American Mavericks
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Adieu, Mavericks

With the American Mavericks Festival and Tour now complete, Davies Symphony Hall is quiet without percussion polyrhythms coming up through the floors, Paul Jacobs on the Ruffatti organ making us wonder if we just had a minor earthquake, and running into an array of props, sets, and weirdo instruments backstage.  Not to say we’re not […]

American Mavericks Festival concerts “a triumph” and “a whirlwind of delight”

Some great reviews are coming in of the first concerts in the American Mavericks Festival: “After weeks of build-up, the American Mavericks Festival opened Thursday night at Davies Symphony Hall. It delivered what Michael Tilson Thomas has been promising: to connect the dots through a century’s worth of music that somehow defines an American sound […]

Mavericks Family Tree

The mavericks play Six Degrees of Charles Ives:

Opening Night

It’s opening night of the American Mavericks Festival, Centennial Edition  !  On the program tonight:  Copland’s Orchestral Variations, Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ and Percussion Orchestra and Henry Brant’s arrangement of Charles Ives’ A Concord Symphony.     It’s an eclectic audience tonight in Davies Symphony Hall.  Fitting for the group of composers on tonight’s […]

Ring My Bells

It’s the American Mavericks Festival’s Opening Day! On the first concert program (tonight and tomorrow night in SF), Paul Jacobs will perform Lou Harrison’s Concerto for Organ with Percussion Orchestra with members of the SFS Percussion Section.  You can preview the music here, or watch a video from Paul Jacobs and MTT about how fun […]