Brugge, Belgium—Become ocean (Belgian Premiere)

Concertgebouw Brugge ‘t Zand 34, Brugge

Kris Defoort, Human voices only (Belgian premiere) Ludwig van Beethoven, Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 61 John Luther Adams, Become ocean (Belgian premiere) Human voices only, written in 2014, is the first orchestral work by Belgian composer and avant-garde jazz pianist Kris Defoort. He found his inspiration for this piece in Morocco: “I was on a flat roof during

Chicago, IL—Proximity (World Premiere)

Civic Opera House 20 N Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL

Proximity is a gripping, powerful trio of new works that confronts head-on some of the greatest challenges affecting us as a society: yearning for connection in a world driven by technology; the devastating impact of gun violence on cities and neighborhoods; and the need to respect and protect our natural resources. As the story zooms in and out from the


Philadelphia, PA—Vespers of the Blessed Earth (World Premiere)

Verizon Hall 300 S Broad St., Philadelphia, PA

Yannick Nézet-Séguin Conductor The Crossing Donald Nally Artistic Director J.L. Adams Vespers of the Blessed Earth (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission) Stravinsky The Rite of Spring The Rite of Spring, Igor Stravinsky’s vivid reflection on ancient pagan rituals, still astounds more than a century after its riotous Parisian premiere. John Luther Adams’s Vespers of the Blessed Earth references humanity’s impact on

New York, NY—Vespers of the Blessed Earth (NY Premiere)

Carnegie Hall 57th Street, New York, NY

The Philadelphia Orchestra and Yannick Nézet-Séguin continue to offer an extremely impressive variety of programming, with the final concert of their 2022–2023 Carnegie Hall season comprising Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring and a New York premiere by Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams. The Rite of Spring retains the same visceral impact—tempered by undeniable whimsy—that has taken the piece from

$24 – $149

New York, NY—Become River (NY Premiere)

Merkin Concert Hall 129 W 67th St., New York, NY

The Chelsea Symphony, in collaboration with composer Shuying Li, presents Li’s World Map concertos, featuring members of the Four Corners Ensemble in all new orchestrations of the concertos for chamber orchestra. Originally written for and recorded by the Four Corners Ensemble, each concerto journeys to a different country or region around the world, highlighting the diverse backgrounds of each featured


New York, NY—Become Desert (New York Premiere)

David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY

PROGRAM TO INCLUDE Britten Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes Takemitsu I hear the water dreaming John Luther Adams Become Desert (New York Premiere–New York Philharmonic Co-Commission with the Seattle Symphony, San Diego Symphony, and Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra) Britten’s Four Sea Interludes depicts foreboding ocean moods and a vicious storm. Takemitsu’s I hear the water dreaming, featuring Principal Flute Robert

$53 – $187