We're getting a belated start to our season launch, but the good news is that the November concert we had to delay has been rescheduled to a date when more of our friends are likely to be in town. So hang onto your November tickets; they'll be good for the Clark-Schuldmann Duo recital, now to be held March 3 at a new location, Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 2331 E. Adams St. Meanwhile, we're just a few weeks away from our latest world premiere!
Cage @ the Cabaret--and a special offer
Chamber Music PLUS presents the world premiere of Cage @ the Cabaret, a multimedia production celebrating the hundredth anniversary of maverick American composer John Cage.
Cage is taken seriously as one of the 20th century's most innovative composers, yet it's hard not to think of him as a musical mischief-maker--or even a happy vandal. He's most famous for developing the concept of the "prepared piano," affixing all sorts of objects to a piano's strings to produce an intriguing array of new sounds. Many of his works leave a lot up to chance--decisions made on the spot by performers, or imposed by casting the I Ching. Cage was also notorious for wresting "music" out of ambient sounds--a dozen radio receivers tuned to different frequencies, or the noises an audience makes while waiting, minute after minute, for a pianist to begin playing.
Even if you think Cage's music might be too odd for your tastes, Cage @ the Cabaret will be a fine entertainment for everyone, thanks to words illuminating Cage's life and theories delivered by actor Bob Clendenin, last seen here almost exactly two years ago in CMP's Vivaldi's Four Seasons. Bob will be joined on stage by Tucson actor/musician Martie van der Voort, pianist Ian Houghton and percussionist Kyle Maxwell-Doherty, in a show written, as always, by our own Harry Clark and directed by Marcus Goodwin.
The fun show promises some secret twists and turns, so take a chance on John Cage!
As you might guess from the title Cage @ the Cabaret, performances are taking place at the Cabaret Theater, upstairs at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. I't's a small space, so we've scheduled four shows to accommodate everyone. Performances are:
Friday, Jan. 4, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 5, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, Jan. 6, 1 p.m. (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, Jan. 6, 5 p.m.
All performances will be at the Cabaret Theater, upstairs at the Temple of Music and Art, 330 S. Scott Ave. Single tickets cost $40 and are available at 400-5439. Single tickets cost $40. Order yours now at 400-5439.
SPECIAL OFFER TO SUBSCRIBERS: During the next seven days, our subscribers may purchase up two two additional tickets for the Cage performances at $20 each--a savings of 50 percent! This offer is valid only for current Chamber Music Plus subscribers, and expires at then end of the business day on Monday, December 10. You must place your order by phone at 400-5439.
Not a subscriber? It's not too late! Full and mini subscriptions are still available at our website. Place your subscription order now, and then call 400-5439 for your additional November tickets.
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