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February 2023

Baltimore, MD—Become Ocean

February 5, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, 1212 Cathedral St.
Baltimore, MD 21201 United States
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Repertoire JOHN LUTHER ADAMS Become Ocean DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto Artists Kwamé Ryan, conductor Pablo Ferrández, cello The sensitive and charismatic young Spaniard Pablo Ferrández brings out all the passion and earthy folk music embedded within Dvořák’s Cello Concerto, a crown jewel of the solo repertoire. Kwamé Ryan conducts with the broad perspective of a true world citizen, from his Trinidadian and Canadian roots to his extensive training and experience in the United Kingdom and Europe. He turns his keen gaze…

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March 2023

Brugge, Belgium—Become ocean (Belgian Premiere)

March 17, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Concertgebouw Brugge, ‘t Zand 34
Brugge, 8000 Belgium
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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 Ramadan and everywhere I heard these chants, infinite melodies that consist of only a few notes but with immeasurable variations.…

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Chicago, IL—Proximity (World Premiere)

March 24, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Opera House, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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$40

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 individual to the community to the cosmic, we find ourselves in a compelling snapshot of 21st-century life, with all of…

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Chicago, IL—Proximity

March 26, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Opera House, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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$60

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 individual to the community to the cosmic, we find ourselves in a compelling snapshot of 21st-century life, with all of…

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Chicago, IL—Proximity

March 29, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Civic Opera House, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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$40

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 individual to the community to the cosmic, we find ourselves in a compelling snapshot of 21st-century life, with all of…

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

March 30, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Verizon Hall, 300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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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 the Earth. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “The music I’m writing now is an expression of grief and faith in…

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April 2023

Philadelphia, PA—Vespers of the Blessed Earth

April 1, 2023 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Verizon Hall, 300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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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 the Earth. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “The music I’m writing now is an expression of grief and faith in…

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Philadelphia, PA—Vespers of the Blessed Earth

April 2, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Verizon Hall, 300 S Broad St.
Philadelphia, PA 19102 United States
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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 the Earth. He told the Philadelphia Inquirer, “The music I’m writing now is an expression of grief and faith in…

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Chicago, IL—Proximity

April 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Civic Opera House, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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$50

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 individual to the community to the cosmic, we find ourselves in a compelling snapshot of 21st-century life, with all of…

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Chicago, IL—Proximity

April 8, 2023 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Civic Opera House, 20 N Upper Wacker Dr
Chicago, IL 60606 United States
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$60

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 individual to the community to the cosmic, we find ourselves in a compelling snapshot of 21st-century life, with all of…

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