The music of America and beyond, celebrating the 60th anniversary of the American Memorial Chapel at St Paul’s
Thursday 7th June 2018 at 7.00 pm
Fast Cycles – American Minimalsim at the Organ
Nico Muhly, James McVinnie, Eliza McCarthy, Timo Andres & Chris Thompson
O AntiphonsNico Muhly
Fast CyclesNico Muhly
Beaming MusicNico Muhly
Twitchy OrgansNico Muhly
Four OrgansSteve Reich
Mad RushPhilip Glass
Explore new musical worlds as US composer Nico Muhly, one of the most influential musicians working today, joins with innovative organist James McVinnie and friends to present his own music alongside iconic masterpieces from the American minimalist tradition. The programme includes one of the most important works of the twentieth-century, Steve Reich’s Four Organs, a piece that nearly caused a riot at its Carnegie Hall debut, Michael Tilson Thomas recalling: “One woman walked down the aisle and repeatedly banged her head on the front of the stage, wailing ‘Stop, stop, I confess.’”
Main sponsor: Katten Muchin Rosenman
Doors open: 1 hour before performance.
Concessions: 60 years and above; 18 years or younger; full-time student.