Martinos Auditorium, 2pm - 3pm, February 28th, 2013:
Stephen Drury talks about his experience working with Cage, previews clips of the evening’s program, and talks about Cage, now and into the future.
Martinos Auditorium, 8pm - 10pm, February 28th, 2013:
Stephen Drury performs a solo concert with the program to include Music for Piano, In a Landscape, and Etudes Australes Book III.
This concert is free but ticket registration is required. Registration will end on February 28 at 4:30 p.m.
Part of the Music Department's two-day residency with pianist Stephen Drury entitled “100 Years, and Still Counting: Cage Centenary”.
Throughout the past year, people from around the world have celebrated John Cage's 100th birthday in various formats: full-ﬂedged music/arts festivals, concerts, workshops, master classes, and lectures, in professional and casual venues, universities, and every day locations. Over the course of that year, people have collectively shared their experiences, ranging from that ﬁrst Cage discovery in a practice room, to working closely with the composer himself and becoming a life-long friend and collaborator. Many people have developed unique relationships with and to John Cage, whether personal, creative, or both. One such person happens to be one of John Cage's favorite pianists, Stephen Drury, who worked closely with Cage in performing and recording seminal works. An active pianist and conductor, Stephen Drury is a Cage devotee and has become one of the leading Cage interpreters of our time.
Pianist and conductor Stephen Drury has performed throughout the world with a repertoire that stretches from Bach to Liszt to the music of today. He has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Barbican Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hall in London, the Cité de la Musique in Paris, and the Leipzig Gewandhaus. A champion of contemporary music, he has taken the sound of dissonance into remote corners of Pakistan, Greenland and Montana. Drury has worked closely with many of the leading composers of our time, including Cage, Ligeti, Rzewski, Reich, Messiaen, Zorn, Berio, Lachenmann, Wolﬀ, Harvey, Finnissy, and Hyla. Drury has recorded the music of Cage, Carter, Ives, Stockhausen, Zorn and Rzewski, as well as works of Liszt and Beethoven. He is artistic director and conductor of the Callithumpian Consort, and he created and directs the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice at New England Conservatory where he is on the piano faculty.
Sponsored by the Creative Arts Council and the Music Department.