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April 2019

Rotterdam, The Netherlands—Become Desert (European Premiere)

April 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
De Doelen, Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, 3012 CL Netherlands
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€10 – €65

Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra conductor Kevin John Edusei choir Nederlands Kamerkoor PROGRAM: Wagemans Love, baby love (world première) Britten Four Sea Interludes & Passacaglia J.L. Adams Become Desert (European première) The biggest contemporary music hit of recent years – winning a Pulitzer Prize – was Become Ocean by the American John Luther Adams. The equally hypnotic follow-up Become Desert, commissioned partially by the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra, swaps the surging ocean for the blinding desert light. The orchestra also plays the world…

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May 2019

Los Angeles, CA—Ten Thousand Birds

May 4 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Audubon Center at Debs Park, 4700 N. Griffin Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90031 United States
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Held every May, Bird LA Day celebrates the birds of Southern California and LA’s amazing biodiversity. Bird and nature-themed events are held throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Bird LA Day shines the spotlight on nature, and reminds Angelenos that there is a lot to appreciate about their natural surroundings. Events are family-friendly and free-of-charge. During this event, Synchromy will stage the Los Angeles Premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by John Luther Adams throughout Debs Park, one of Los Angeles' largest habitats…

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Los Angeles, CA—Four Thousand Holes

May 14 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monk Space, 4414 West 2nd St.
Los Angeles, CA 90004 United States
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$20 – $25

Cold Blue Music presents music by John Luther Adams, Daniel Lentz, and Michael Jon Fink—performed by Los Angeles’s celebrated new-music champions pianist Nic Gerpe, percussionist Ben Phelps, pianist Aron Kallay, and composer Michael Jon Fink.

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June 2019

Rotterdam, The Netherlands—Sila: The Breath of the World

June 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Arboretum Trompenburg, Honingerdijk 86
Rotterdam, South Holland 3062 NX Netherlands
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Ensembles United Sila: The Breath of the World Royal Navy Marine Corps and Members of Codarts Symphony Orchestra | Arjan Tien conductor John Luther Adams Sila: The Breath of the World NOTE: Due to a change in the availability of the Marine Band, this concert will be moved. As soon as the new date is known, it will be updated here.

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July 2019

Ashland, OR—songbirdsongs

July 6
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E Main St.
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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Caballito Negro collaborates with flutist Sophia Tegart and percussionist Chris Whyte to present the epic John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs (a collection of indeterminate miniature pieces for piccolos and percussion based on free translations of bird songs).

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Katonah, NY—songbirdsongs

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd.
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Convene with the birds through the universal language of music. Built around Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s performance of Messiaen’s complete Catalogue d’Oiseaux over three concerts, the weekend will also include bird walks, a panel discussion, and family activities celebrating our feathered friends. Interspecies musician David Rothenberg invites you to appreciate the various aesthetics of bird songs by playing to and with them, and Sandbox Percussion performs songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams. The weekend offers a rare chance to meditate on birds and…

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August 2019

Fishtail, MT—Lines Made by Walking (World Premiere), The Wind in High Places & Dream of the Canyon Wren

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 S. Grove Creek Rd.
Fishtail, MT 59028 United States
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Lines Made by Walking, 2019 Tippet Rise Commission for String Quartet and World Premiere presented by the JACK Quartet, plus performances of The Wind in High Places and Dream of the Canyon Wren

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November 2019

Wellington, New Zealand—Become River (New Zealand premiere)

November 30 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Shed 6, 4 Queens Wharf, Te Aro
Wellington, 6140 New Zealand
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NZ$15 – NZ$35

The finale of the 2019 Shed Series presents a programme of light, relaxing music to entertain as we head towards the end of the year.

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