John Cage Tribute Concert

Nov 9, 2012 07:00 PM

Location: Performing Arts Center

MACHIAS, Maine – During the month of November, the University of Maine at Machias will present Off the Edge of the Sea, a series of concerts and learning engagements in the performing arts that will feature a diverse line up of local and national musicians.

On Friday, November 9, the series will present “The Cage on the Edge of the Sea,” a celebration of the centennial of the birth of composer John Cage, considered one of the most influential and controversial artists of the 20th century. The 7 p.m. concert will present a range of the composer’s work spanning 50 years and will include performances by Grammy Award-winning pianist Paul Sullivan, internationally recognized percussionist Gustavo Aguilar, and UMM’s own music professor Gene Nichols and instructor Duane Ingalls.

A lecture on the life and music of Cage will be held at 6 p.m. before the concert.

All performances and workshops will take place in the UMM Performing Arts Center. Performance tickets are $10 each, $15 for a couple, free for UMM students, and $3 for non-UMM students. Workshops and lectures are free admission. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance by calling 255-1370.

The Off the Edge of the Sea series is funded by the Libra Foundation, a Portland-based philanthropic organization.

For more information, e-mail offtheedgeofthesea@gmail.com or visit Off the Edge of the Sea on Facebook.

 

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