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September 2021

Philadelphia, PA—Ten Thousand Birds

September 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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$15 – $35

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely…

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Philadelphia, PA—Ten Thousand Birds

September 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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$15 – $35

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely…

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Washington, D.C.—Sila: The Breath of the World

September 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The REACH at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States
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Free

Co-commissioned by Washington Performing Arts and premiered locally in 2015, John Luther Adams’s “choose-your-own-adventure” outdoor work returns to Washington, D.C. Wander among the musicians as they disperse across the Kennedy Center’s REACH campus, and discover how the atmospheric piece challenges you to experience the connections among music, nature, and the world around you. Note: No tickets or advance registrations are required for this free event. Co-presented with The United States Air Force Band, in cooperation with The John F. Kennedy…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

September 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Park-Like, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Join St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for two FREE outdoor events on September 27 and 28 as John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs transforms the Pulitzer’s Park-Like into a musical forest. Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like’s garden walking paths and seating provide this unique setting for these performances combining music, people, plants and wildlife. American composer John Luther Adams lived for 40 years in the wilds of Alaska, and his works are…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Park-Like, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Join St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for two FREE outdoor events on September 27 and 28 as John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs transforms the Pulitzer’s Park-Like into a musical forest. Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like’s garden walking paths and seating provide this unique setting for these performances combining music, people, plants and wildlife. American composer John Luther Adams lived for 40 years in the wilds of Alaska, and his works are…

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London, UK—Across the Distance

September 30 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£13 – £65

John Luther Adams’s Across the Distance heralds the opening of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Human / Nature series. 24 horn players fill the public spaces of the Royal Festival Hall with glorious sound in this free performance supported by John and Carol Wates.

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October 2021

London, UK—there is no one, not even the wind

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Glimpse astonishing terrains in works from Gabriella Smith and John Luther Adams, presented by the Philharmonia Orchestra in a free concert. Performers Artists include: Pekka Kuusisto violin Repertoire Gabriella Smith: Anthozoa for violin, cello, piano & percussion John Luther Adams: there is no one, not even the wind

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Toronto, Canada—Inuksuit

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Philosopher’s Walk, 78 Queen's Park Cres W
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada
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Free

Dialogues: Analysis and Performance Opening Concert University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble performs Inuksuit by John Luther Adams (2009). Aiyun Huang, director Group 1: Ben Duinker, Aiyun Huang, HoiTong Keung, Jacob Valcheff, Sam Kerr, Elyssa Arde Group 2: Jasmine Tsui, Bevis Ng, Fraser Krips, Matthew Magocsi, Tristan Culbert, Amiel Lang Group 3: Tim Roth, Randall Chavez Camacho, Jeff Zhu, Andrew Bell, Rachel Shim, Alex Fraga *NOTE: This concert will take place outside on Philosopher’s Walk behind 80 Queen’s Park and will…

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Stratford-upon-Avon, UK—”Sky with Four Suns” from Canticles of the Sky

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stratford Play House, 14 Rother St
Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU United Kingdom
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£10 – £29.50

Jessie Montgomery Starburst John Luther Adams Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky Copland Clarinet Concerto Tansy Davies Residuum – after Dowland Respighi The Birds Suite Ravel Tombeau de Couperin Futuristic Americana and Inspiration from a European Past Three generations of engaging Americana are represented in this concert, beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s smart and effervescent Starburst which achieves the perfect balance of edginess and accessibility; the slow burning, cinematic majesty of John Luther Adams’ Sky with Four Suns…

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Hereford, UK—”Sky with Four Suns” from Canticles of the Sky

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Courtyard, Edgar St
Hereford, HR4 9JR United Kingdom
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£22

Jessie Montgomery Starburst John Luther Adams Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky Copland Clarinet Concerto Tansy Davies Residuum – after Dowland Respighi The Birds Suite Ravel Tombeau de Couperin Futuristic Americana and Inspiration from a European Past Three generations of engaging Americana are represented in this concert, beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s smart and effervescent Starburst which achieves the perfect balance of edginess and accessibility; the slow burning, cinematic majesty of John Luther Adams’ Sky with Four Suns…

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