This performance has been canceled. All ticket holders for the Tuesday, February 7 TWO: The Music of the New York School will receive a refund in their original form of payment. (Payment by credit card will be refunded to the credit card; payment by cash or check will be refunded by university refund check in three to six weeks.) Any questions about this process can be directed to the Krannert Center Ticket Office at 217.333.6280 or 800.KCPATIX. Read additional details regarding the cancellation »
The New York School of music composition—which included Earle Brown, John Cage, Morton Feldman, and Christian Wolff—remains one of the most influential movements of the 20th century, inspiring dissertation and disputation even today. TWO follows these remarkable composers' stories and highlights their significance in today's musical landscape. With commissioned works from William Brooks (University of Illinois Associate Professor Emeritus of Composition) and Christian Wolff, the project explores current responses to the principles set out by the New York School and their contemporaries, highlighting the diversity of interests that existed within the movement.
Wolff: Wade in the Water
Brooks: Music . . . to hear
Feldman: Spring of Chosroes
This performance will not include an intermission.
Honoring the University of Illinois sesquicentennial anniversary in 2017, Krannert Center and the School of Music collaboratively explore the extraordinary diversity of today’s vital contemporary music scene—a revival of the spirit of the University of Illinois Festival of Contemporary Arts, which was a major cultural force in the mid-20th century. Sonic Illinois, a month-long celebration of new music, will celebrate innovative creators who challenge convention, forge new pathways, and expand the creative process. See featured performances.