Last Sunday Salon Series of season slated for Nov. 2

Posted: Thursday, October 23, 2008

Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will welcome back Adam Tendler for a Sunday afternoon of "Talk, Tea and Tones" featuring John Cage's "Sonatas and Interludes."

This third and final concert in the arts council's Sunday Salon Series takes place at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center. Tickets are available online, at Hearthside Books and Rainy Retreat books, or by calling 586-2787.

Tendler will perform Cage's legendary masterpiece "Sonatas and Interludes" for prepared piano. Cage requires the pianist to meticulously prepare the piano with metal, plastic and rubber objects inserted between the strings to create a sonic landscape of gongs, bells, and drums.

After the concert, Tendler will give a talk about Cage, the social context of "Sonatas and Interludes," its Eastern roots and its historical significance both musically and in terms of Cage specifically, as well as the accidental origins of the prepared piano. The audience is encouraged to ask questions.

Pie-in-the-Sky will bring tea treats. Rendezvous will bring a no-host bar and drink specials.

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