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September 2018

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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Free

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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Chattanooga, TN—Inuksuit

October 27 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Coolidge Park, 150 River St.
Chattanooga, TN 37405 United States
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Free

A day of outdoor performances in Coolidge and Miller Parks.

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London, UK—Become Ocean

October 31 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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