To Do Monday: Caged Heat

John Cage

Today kicks off the “Beyond Cage” festival, a weeks-long celebration of the legacy of one of the past century’s most outré composers. All over the city, challenging works will be performed by different ensembles up until the November 7 premiere of John Cage’s final work for orchestra at the Upper East Side Bohemian National Hall. But tonight, it’s to Carnegie Hall, where Ursula Oppens and Joseph Kubera are to perform Atlas Eclipticalis and Winter Music, both works containing from one to 10 notes per “event,” with no set tempo but a specified “amplitude” for each note. Sounds simply … atonal!

Carnegie Hall, 881 Seventh Avenue, 8pm, tickets and information can be found at