Rochesterians have a rare chance to see one of the greatest American composers, and hear some of his most recent music, this evening when the Eastman School hosts Steve Reich in a concert beginning at 8 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall.
Eastman Musica Nova under Brad Lubman will be featured in several recent Reich works: the Pulitzer Prize-winning Double Sextet, Quartet for Two Pianos and Two Vibraphones, and the recent Radio Rewrite based on two songs by Radiohead. Brad Lubman conducted the world premiere of this work in London in 2013. You’ll also hear his Clapping Music, performed by Reich and Lubman.
Steve Reich will also be recognized with an honorary doctorate degree for lifetime achievement during his visit to Rochester, and lead a workshop for composition students on Thursday morning.