Part of the Steve Reich–curated Three Generations exploration of the changing direction of concert music, this evening focuses on the pioneering first generation of composers. In his revolutionary In C, Terry Riley took 53 phrases, or modules, and gave players the freedom to repeat them as often as they like before moving to the next phrase. The resulting work introduced minimalism to the mainstream. John Adams’s Shaker Loops owes much to the minimalist movement, but also uses small repeating melodic fragments, a technique popularized by Steve Reich in his tape music. Adams’s piece refers to the Shaker religious group, recreating their ecstatic ritual dance in music that is wildly exciting, beautifully meditative, and always fascinating.
Brad Lubman, Conductor
JOHN ADAMS Shaker Loops
TERRY RILEY In C (original version)
Performance includes a discussion with Steve Reich and John Adams
$64.00 - $76.00
Carnegie Hall - Zankel Hall
57th Street and Seventh Avenue , New York , NY
Newly restored in 2003, a flexible space located beneath the main hall. Avoid seating near the west wall, as subway sound can sometimes bleed through.
members' rating of venue:
B/D to 7th Avenue
Patrons in wheelchairs must confirm seating access in advance by calling the House Manager's office at (212) 903-9605. Infrared available.