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MTT Brings American Mavericks to Carnegie Hall

Who among you remembers the American Mavericks project from American Public Media at Minnesota Public Radio?

Michael Tilson Thomas oversaw this project and it was wonderful.

So, now, MTT is bringing a series of concerts to Carnegie Hall. From The Blog at Carnegie Hall

“As Artistic Director of American Mavericks, Michael Tilson Thomas offers a thrilling chance to experience the music of Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, John Cage, John Adams, and other maverick composers in a series of concerts in March 2012, celebrating what he calls the “iconoclasts, moldbreakers, voyagers, pioneers of the American sound.”

Two performances by Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony form the cornerstones of American Mavericks, also featuring Emanuel Ax, Jessye Norman, Meredith Monk, and additional guest soloists. Other American Mavericks concerts feature Alarm Will Sound; Jennifer Koh, violin; Lisa Moore, piano; JACK Quartet; and So Percussion.

‘The mavericks are iconoclasts, moldbreakers, voyagers, pioneers of the American sound,’ says conductor Michael Tilson Thomas. ‘They imagined themselves as musical revolutionaries. And they were.’ As Artistic Director of American Mavericks, Tilson Thomas offers a thrilling chance to experience the music of Charles Ives, Carl Ruggles, John Cage, John Adams, and other maverick composers. To hear this rarely heard, vibrant music live in concert is more than a revelation. It compels your attention.

Visit the Carnegie Hall web site for complete schedules.

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