San Francisco Symphony with Paul Jacobs, Jeremy Denk, Mason Bates, and U-M Chamber Choir
American Mavericks: Concert One
As part of its centennial season, Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony will present the second American Mavericks Festival, which will tour in its entirety to only two US venues: Hill Auditorium and Carnegie Hall. The 2012 festival celebrates the creative pioneering spirit and the composers who created a new American musical voice for the 20th century and beyond. These concerts will examine the music of iconoclastic, revolutionary composers championed by MTT and the SFS, such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Carl Ruggles, Edgard Varèse, and Charles Ives, and expand the maverick roster through two commissions by Bay Area composers John Adams and Mason Bates. Concerts will feature performances by longtime SFS collaborators Jessye Norman, Emanuel Ax, Meredith Monk, Jeremy Denk, and the St. Lawrence String Quartet, among others.
Program · Aaron Copland : Orchestral Variations (1930, orchestrated in 1957) · Henry Cowell : Piano Concerto (1928) · Mason Bates : Mass Transmission (2010) · Lou Harrison : Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra (1973)