Stay On It: Minimalism Past, Present & Future

Since its inception in the 1960s with pioneers like Steve Reich and Meredith Monk, minimalism has become one of the most influential forces in contemporary music – and indeed, the ubiquitous soundtrack of our modern American lives. But as a younger generation of composers absorbs the legacy of this movement, what comes next? Juxtaposing minimalist figureheads with a quintet of dynamic new voices, this evening gives a glimpse of a thrilling, varied and emotionally resonant future.

This performance also features Stay On It by Julius Eastman, whose music is currently enjoying a worldwide resurgence.


Gabriel Kahane: For Meredith (World premiere)
Steve Reich: Selections from Electric Counterpoint
Shelley Washington: Middleground (arr. L. Lanzilotti)
Reena Esmail: Darshan for Solo Violin
Sam Adams: Movements (for Us and Them)
Andy Akiho: Three Shades, Foreshadows for Solo Cello & Electronics
Julia Wolfe: A Wild Furze
Meredith Monk: Ellis Island
Julius Eastman: Stay On It

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Deanna Tham, Conductor
Gabriel Kahane, Host, Piano & Curator
Trevor Fitzpatrick, Cello
Erin Furbee, Violin
Mike Gamble, Guitars
Holcombe Waller, Vocals
Oregon Symphony



  • FRI, OCT 6, 2023, 7:30 PM

Patricia Reser Center for the Arts
12625 SW Crescent St
Beaverton, OR 97005




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The Patricia Reser Center for The Arts (12625 SW Crescent Street, Beaverton, OR 97005)



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