Pledging Allegiance To American Mavericks
A Winter Fund Drive wrap-up and the American Maverick Festival preview
Monday, March 05, 2012
Thank you to those that have pledged support during our Winter Fund Drive! It's because of those contributions that we can bring you festivals like American Mavericks, which is a whole other conversation (!), but for Hammered! means two days focused on the music of Julius Eastman and Morton Feldman.
But first things first, Monday through Wednesday Q2 Music winds down its Winter Fund Drive and we'll be playing some our "standard repertoire", beginning with a Monday show comprised entirely of live performances, a feature of Q2 Music that we rather pride ourselves on. Tune in for music of John Adams, Judd Greenstein and Nico Muhly. The next two days feature music from Sleeping Giant composers Chris Cerrone and Jacob Cooper, in addition to tunes from David Lang, Gabriel Kahane and more.
Then, starting Thursday, we dive head first into our American Maverick Festival, a celebration of ground-breaking, iconoclastic voices in American classical music from the 20th and 21st centuries. For Hammered!, we focus on the music of Morton Feldman and Julius Eastman, a supremely individual but often overlooked composer. We'll also have Steve Reich and Sebastian Currier introducing two of their works.
The big news: starting next week we invite three pianists to share curatorial duties for the remainder of March, each taking one week. Leading off we have Kathleen Supové, followed by Lisa Moore and conclude with Jeremy Denk, each offering their own programs, introductions and perspectives on maverick-y piano music of the American avante-garde.
Absolutely, without question, not a week or month to miss.