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Alarm Will Sound

April 14, 2024
Zellerbach Theatre
PLA Presents

The “reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” Alarm Will Sound returns with an evening of music by “our greatest living composer,” Steve Reich. With a long history of presenting works by this seminal 20th century icon, our program celebrates the 50th anniversary of Music for 18 Musicians, perhaps the most influential minimalist work of all time. The evening also includes Clapping Music, which uses hands as the sole instrument, Vermont Counterpoint, and Radio Rewrite, inspired by the music of Radiohead. “As close to being a rock band as a chamber orchestra can be,” Alarm Will Sound brings intelligence and a sense of adventure to each performance. (The New York Times)

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6 PM:
Join us before the show for a talk with Alarm Will Sound's artistic director/conductor, Alan Pierson, clarinetist, Elisabeth Stimpert, and violinist, Patti Kilroy.

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Media support for this performance provided by WRTI 90.1 fm.

Photo credits:
1-3: Wojciech Wandzel
4: Michal Ramus