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'American Mavericks' In Performance And Conversation

Throughout this month on a tour that's crossed the country, the San Francisco Symphony and music director Michael Tilson Thomas have turned the spotlight on several of America's homegrown eclectics. Calling their multi-city festival American Mavericks, the SFS reminds us just how vital, exciting and energizing American creative voices have been to musical culture — and how much that spirit continues to thrive among today's American composers.

In anticipation of the orchestra's "American Mavericks" series at Carnegie Hall, our colleagues at WQXR and Q2 hosted an evening of music and celebration at New York's Greene Space, featuring Tilson Thomas with composers John Adams and Meredith Monk, pianist Jeremy Denk, the St. Lawrence String Quartet and other special guests as they explored music by Adams, Charles Ives and other American originals.

Video courtesy of Q2 Music and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.