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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

Albuquerque, New Mexico (Live Stream)—Dark Wind

August 6 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for live-streamed performances of Chatter, a chamber music ensemble. Livestream details to come. Celebrating the 11th year of Chatter summer concerts at Albuquerque Museum. August 6 Lou Harrison – Peace Piece Three: Little Song on the Atom Bomb John Luther Adams – Dark Wind Anna Thorvaldsdottir – In the Light of Air Details subject to change

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Chatham, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

August 7
PS21, 2980 ROUTE 66
Chatham, NY 12037 United States
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The highlight of PS21’s summer season will be the New York State premiere of Grammy Award-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds, which is set to be performed by the acclaimed Alarm Will Sound. Drawing inspiration from birdsong, the piece explores the connection between nature and music—a topic Adams has continually explored throughout his remarkable career. A free community program called “Follow Me Into the Field.” will take place the next day. Led by Alarm Will Sound musicians, families…

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Lewiston, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

August 9
Artpark, 450 South 4th Street
Lewiston, NY 14092 United States
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Described by The New York Times as “ of the most vital and original ensembles on the American Music scene,” Alarm Will Sound will present John Luther Adams ’ “Ten Thousand Birds” as part of Artpark’s Music in the Woods series to be announced shortly. The piece 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 nature and music, a topic that…

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Albuquerque, New Mexico (Live Stream)— Qilyaun

August 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Please join us for live-streamed performances of Chatter, a chamber music ensemble. Livestream details to come. Celebrating the 11th year of Chatter summer concerts at Albuquerque Museum. August 20 James Tenney – PIKA-DON Jerod Tate – Thunder John Luther Adams – Qilyaun Details subject to change.

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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

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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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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