Wall to Wall Steve Reich
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FREE EVENT. Premium reserved seating is available with a donation of $100 or more. 1 segment: $100, 2 segments: $200, 3 segments: $249

Each ticket subject to a $5 service fee.
Part of Fuse Project / Music

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. Premium reserved seating is available with a donation of $100 or more.  


Program (as of 4/28/17)

Segment 1: 3pm

Piano Counterpoint (1973, arr. 2011 by Vincent Corver)
performed by Vicky Chow

WTC 9/11 (2010)
performed by Mivos Quartet

Electric Counterpoint (1987)
performed by Mark Stewart, Dither, and friends

Sidewalk, set to Double Sextet (2007)
performed by Keigwin + Company


Break: 4:45pm-5:30pm


Segment 2: 5:30pm

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


Break: 7pm-8pm


Segment 3: 8pm

Different Trains (1988)
performed by Mivos Quartet

Steve ReichStephen Sondheim, and Alan Pierson in Conversation

Finishing the Hat–Two Pianos (2010)
(by Stephen Sondheim, arr. Steve Reich)
performed by Anthony de Mare

The Desert Music (1983, arr. 2001 by Alan Pierson)
performed by American Composers Orchestra


Performers and times are subject to change.