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Curated by Dustin Hurt, Director of Bowerbird. The Philadelphia performance is part of the festival Cage: Beyond Silence, presented by Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Saturday, January 19, 2013 @ 7:30 pm
Tenri Cultural Institute
43A West 13th Street, New York City
Tickets $20 general admission, $15 students/seniors (with ID) at door only.

Sunday, January 20, 2013 @ 2:00 PM
Van Pelt Auditorium
Philadelphia Museum of Art
2600 Benjamin Franklin Parkway (at 26th Street)
Philadelphia, PA
The event is FREE but requires a ticket. Free tickets can be obtained at the museum's visitor services the day of the show. If you wis
h to visit the Dancing Around the Bride exhibition you must purchase admission to the museum. Info: (215) 763-8100,

Music for Four (1984–1987) - John Cage (1912–1992)
Four5 (1991) - John Cage
Thirteen (1992) - John Cage
Sonata for Two Voices - John Cage

The PRISM Quartet and the Curtis Institute of Music’s 20/21 ensemble join forces for a program of late-career music by the iconic John Cage on the centennial of his birth. The Philadelphia program is part of “Cage: Beyond Silence,” a major festival produced by Bowerbird in conjunction with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The program will be previewed in New York City at the Tenri Cultural Institute.

Dustin Hurt, Bowerbird’s Director and the curator of “Cage: Beyond Silence,” writes, “In 2012, the year of the Cage Centenary, and now twenty years after his death, we are still grasping to understand the enormity of Cage’s contributions. His infamous ‘silent piece’, 4'33", composed at the near start of his career, still dominates discussion, at times overshadowing the subsequent forty years of artistic output. But Cage’s tireless artistic exploration and innovation—which also grew to include visual arts and writing—produced one of history’s most unique and nuanced musical voices. We invite you to engage with Cage’s work, welcoming its complexity, unpredictability, and unexpected beauty.” For further information, please visit

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS: The New York program is made possible with generous support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and Conn-Selmer. The Philadelphia program is presented with support from the Philadelphia Cultural Fund and the Presser Foundation.

NEXT UP: Ice Cream Time: Nick Didkovsky Composer Portrait on May 17, 2013 at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, a co-presentation of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the PRISM Quartet, and on May 19, 2013 at Roulette, a co-presentation of Roulette, Harvestworks, and the PRISM Quartet. Please visit for more information.

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