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October 2018

Glasgow, Scotland—The Wind in High Places

October 12, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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, 2018 @ 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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Chattanooga, TN—Inuksuit

October 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Coolidge Park, 150 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405 United States
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A day of outdoor performances in Coolidge and Miller Parks.

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London, UK—Become Ocean

October 31, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Barbican Centre, Silk St.
London, EC2Y 8DS United Kingdom
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£15 – £25

Giacinto Scelsi Uaxuctum The Legend of the Maya City, destroyed by themselves for religious reasons (UK premiere) John Luther Adams Become Ocean Experience the self-destruction of an ancient civilisation and our planet engulfed by the vastness of the ocean in two massive audio-visual portrayals of a dark past – and still-avoidable future. These two modern masterpieces share a single unignorable message. John Luther Adam’s Become Ocean imagines our planet succumbing to the rising sea in music of startling, bottomless beauty…

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November 2018

New Brunswick, NJ—Night Peace

November 9, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Kirkpatrick Chapel, 81 Somerset St
New Brunswick, NJ 08901 United States
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Rutgers Kirkpatrick Choir: American Scenes: From East to West Charles Ives’s “General William Booth Enters Into Heaven” accompanied by the Rutgers Saxophone Ensemble, directed by Paul Cohen, Janice Giteck’s “Far North Beast Ghosts the Clearing,” and “Night Peace” for percussion, harp, and double chorus by John Luther Adams.

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Johnstown, PA—Dark Waves

November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Road
Johnstown, PA 15904 United States
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The Johnstown Symphony Orchestra takes you on a symphonic journey with Mendelssohn's famous exploration of Scotland, American composer John Luther Adams's visionary musical painting of water, Dark Waves, and the ultimate dream-voyage in Strauss's Don Quixote, featuring cellist Andrew Yee. PROGRAM: Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture John Luther Adams Dark Waves Strauss Don Quixote

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January 2019

Rotterdam, The Netherlands—Dark Waves (two piano version)

January 10 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
De Doelen, Schouwburgplein 50
Rotterdam, 3012 CL Netherlands
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€10 – €27

Maarten van Veen and Ralph van Raat, piano Program: Bernd Alois Zimmermann Monologue John Luther Adams Dark Waves (version for 2 pianos) Claude Debussy Jeux At 7.15 pm introduction by Maarten van Veen

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Cleveland, OH—Sky with Four Suns & Sky with Four Moons

January 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 2747 Fairmount Boulevard
Cleveland Heights, OH 44106 United States
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$10 – $100

i Cellisti, 2019! annual fundraiser. This year’s theme, “Of Nature” features solo cellist Darrett Adkins, the Oberlin College Choir, and conductor Gregory Ristow.

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Miami Beach, FL—Dark Waves

January 13 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
New World Center, 500 17th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139 United States
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$5 – $50

Dranoff 2 Piano presents “The Ocean’s Soul – Songs of the Sea & Civilization” Maarten van Veen, piano Ralph van Raat, piano A program of music inspired by and forecasting humanity’s relationship to our oceans. The concert will use New World Centers top technology to present videos of the ocean past & present by top film makers and scientists. John Luther Adams: Dark Waves (2007) with projection "the frozen sea" by Johannes Bosgra Joep Franssens: Old Songs New Songs (2016)…

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