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April 2019

Portland, OR—Everything That Rises

April 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium, 1945 SE Water Ave
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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Join us at OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium for a 360* explosion of color, sound and sky in the NW premiere of John Luther Adams’ string quartet Everything That Rises. Featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s own lighting design, this promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Works: JOHN LUTHER ADAMS | Everything That Rises (2017) Performers: Lisa Lee, violin Searmi Park, violin Kim Mai Nguyen, viola Avery Waite, cello

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New York, NY—Excerpts from Canticles of the Holy Wind

April 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, 980 Park Ave
New York, NY 10028 United States
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$20 – $80

The April 14 program combines medieval and contemporary repertoires, ranging from 9th-century Byzantine chant to 21st-century minimalism. Two distinct halves depict the parallel sacred journey of the natural world, and the human race that lives within it. In the first half, Lorelei flits between the pseudo-sacred texts of medieval English song, John Luther Adams’ transcendent evocations of birdsong excerpted from Canticles of the Holy Wind and Maggi Payne’s powerful yet isolated Desertscapes. The second half, So We Must Make the…

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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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Free

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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Fairbanks, AK—Strange Birds Passing

May 18 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Davis Concert Hall, 1708 Tanana Loop
Fairbanks, AK 99709 United States
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"For the Birds" is the theme of the Fairbanks Flutists 39th annual concert. There is no shortage of flute music depicting birds, and this program displays a wide range of styles from classical to very modern (and effective) avian sounds. Twenty flutsists will be performing on various flutes from the piccolo through the very low alto and bass flutes. An ensemble of French horns accompanies a solo flute on one of the pieces. The concert is approximately one hour long…

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June 2019

Ojai, CA—The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies Part I

June 6 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Libbey Park Gazebo, 210 S. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT JOHN LUTHER ADAMS The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies Part I Steven Schick, percussion

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Ojai, CA—The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies Part II

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Libbey Park Gazebo, 210 S. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT JOHN LUTHER ADAMS The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies Part II Steven Schick, percussion

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Ojai, CA—The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies Part III

June 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Libbey Park Gazebo, 210 S. Signal St.
Ojai, CA 93023 United States
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FREE COMMUNITY CONCERT JOHN LUTHER ADAMS The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies Part III Steven Schick, percussion

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Shelburne, VT—6 Hour Festival of JLA Music

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, 1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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​The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. The afternoon will include live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks & more! Featuring performances by the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, Jan Williams (percussion), Robert Black (bass), Eve Beglarian (composer), and participants of the New Music On The Point Festival. Adams…

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