Seattle Symphony Orchestra does New York School

Source: I Care if you Listen.

In the Grand Lobby of Benaroya Hall on February 5, 2016 at 10:00pm, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra’s [untitled] 2 concert was set to begin. Dedicated to Robert Rauschenberg, a pivotal member of the New York School of visual art, the concert was set in front of his work Echo. The Seattle Symphony drew inspiration from Rauschenberg’s influence and performed works by famed composers of the New York School of composition: John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff. A packed audience sat around the center stage with many more on the floor with blankets or standing in the back. Elena Dubinets, the Vice President of Artistic Planning, introduced the concert with a background of the New York School’s core values: to reject tradition and demand individual technique and processes from its artists. Christina Valdes opened the concert with Morton Feldman’s Intersections No. 2, ensuring to embody these values in her performance.