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Bang on a Can presents Morton Feldman’s 'For John Cage'

In-Person Concert


Thursday, December 15, 2022
7:30 – 9 pm EST
Scheuer Auditorium

The William Petschek Family Music Program

The music and art scenes in 1960s New York were deeply connected. The lives of composers such as John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff were interwoven with the lives of the artists around them, and new ideas flowed freely between disciplines. At the center of this was Cage, whose relationships with Merce Cunningham and Robert Rauschenberg made him a nexus between many different scenes in New York. "John Cage knew everybody" said the younger Morton Feldman, and he introduced Feldman to many of the artists who would become his closest friends and collaborators.

Towards the end of his life, Feldman wrote several "tribute" pieces to people who had been important to him among them, For John Cage (1982), and it has become one of Feldman's most well-known pieces. For John Cage will be performed by Karl Larson on piano and Erica Dicker, violin in conjunction with the exhibition New York: 1962-1964.

Tickets: $22 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Members
Includes Museum Admission; doors open at 7 pm.

All attendees will be required to wear a mask during this onsite program.

The Jewish Museum is committed to making its programs accessible to all. For inquiries and requests for live CART interpretation, ASL interpretation, or additional accommodations, please email info@thejm.org or call 212.423.3200 ext. 0.

Photo courtesy the artist.