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Saturday, March 18, 2017 8:00 PM // Hill Auditorium

Steve Reich @ 80
Music for 18 Musicians

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This concert was streamed live. Watch the archived livestream by clicking “performance video.”

The Guardian in London asserts, “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history, and Steve Reich is one of them.”

Reich, whom the New Yorker called “the most original musical thinker of our time,” celebrates his 80th birthday in 2016; the year also marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Music for 18 Musicians, considered by many to be his greatest composition. Two of Chicago’s world-class ensembles, Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion (recent “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” Grammy winners) team up to perform this seminal piece. Reich’s Sextet rounds out the program.

Pre-Performance Talk. 7:30 pm, Hill Mezzanine Lobby.

PROGRAM

Reich Sextet
Reich Music for 18 Musicians

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • The Renegade Venture Fund, established by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • The Wallace Foundation

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3/18/17 8:00 PM
Hill Auditorium

Steve Reich @ 80
Music for 18 Musicians

This concert was streamed live. Watch the archived livestream by clicking “performance video.”

The Guardian in London asserts, “There’s just a handful of living composers who can legitimately claim to have altered the direction of musical history, and Steve Reich is one of them.”

Reich, whom the New Yorker called “the most original musical thinker of our time,” celebrates his 80th birthday in 2016; the year also marks the 40th anniversary of the premiere of Music for 18 Musicians, considered by many to be his greatest composition. Two of Chicago’s world-class ensembles, Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion (recent “Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance” Grammy winners) team up to perform this seminal piece. Reich’s Sextet rounds out the program.

Pre-Performance Talk. 7:30 pm, Hill Mezzanine Lobby.

PROGRAM (Sat 3/18/2017: Hill Auditorium)

Reich Sextet
Reich Music for 18 Musicians

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

  • The Renegade Venture Fund, established by the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation

SUPPORTING SPONSOR

FUNDED IN PART BY

  • The Wallace Foundation

MEDIA PARTNERS

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Performance Livestream: Steve Reich @ 80

UMS will livestream Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion's performance of Steve Reich's music from Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 8 pm EST. Register to receive reminders and information about the stream: