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Riverside Choral Society - Night Peace
Apr 25 2024
20:00
Alice Tully Hall
New York, NY, USA
Cost: $30-100

The New York premiere of Scott Ordway’s critically acclaimed The End of Rain. A deeply personal response to the California wildfires of the last five years, Ordway’s symphony takes us on a multimedia journey, blending photography with choral music and a text crowdsourced from the people closest to the heart of this environmental maelstrom.

With its ultimate message of hope and renewal, it is the centerpiece of [...]

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John Luther Adams' Crossing Open Ground
Apr 27 2024
11:00
Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center
New York, New York, USA

Juilliard x Lincoln Center Present the New York Premiere of John Luther Adams’ Crossing Open Ground

Composed by John Luther Adams
Directed and choreographed by Pam Tanowitz
Music directed by Nadia Sirota and Douglas Perkins

On Saturday April 27, in celebration of Earth Month, Juilliard and Lincoln Center present Crossing Open Ground, an outdoor work by John [...]

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John Luther Adams' Crossing Open Ground
Apr 27 2024
16:00
Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center
New York, New York, USA

Juilliard x Lincoln Center Present the New York Premiere of John Luther Adams’ Crossing Open Ground

Composed by John Luther Adams
Directed and choreographed by Pam Tanowitz
Music directed by Nadia Sirota and Douglas Perkins

On Saturday April 27, in celebration of Earth Month, Juilliard and Lincoln Center present Crossing Open Ground, an outdoor work by John [...]

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In Focus: The Climate Agenda
May 04 2024
11:00
Wigmore Hall
London, UK
Cost: £18

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Three Nocturnes for Solo Double Bass: Nos. 1 and 2
May 04 2024
18:00
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Healesville , VIC, Australia
Cost: $150

EVENING CONCERT

90 minutes, with interval.

Brahms Violin Concerto
Richard Tognetti Director & Violin
Timo-Veikko Valve Cello
Maxime Bibeau Double Bass
Australian Chamber Orchestra


TOM COULT Prelude (after Monsieur de Sainte-Colombe) Australian Premiere
ARVO PÄRT Für Lennart in memoriam
FRANZ SCHUBERT (arr. Dobrinka Tabakova) Arpeggione Sonata in [...]

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Ecological Listening
May 04 2024
19:30
Mario Viegas Room
Lisbon, Portugal
Cost: €12

A lecture-concert dedicated to the music of John Luther Adams, at its intersection between landscape and sound, ecology and art. The lecture is given by Martim Sousa Tavares using video and sound projection. The concert is with Leipzig-based pianist Mrika Sefa.

Foco Maestro is the São Luiz Theater project, which every year invites a conductor to define moments in the program. In 2024, Martim Sousa Tavares is given carte blanche, who presents five different proposals between [...]

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BANG ON A CAN remembers ROBERT BLACK
May 05 2024
12:00
BRIC
Brooklyn, NY, USA
Cost: free

No-one on the planet could make the double bass sing, dance, sound like a drum, spin like a top, like Robert Black.  And no one dedicated his life to the new with so much invention, musicality and passion.  

It would be hard to imagine a more meaningful tribute to our dear friend Robert Black than to hear six bass players, all closely associated with him, recreate the music on [...]

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Ecological Listening
May 05 2024
16:00
Mario Viegas Room
Lisbon, Portugal
Cost: €12

A lecture-concert dedicated to the music of John Luther Adams, at its intersection between landscape and sound, ecology and art. The lecture is given by Martim Sousa Tavares using video and sound projection. The concert is with Leipzig-based pianist Mrika Sefa.

Foco Maestro is the São Luiz Theater project, which every year invites a conductor to define moments in the program. In 2024, Martim Sousa Tavares is given carte blanche, who presents five different proposals between [...]

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Become River
May 11 2024
20:00
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, NJ, USA
Cost: $10-115

Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times) and “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), Sara Davis Buechner takes on Ludwig Van Beethoven's first piano concerto. John Luther Adams' Become River explores a river's progress, and [...]

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Become River
May 12 2024
16:00
Richardson Auditorium
Princeton, NJ, USA
Cost: $10-115

Lauded for her “intelligence, integrity and all-encompassing technical prowess” (New York Times) and “thoughtful artistry in the full service of music” (Washington Post), Sara Davis Buechner takes on Ludwig Van Beethoven's first piano concerto. John Luther Adams' Become River explores a river's progress, and [...]

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12 Ensemble: Canticles of the Sky
Jun 01 2024
19:30
Wigmore Hall
London, UK
Cost: £ 18-40

Described by Alex Ross in The New Yorker as ‘one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century’, John Luther Adams turned 70 last year; his work based on natural phenomena dates from 2015. On a similar theme, the Gubaidulina piece, dating from 2002, is scored for eight cellos.

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Vespers of the Blessed Earth
Jun 06 2024
19:30
Symphony Hall,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Cost: £26-59

MUSIC BORN FROM NATURE, SPEAKING STRAIGHT TO THE HEART.

“Earth, nothing more. Earth, nothing less. And let that be enough for you…” For some composers, nature isn’t just an inspiration for music. Nature is music. Sibelius imagined his Second Symphony as a great river of melody. [...]

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World Premiere of Prophecies of Fire
Jul 10 2024
19:00
The Old Church
Portland, OR, USA

JOHN LUTHER ADAMS (b. 1953) Prophecies of Fire (31’)

CMNW Co-Commission • World Premiere

Be among the first to experience Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’s final major work for chamber ensemble! Prophecies of Fire, co-commissioned by CMNW, will be premiered by the mesmerizing Sandbox Percussion, remembered for their stunning CMNW performances of George Crumb’s American Songbook II and Andy [...]

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Prophecies of Fire
Jul 13 2024
19:30
Hult Center for the Performing Arts
Eugene, OR, USA
Cost: $25-$40

Called “pure as magic” by The New York Times and “jaw-dropping” by The Washington Post, the young, energetic percussion ensemble brings down the house as OBF participates in the world-premiere weekend of John Luther Adams’ Prophecies of Fire.
 
Oregon Bach Festival season packages and Friends of the Festival presale begin March 19. Single tickets go on sale May 1. Full list of artists and repertoire will [...]

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Spirit of the Wild: A Vision of Nature
Sep 14 2024
19:30
Concert Hall, QPAC
Brisbane, Australia

Chief Conductor Umberto Clerici will be captain of this voyage to some of the wildest natural places. John Luther Adams’ visceral work Become Ocean does more than evoke the pull of the tides. It invites you to become one with the sea itself – to remember life’s humble beginnings on our water-based planet and ponder a future in which we return to its depths. Equally as evocative is Nigel Westlake’s Spirit of the Wild, brought to life by [...]

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Theatre of Voices - A Brief Descent into Deep Time
Feb 25 2025
19:30
Zankel Hall
New York, NY, USA

Embodying “undivided devotion to the musical material,” the Grammy Award–winning vocal ensemble Theatre of Voices is a go-to collaborator for many of today’s most visionary composers. In Zankel Hall alone, they have premiered new works by such artists as Arvo Pärt, David Lang, and Ingram Marshall. In this performance—in the intimate, in-the-round Zankel Hall Center Stage configuration—they sing a world premiere by the [...]

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Adams's swelling orchestral work may be the loveliest apocalypse in musical history. - Alex Ross, New Yorker
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