Concert to Honor Influential Composer Cage

The Department of Music will present “Cage Centennial Celebration Concert” at 8 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Organized by Michael Bump, professor of music, the concert will feature performances of a variety of piano, prepared piano and percussion music from composer John Cage (1912-1992). Cage was a musician, philosopher, visual artist and writer, and considered by many to be one of the most influential creative figures of the 20th century.

Dr. Janice Mercer, a respected scholar on Cage’s life and music, will be featured as a guest pianist.

The concert will also be live-streamed via the Truman Department of Music website. For more information, contact Bump at or 660.785.4052.