The Cage just doesn't stop around here. Tonight at Greenwich House Music School the esteemed pianist Taka Kigawa plays various pieces by the master, including some of the Études Australes. On Saturday night, the Darmstadt series presents an all-Cage program at ISSUE Project Room, with rare performances of Hymns and Variations and Twenty-three alongside the familiar String Quartet in Four Parts. ISSUE's programming is very rich this month, with Philip Glass-led fundraisers June 13-15 and Stockhausen on Make Music day, June 21. Note also that there will be a Satie-Cage Vexations marathon that day — one of several around the world.... Michael Mizrahi appears on behalf of his acclaimed new record The Bright Motion at LPR on June 12; the viola's Nadia Sirota is also in the house.... Speaking of Sirota — I'm not sure if there's a relation here [update: in fact, there is none] — Raphael Mostel tells of bringing Beate Sirota Gordon to the recent Marc-André Hamelin performance of the Busoni concerto; her father, Leo Sirota, gave the Viennese premiere, with Busoni conducting.... The Brooklyn Philharmonic finishes up a remarkable season in Bed-Stuy on Saturday, with a program of Beethoven, Andrew Norman, Lena Horne standards, and Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def). The same night, David Robertson leads the second of two New York Philharmonic CONTACT! concerts, featuring Boulez, Michael Jarrell, and an Elliott Carter world premiere.... Wordless Music, a crucial addition to the NYC scene since 2006, comes to Millennium Park in Chicago this summer; the July 5 show, with the aforementioned Norman, looks particularly good.... Jacaranda in LA announces its 2012-13 season, with a Cage and Britten focus. Season after season, the twentieth century comes to life in Jacaranda's programs: only here can you get Vexations and Curlew River.... Here's a fun smackdown between Tony Scott and David Carr, both of the New York Times, on the subject of critical vs. popular taste.