The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble
Joseph Kubera, Piano • Ursula Oppens, Piano • Petr Kotik, Conductor
John Cage Atlas Eclipticalis (1961-62) & Winter Music (1957) performed simultaneously
Christian Marclay Shuffle (2007)
Admission: $25 / $15 Students & Seniors | Buy Tickets

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The panel discussion will focus on principles and concepts of performing Cage. The composer’s long-time associates and collaborators will convene to present analyses of the music, while attempting to clear up misguided approaches in performances often presented as “authentic.”

Panelists include composer Christian Wolff, one of Cage’s closest associates and his only student; pianist Joseph Kubera; author Richard Kostelanetz; percussionist Robyn Schulkowsky; composer Joel Chadabe; and Petr Kotik, one of the oldest living musical collaborators of Cage, who worked with him for 28 years, from 1964 to 1992.

Free and open to the public. Reservations recommended.

In partnership with The Graduate Center, CUNY

New Works by Emerging Composers
S.E.M. Ensemble • Yarn/Wire • Ian Antonio, Percussion • Kate Soper, VoiceAn evening of World Premieres
Michael Winter half-normal (2012)
Alex Mincek (2012)
Kate Soper The Crito. (2012)
David Kant Variations for Functions and Partitions of Time (Variation VII) (2012)
Natacha Diels Panik(bread) (2012)
Admission: $10 | Buy Tickets

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Katalin Karolyi & Ostravská banda, Infinito nero by Salvatore Sciarrino

PLEASE NOTE: This concert was originally scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 30, but has been rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy. The first half of the program has been changed.

Ostravská banda & Members of Talujon Percussion

Katalin Károlyi, Mezzo Soprano • Petr Kotik, Conductor

James Tenney Having never written a note for percussion (1971)
John Cage Forever and Sunsmell (1942)
Rebecca Saunders Caerulean (2010/11) AMERICAN PREMIERE
John Cage Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs (1942)
Morton Feldman Durations I (1960)
Salvatore Sciarrino Infinito nero (1998) FIRST U.S. STAGED VERSION
“One act Ecstasy” chamber opera
Admission: $20 / $15 Festival Pass, Students | Buy Tickets
* NOTE: Due to necessary building repairs to the theater at ISSUE Project Room, the concert has been rescheduled for Bohemian National Hall.

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Many Many Women, by Petr Kotik

PLEASE NOTE: Many Many Women has been moved to The Invisible Dog Art Center (51 Bergen St., Brooklyn), due to damage caused to Paula Cooper Gallery during the storm.

The time is now 6 pm – 8:30 pm, and audience members will be free to enter and exit at will.

S.E.M. Ensemble
Lisa Bielawa, Michele Eaton, Sopranos
Patrick Fennig, Countertenor; Daniel Neer, Tenor
Elliot Z. Levine, Baritone; Steven Hrycelak, Bass
Petr Kotik, Martha Cargo, Flute
Kyle Resnick, Thomas Verchot, Trumpet
William Lang, James Rogers, Trombone
Petr Kotik Many Many Women (1975-78)
Text by Gertrude Stein
Admission: Free, donations appreciated ($15 suggested) | Donate

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Ostravská banda
Joseph Kubera, Piano • Conrad Harris, Violin • Roscoe Mitchell, Saxophone • Petr Kotik, Flute & Conductor
John Cage Concert for Piano and Orchestra (1957-58)
Petr Kotik There is Singularly Nothing (1971-73)
John Cage Freeman Etudes, Book IV (1981)
Roscoe Mitchell Red Flower On A Bamboo Pole (Solo Saxophone) WORLD PREMIERE
John Cage Music of Changes (1951)
Admission: $15 / $10 Festival Pass, Students, Seniors | Buy Tickets

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Petr Kotik conducting the Janacek Philharmonic with Hana Kotková
Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava Petr Kotik, Conductor
Hana Kotková
, Violin • Joseph Kubera, Piano • Erin Lesser, Flute
Morton Feldman Piano and Orchestra (1976)
Structures for Orchestra (1961)
Flute and Orchestra (1978) AMERICAN PREMIERE
Violin and Orchestra (1979) AMERICAN PREMIERE
Admission: $25 / $15 Students & Seniors | Buy Tickets

Buy a Festival Pass (includes The Orchestra of the S.E.M. Ensemble: John Cage’s Atlas Eclipticalis with Winter Music) starting at $50.Patron Tickets & Preferred Seating available through S.E.M. Ensemble office: 718-488-7650 or

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A talk and presentation by Peter Graham

In September 1964, on their way to the Warsaw Autumn festival, the Cunningham Dance Company, John Cage, David Tudor and Robert Rauschenberg (traveling as the tour’s art director and stage technician) performed in Prague and Ostrava. These performances were significant for the Czech music scene, as Cage and Tudor met with composers and gave a public talk. The Cunningham Company and Cage were also given the rare opportunity to perform Concert for Piano and Orchestra with a full orchestra (conducted by the composer, Tudor at the piano)–Musica viva pragensis, organized by 22-year-old Petr Kotik. Peter Graham’s talk includes documents, commentaries and eyewitness accounts of this historic visit.

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Janáček Philharmonic Ostrava
Lucie Vítková
, Accordion • Petr Kotik, Conductor
Christian Wolff individuals, collective (2012) WORLD PREMIERE
Lucie Vítková Accept (2011) AMERICAN PREMIERE
John Cage 103 (1991) NEW YORK PREMIERE
One11 (1992) (film by Cage, realized by Henning Lohner)
Admission: $25 / $15 Festival Pass, Students, Seniors | Buy Tickets

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