art
(Eugene and Agnes E.) Meyer Auditorium
Address: 1200 Independence Ave. SW
Washington, DC 20013
Cost:
Free
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SUNDAY, 09/09/2012  PROGRAM AND NOTES

 

ILLUMINATIONs 5, Intermedia Lecture Event: "PASSAGE 7: John Cage"incidents, texts, conversations, and music

Roger Reynolds, Composer and University Professor, UC San Diego, and Artist in Residence, UC Washington Center; Jenny Lin, Pianist

PODCAST

Directions to the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or Archives Metro – 2 long blocks)

Date: 09/09/2012
Time:
2 PM
Venue: National Gallery of Art, East Bldg. Auditorium
Address: 4th St. and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
Cost:
Free
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ILLUMINATIONs 6, Lecture:

“SHARED FIELDS OF CREATIVE IDEAS in the Cunningham Dance Co. milieu” by Gordon Mumma, followed immediately by ILLUMINATIONs 7

Directions to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or at the Smithsonian Metro stop)



Date:
09/09/2012
Time:
3:30 PM
Venue: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium
Address: 700 Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC 20560
Cost:
Free
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ILLUMINATIONs 7, Closing Panel:

"A summary of the week's events, the subject of Cage's legacy, and contemporary music in Washington, DC" With Gordon Mumma, Thomas DeLio, and Roger Reynolds, Katherine Markoski moderating. Q & A

Directions to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or at the Smithsonian Metro stop)



Date:
09/09/2012
Start:
4:45 PM
Venue: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Ring Auditorium
Address:
700 Independence Avenue Southwest Washington, DC 20560
Cost:
Free
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CLOSING CONCERT


National Gallery of Art New Music Ensemble – Steve Antosca, Artistic Director, Stephen Drury and Steven Schick, Guest Conductors

Guest Performers – Margaret Leng Tan, Stephen Drury, Roger Reynolds, Jenny Lin, William Brent

Ensemble music by Cage, Henry Cowell, and Tribute works by Robert Ashley, George Lewis, Steve Antosca, and Roger Reynolds

Directions to the National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art East Building Auditorium on the National Mall (Circulator bus, Metro bus or Archives Metro – 2 long blocks)



Date:
09/09/2012
Time:
6:30 PM
Venue: National Gallery of Art East Building Atrium  
Address: 4th St. and Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20565
Cost:
Free
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MONDAY, 09/10/2012  PROGRAM AND NOTES

 

WATERCOLOR EVENTS


11:00 AM –University of California, Washington Center
Painting Workshop I – "Breathing Lines"

3:00 PM– University of California, Washington Center
Painting Workshop II – "Breathing Lines"

Directions to the University of California, Washington Center
UC Washington Center (Farragut North Metro Station or Dupont Circle Metro – about a 5-block walk, 1/2 mile; Metro bus)



Date:
9/10/2012
Start:
11:00 AM and 3:00 PM
Venue: University of California, Washington Center
Address: 1608 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036
Cost:
Free
Registration Contact: Janou Gordon
Pre-registration required
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TWO DANCE PERFORMANCES of John Cage's "STEPS": A Composition for a Painting to be Performed by Individuals and Groups (2nd notation, 2006). Performer/dancers are Emma Desjardins and Jamie Scott for the first performance, and Nancy Snider and Roger Reynolds for the second performance.

Directions to the University of California, Washington Center
UC Washington Center (Farragut North Metro Station or Dupont Circle Metro – about a 5-block walk, 1/2 mile; Metro bus)

Date: 9/10/2012
Start:
6:30 PM
Venue: University of California, Washington Center
Address: 1608 Rhode Island Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20036
Cost:
Free
Registration Contact:
Janou Gordon
Pre-registration required
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