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CLASSICAL | Steve Reich and Musica Nova

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Eastman's Musica Nova Ensemble next Wednesday will present an ode to the influential American composer Steve Reich and his vital concert output with a program of his works. With his 80th birthday approaching later this year, Reich has done as much to inform the contemporary classical landscape and inspire a new generation of artists as any living composer. The focus will be on some of Reich's more recent works, including the Rochester premiere of 2012's "Radio Rewrite" — inspired by the Radiohead songs "Everything in Its Right Place" and "Jigsaw Falling Into Place" — and "Double Sextet," for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 2009. That said, there will also be a special performance of his early piece, "Clapping Music," featuring the composer himself and Musica Nova Director Brad Lubman. For a more in-depth look at this tribute concert, including thoughts from Reich and Lubman, check out a preview online at rochestercitynewspaper.com on Monday.

Musica Nova and Steve Reich will perform on Wednesday, March 30, at Eastman School of Music's Kilbourn Hall, 26 Gibbs Street. 8 p.m. Free. esm.rochester.edu; stevereich.com.

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