Symphony Space’s "annual gift to the city of New York (The New York Times)” brings together leading ensembles to pay tribute to legendary American composer Steve Reich as part of his 80th birthday celebrations. The marathon includes Reich himself in conversation, as well as a program spanning more than four decades of his work, culminating in a rare performance of Reich’s complex and haunting The Desert Music for chorus and orchestra.
Admission is free and entry is granted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Clapping Music (1972)
City Life (1995)
Four Genesis Settings from The Cave (1990-1993, arr. 2013 by Alan Pierson)
Radio Rewrite (2013)
performed by Alarm Will Sound
Steve Reich and Alan Pierson in Conversation