The festivities will commence with a panel discussion at 4PM on Reich and his legacy, featuring conductor David Robertson, cellist Maya Beiser, composers Donnacha Dennehy and Steven Mackey, and others.
A mini-marathon concert, entitled Six Decades of Reich, will follow at 7:30PM, sampling works from each decade of the composer’s prolific career. Sō Percussion will be joined onstage by vocalist Beth Meyers, soprano Daisy Press, flutist Jessica Schmidtz, cellist Maya Beiser, and pianists Orli Shaham and Corey Smythe.
The concert will culminate with Reich’s breakthrough masterpiece, Drumming, which Sō Percussion had performed at the Lincoln Center Festival this past fall to critical acclaim. Though admission for both the discussion and the concert are free, reservations are required.
PROGRAM: Works by Steve Reich: Come Out, Cello Counterpoint, Vermont Counterpoint, Nagoya Marimbas, Drumming.
Free and open to all!