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August 2018

New York, NY—In the Name of the Earth (World premiere)

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Harlem Meer, Central Park New York, NY United States + Google Map
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Join together with hundreds of neighbors, visitors, and singers in the northernmost part of Central Park for the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, a large-scale choral work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Luther Adams. In this commission for four choirs led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, nearly 800 experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams's holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and…

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New Windsor, NY— songbirdsongs

August 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Rd
New Windsor, NY 12553 United States
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Special Exhibition Public Program at Storm King Art Center: Day of the Bird

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September 2018

Fishtail, MT—Among Red Mountains, Nunataks, Tukiliit

September 15
Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 S. Grove Creek Rd.
Fishtail, MT 59028 United States
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Time: TBD Olivier Music Barn Jenny Chen, piano John Luther Adams: Among Red Mountains John Luther Adams: Nunataks John Luther Adams: Tukiliit

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Fishtail, MT—songbirdsongs

September 16 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 S. Grove Creek Rd.
Fishtail, MT 59028 United States
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Tiara Acoustic Shell (weather permitting) Jessica Sindell, piccolo Martha Aarons, piccolo Sandbox Percussion, percussion John Luther Adams: songbirdsongs

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Eudora, KS—4000 Holes

September 21 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Hammert Building, 706 Main St
Eudora, KS 66025 United States
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Ji Hye Jung, marimba with Michael Kirkendoll, piano Performing Forrest Pierce: Raw Silk Lukas Ligeti: Thinking Songs John Luther Adams: 4000 Holes

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Ashland, OR—songbirdsongs (sneak preview)

September 28 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Southern Oregon University, 450 S Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Caballito Negro and friends offer a small selection from their upcoming concert as an invitation to experience a little of John Luther Adam’s epic work (presented fully on Saturday September 29th). Along with guest artists, flutist Elizabeth McNutt and percussionists Chris Whyte and Jared Brown, they are performing “songbirdsongs”, an evocation of rural birdsong by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. An epic poem to wilderness, “songbirdsongs” is a collection of indeterminate miniature pieces for piccolos, ocarinas, and percussion, based…

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Ashland, OR—songbirdsongs

September 29 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Southern Oregon University, 450 S Mountain Ave
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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$10

Caballito Negro, with guest artists flutist Elizabeth McNutt and percussionists Chris Whyte and Jared Brown, collaborate to present “songbirdsongs”, an evocation of rural birdsong by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. An epic poem to wilderness, “songbirdsongs” is a collection of indeterminate miniature pieces for piccolos, ocarinas, and percussion, based on free translations of bird songs. Adams writes, “These small songs are echoes of rare moments and places where the voices of birds have been clear and I have been…

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October 2018

Glasgow, Scotland—The Wind in High Places

October 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
University of Glasgow: Memorial Chapel, West Quadrangle Gilmorehill Campus, University Avenue
Glasgow, Scotland G12 8QQ United Kingdom
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Matthew Hunt; Scottish Ensemble PROGRAMME Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus (1756-1791) Clarinet Quintet in A major, K581 Brahms, Johannes (1833-1897) Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op.115 Adams, John Luther (b. 1953) The Wind in High Places

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Vancouver, Canada—Ten Thousand Birds

October 12 @ 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, 39 Smithe Street
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3 Canada
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Presented as part of the 2018 College Music Society National Conference Performers TBA Coordinator: Michael Harley (University of South Carolina) Perhaps no other composer is so intimately associated with the Pacific Northwest as Pulitzer honoree John Luther Adams. Adams spent the bulk of his compositional career in Alaska and is best-known for music inspired by the natural beauty of the region. The themes, both explicit and implicit, of 10,000 Birds — our connection with the natural world, the relationship of…

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Reykjavík, Iceland—The Light Within

October 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Harpa, Austurbakki 2
Reykjavík, 101 Iceland
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2.900kr. – 4.900kr.

ErkiTíð 2018 - Spin-On Festival Icelandic computer and electronic music festival where music, science and technology meet. With a firm foothold in the recent past, ErkiTíð points to the future – showcasing front-line contemporary musical composition, innovative approaches to live performance and cutting-edge scientific research into various aspects of modern music making. The festival includes: FRONT-LINE CONTEMPORARY WORKS The CAPUT Ensemble Aaron Holloway-Nahum, conductor Richard Craig, Contrabass flute, Soloist Ann Cleare: eyam iv (pluto’s farthest moon) Clara Iannotta: The People…

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