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In concerts on October 24, 2012 at 9:43 am

O P E N   F O R ‘ M :   J O H N   C A G E   C H E A P   I M I T A T I O N

OPEN FOR’M is an immersion, an encounter, a multi-dimensional experience. On Tuesday, October 30, the Callithumpian Consort focuses on a single piece of music — John Cage’s Cheap Imitation — in a free-form event made of equal parts teach-in, demonstration, free-form discussion, open rehearsal, Q & A, pre-concert lecture, and post-concert reception.

The evening will include an open rehearsal of the piece, as well as excerpts from related works (Satie’s Socrate), related video footage, commentary from special guest LAURA KUHN from the John Cage Trust, discussions with the players themselves, and refreshments.

Consider yourself invited to eavesdrop on the ongoing conversation between the music and the musicians (and vice versa). Sit next to and among the performers; experience the music, its history, challenges, and beauties from inside of the group!

Join us in exploring John Cage’s Cheap Imitation.

The encounter with John Cage’s Cheap Imitation for orchestra continues with the performance of the complete work (alongside music of Luigi Nono and Morton Feldman) at the Gardner Museum on November 1st, 2012 as part of Callithumpian Consort’s year-long celebration of the John Cage Centennial.


CC at Boston College

In concerts on October 20, 2012 at 10:59 pm

We’re in residence this season at Boston College, working and performing with BC students in shared concerts as well as concerts of our own.

Coming up on Monday, October 22, Callithumpian performs music by CageFeldmanWolffBrown, and MurailThe concert begins at 8:00 PM in Gasson 100Admission is free.

Program details:

John CageString Quartet in Four Parts, Music for Seven
Morton FeldmanTwo Pieces for Clarinet and String Quartet
Tristan MurailLachrymae (commissioned by Callithumpian)
Earle BrownString Quartet
Christian WolffHay Una Mujer Desaparecida

For more information, please visit the Boston College Music DepartmentFor directions to the campus, please click here.

This concert is sponsored by the Institute for the Liberal Arts and the Music Department.