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Cage Ascending Dragon
Southwest Chamber Music performs Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis

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Grammy® Award-winning 

Southwest Chamber Music Presents


Cage 2012 

Worlds Collide:John Cage in Space


Southwest Chamber Music

 March 10 at 8 p.m.

Art Center College of Design




March 11 at

5 p.m.

Pacific Asia Museum
Grammy® Award-winning Southwest Chamber Music continues it's survey of musical works by John Cage in two programs of Cage 2012, a festival honoring the centenniel of Cage's birth.  


Saturday, March 10 at 8:00 p.m. in the Williamson Gallery at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Cage's Atlas Eclipticalis, Variations IV, and 4'33" (no. 2) (0'00") will be performed together for the first time. Southwest musicians are joined by the Jazz Ensemble at Hamilton High School Academy of the Arts. Reception and discussion follow.


In the Williamson Gallery exhibit, "The History of Space Photography," curated by Jay Belloli, the musicians will be surrounded by wall-sized photos of the Earth viewed from space as well as views of the solar system and the universe beyond.  


Sunday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. Cage 2012 continues at the Pacific Asia Museum. The program focuses on Cage's use of percussion in many guises.  Branches, Music for Carillon No. 5, and Radio Music feature Southwest percussionist Lynn Vartan.  In Etudes Boreales I-IV, Vartan is joined by Southwest cellist Peter Jacobson.  Reception and 

discussion follow.


For information and ticket purchase visit the Southwest web site, swmusic.org or call (800)726-7147. 


Click to read LA Times review of Southwest's performance of One-6 and One-10 given March 3 and 4.

Concert and Ticket Information

Tickets: $38 general admission, $28 seniors over 65, and 

$10 students with full-time I.D.


Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m.

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena  


Atlas Eclipticalis

Variations IV

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

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


Sunday, March 11 at 5 p.m.

Pacific Asia Museum, Pasadena 



Music for Carillon No. 5

Radio Music 

Etudes Boreales I - IV

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

Click to order tickets   

$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.   


Link to Other concerts in Southwest's Cage 2012



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