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October 2018

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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$15

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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Vancouver, Canada—Become Ocean

January 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Orpheum Theatre, 601 Smithe St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 3L4 Canada
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$22.50 – $30

Conductor / Performers Otto Tausk conductor PROGRAM: Emily Doolittle (World Première Commission) Jan Sandström Ocean Child John Luther Adams Become Ocean

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Winnipeg, Canada—Inuksuit

January 25 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Pavilion Sub Zero, The Forks
$25

WSO Resident Conductor Julian Pellicano and percussionist Victoria Sparks lead the University of Manitoba Percussion Ensemble in the Canadian premiere of Inuksuit.

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February 2019

Portland, OR—songbirdsongs

February 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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). More details to come!

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Houston, TX—Inuksuit

February 16 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Rice University, 6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005 United States
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Free

Organized by Sydney Boyd, Rice Public Art will present a performance of Inuksuit, a concert-length work for between 9 and 99 percussionists, by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. Directed by Doug Perkins, produced by Brandon Bell, and featuring a unique landscape architecture by Falon Mihalic designed specifically for the live oak grove at Entrance 1 on Main St, Inuksuit will bring musicians, the public, and arts community members together for the “ultimate environmental piece.” The durational performance will take…

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