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John Cage 
Cage 2012
Join us for this national celebration of America's groundbreaking composer, John Cage! 


presents Cage 2012, a festival celebrating the centennial of composer John Cage, March 3 through March 24.


The compositions of the Los Angeles-born composer swirl with controversy, but few composers have been as influential in the dance, visual arts and musical worlds. His collaborations with Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Yoko Ono, and many others, are legendary. Hear for yourself a range of his works celebrating his centennial year.


Why celebrate Cage? Click here to learn more.


Programs and Locations


Saturday, March 3 at 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 4 at 5 p.m.




Both works feature audio-kinetic sound sculptures by Mineko Grimmer and Shalini Vijayan, violin


Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.


Atlas Eclipticalis

Variations IV

4'33" (no. 2) (0'00")

With Southwest musicians and guests. 

Join us for a post-concert discussion and reception with the artists

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena

Sunday, March 11 at 5 p.m.


Music for Carillon No. 5
Radio Music
Etudes Boreales I - IV
With Lynn Vartan, percussion and Peter Jacobson, cello  

Join us for a post-concert discussion and reception with the artists


The Colburn School, Los Angeles

Saturday, March 24 at 8 p.m.

Pre-concert talk at 7:30


Lecture on the Weather (with film)
Score (40 Drawings by Thoreau) & 23 Parts: Twelve Haiku followed by a Recording of the Dawn at Stony Point, New York, August 6, 1974
With a cast of 12 speakers and 23 musicians


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$38 General Admission, $28 Seniors over 65, and Student Rush tickets (with full-time ID) are available on the day of the concert for only $10.   


Music Center Special Offer  
Virginie Caussin and Frabrizio Clemente the Ballet Preljocaj's "Snow White".  
Photo: JC Carbonne
Ballet Preljocaj 
Snow White
Mar 23 - 25, 2012 
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 

Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center is thrilled to welcome the enchanted story of Snow White performed by Ballet Preljocaj. Out-of-the-ordinary and familiar at once, Ballet Preljocaj captures the essence of the Grimm Brothers' story with exquisite contemporary choreography. The costumes designed by fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier and the romantic score of 
Gustav Mahler heighten the drama of the unforgettable tale for a spellbinding performance.

Mention code 18863 by February 17 to receive 20%* off tickets to the March 23 performance. For tickets and information, visit musiccenter.org or call (213) 972-0711.
*Valid in Main Orchestra, Premier Founders, Main Founders, Rear Orchestra and Front Loge. Expires February 17, 2012. For online orders, select valid performance and click "Buy Tickets." Enter the promo code in the promo code box located in the top right corner of the ticketing page and click "submit" before selecting seating level. No refunds, cancellations or exchanges. Artists and program subject to change.

...and further Cage celebrations 
REDCAT presents:
John Cage Centenary Festival
Wed Feb 15 & Thu Feb 16
photo: Steve Gunther

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of John Cage's birth, REDCAT hosts two nights of rarely played music by the American visionary. The New Century Players, CalArts' professional new music ensemble, joins forces with the CalArts Orchestra to perform such works as Renga and Cage's seminal graphic score Fontana Mix. For tickets and more information, call 213-237-2800 or visit
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