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July 2020

Worcester, UK—Qilyaun

July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Worcester Baptist Church, Sansome Walk
Worcester, WR1 1LN United Kingdom
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Worcester 2020 John Luther Adams Qilyuan Performers Joby Burgess percussion

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August 2020

New York, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

August 21 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States
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$45

Continuing the tradition of inviting engaging ensembles to use the Armory in unusual ways, the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will take over the entirety of the Armory’s historic rooms along with the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to perform Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds. The work is based on the songs of birds that are native to or migrate through the area in which the piece is performed. It explores the connections between…

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New York, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

August 22 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Park Avenue Armory, 643 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States
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$45

Continuing the tradition of inviting engaging ensembles to use the Armory in unusual ways, the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound will take over the entirety of the Armory’s historic rooms along with the Wade Thompson Drill Hall to perform Grammy and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds. The work is based on the songs of birds that are native to or migrate through the area in which the piece is performed. It explores the connections between…

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Tampere, Finland—Become Desert

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tampere House, Yliopistonkatu 55
Tampere, 33100 Finland
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5€ – 28€

UNM 2020: POWER FROM THE GROUND Finn Shields (b. 1994): Chthonic Matias Vestergård Hansen (b. 1989): ... through its Darkness. Marianna Liik (b. 1992): Kurzschluß John Luther Adams (b. 1953): Become Desert Tampere Philharmonic, in collaboration with Tampere Academy of Music Emilia Hoving, conductor Tampere Cappella, conductor Markus Yli-Jokipii Ung Nordisk Musik Festival Ung Nordisk Musik, or UNM, is the largest and oldest annual festival of contemporary music and sound art for young people in the Nordic countries, with a…

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September 2020

Moab, UT—Everything That Rises

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
$70

John Luther Adams: Everything That Rises Artists: JACK Quartet Event Description: Hikers, don your sunscreen and journey to a majestic spot in a magnificent secluded canyon ideal for acoustic music. The trailblazing JACK Quartet, known for their focussed expert interpretation of the music of living composers, presents a single work by one of their favorites composers, John Luther Adams. Known for his music that approaches nature as a canvas for extended sonic explorations, Adams’ music can take us to our…

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October 2020

Brisbane, Australia—Four Thousand Holes

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bowen Studio, 356 Bowen Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4005 Australia
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$32.74

Performance #10 in the 2020 Brisbane Music Festival 'Streamed Series' All events are streamed on the Brisbane Music Festival homepage. A private link to live-stream is provided to ticket purchasers on the morning of the performance. ANGUS WILSON / PERCUSSION ALEX RAINERI / PIANO Jodie Rottle: New Work Hannah Reardon-Smith: New Work Jakob Bragg: New Work Samantha Wolf: New Work John Luther-Adams: Four Thousand Holes Presented in partnership with Kupka’s Piano, four exciting new Australian works for piano and percussion…

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Portland, OR—Music of John Luther Adams

October 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Congregation Beth Israel, 1972 NW Flanders St.
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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Pulitzer Prize winner John Luther Adams’ evocative music brings us back to the source through nature, oneness and connection in this evening of peace and community healing. Congregation Beth Israel’s synagogue is considered one of the finest examples of Byzantine Revival architecture and a place of fellowship and friendship. Featuring award-winning guest choir Resonance Ensemble. In partnership with Congregation Beth Israel Works: JOHN LUTHER ADAMS | the place we began (2008) JOHN LUTHER ADAMS | The Immeasurable Space of Tones…

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November 2020

Spokane, WA—Dark Waves

November 7 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99210 United States
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JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR LORNA MCGHEE, FLUTE Two works inspired by the sea — a century apart. Dark Waves, by Alaskan-based composer John Luther Adams, blends electronics with full symphony to create shimmering waves of sound. Debussy expressed childhood memories in La mer (The Sea), a trio of “orchestral sketches.” The concert opens with a lost gem, a soaring testament to the love of a wandering musician for a beautiful and far-off princess. Lorna McGhee, one of the world’s finest flutists,…

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Spokane, WA—Dark Waves

November 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue
Spokane, WA 99210 United States
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JAMES LOWE, CONDUCTOR LORNA MCGHEE, FLUTE Two works inspired by the sea — a century apart. Dark Waves, by Alaskan-based composer John Luther Adams, blends electronics with full symphony to create shimmering waves of sound. Debussy expressed childhood memories in La mer (The Sea), a trio of “orchestral sketches.” The concert opens with a lost gem, a soaring testament to the love of a wandering musician for a beautiful and far-off princess. Lorna McGhee, one of the world’s finest flutists,…

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January 2021

San Diego, CA—Become Desert

January 15, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Copley Symphony Hall, 750 B St.
San Diego, CA 92101 United States
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BECOME DESERT & STRAVINSKY’S FIREBIRD Steven Schick, conductor San Diego Master Chorale ANNA THORVALDSDOTTIR: Metacosmos STRAVINSKY: Suite from The Firebird JOHN LUTHER ADAMS: Become Desert (SDSO co-commission & premiere) Explore the austere mystery of the desert as we begin our January annual festival, "In the Name of the Earth." Based on a Russian fairy tale, The Firebird is a dramatic story of courage and redemption. Stravinsky’s brilliant and colorful fairy tale ballet is bookended by tone poems depicting the vast…

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