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August 2020

Morristown, NJ—The Wind in High Places

August 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road
Morristown, NJ 07960 United States
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Lot of Strings Music Festival features four of the most exciting and critically acclaimed string quartets over the course of four Thursday evenings atop the Morris Museum’s elevated parking lot. Enjoy the thrill of live music, and stunning sunsets from the comfort of your own socially distant 8’x8’ block. Bring your own chairs and refreshments and make an evening of the occasion! Each 8’x8’ block can accommodate up to two patrons. Patrons may arrive as early as 6:00PM to set…

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Tampere, Finland—Become Desert

August 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tampere House, Yliopistonkatu 55
Tampere, 33100 Finland
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5€ – 28€

UNM 2020: POWER FROM THE GROUND Finn Shields (b. 1994): Chthonic Matias Vestergård Hansen (b. 1989): ... through its Darkness. Marianna Liik (b. 1992): Kurzschluß John Luther Adams (b. 1953): Become Desert Tampere Philharmonic, in collaboration with Tampere Academy of Music Emilia Hoving, conductor Tampere Cappella, conductor Markus Yli-Jokipii Ung Nordisk Musik Festival Ung Nordisk Musik, or UNM, is the largest and oldest annual festival of contemporary music and sound art for young people in the Nordic countries, with a…

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Bloomfield Hills, MI—Sila: The Breath of the World

August 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cranbrook upper school quad, 39221 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304 United States
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Detroit Chamber Winds and Strings and the Great Lakes Chamber Music Festival are thrilled to present an outdoor, socially distanced performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ Sila on August 29th at 6:00 p.m. The event will be held at Cranbrook in partnership with Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research. Doug Perkins, an accomplished authority on Sila and musical director for the premiere performance at Lincoln Center, will lead our presentation. The health and safety of patrons, musicians and…

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September 2020

Moab, UT—Everything That Rises

September 6 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Artists: JACK Quartet: Ensemble Christopher Otto, violin Austin Wulliman, violin John Pickford Richards, viola Jay Campbell, cello Pieces: John Luther Adams Everything That Rises (b. 1953) Event Description: Hikers, don your sunscreen and journey to a majestic spot in a magnificent secluded canyon ideal for acoustic music. The trailblazing JACK Quartet, known for their focussed expert interpretation of the music of living composers, presents a single work by one of their favorites composers, John Luther Adams. Known for his music…

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Oberlin, OH—Sila: The Breath of the World

September 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

A live performance of John Adams' "Sila: The Breath of the World" (2013) performed by Oberlin Conservatory students from the Brass and Percussion Departments, conducted by Timothy Weiss. The performance will take place in Tappan Square on Friday, September 11th at 6:30 pm, with the musicians located throughout the park. Conservatory staff will be on site to assist with social-distancing guidelines. Program Note: In Inuit tradition the spirit that animates all things is sila, the breath of the world. Sila…

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Moab, UT—The Wind in High Places

September 12 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Artists: Francisco Fullana, violin JACK Quartet: Ensemble Christopher Otto, violin Austin Wulliman, violin John Pickford Richards, viola Jay Campbell, cello Pieces: J.S. Bach: Violin Sonata no.1 in G minor, BWV 1001 J.S. Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 Contrapunctus 1 Contrapunctus 5 John Luther Adams: Wind In High Places (String Quartet) I. Above Sunset Pass Bach: The Art of Fugue, BWV 1080 Contrapunctus 7 Adams: Wind In High Places (String Quartet) II. Maclaren Summit Bach: The Art of Fugue,…

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October 2020

Columbia, SC—Ten Thousand Birds

October 3 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of South Carolina, Historic Horseshoe Columbia, SC 29208 United States + Google Map

6:00 p.m., UofSC campus, Historic Horseshoe 5:30 audience check-in outside McKissick Museum Free / Limited access A celebration of the music of the natural world and our relationship to it by one of America’s foremost living composers, Pulitzer-winner John Luther Adams will be performed by UofSC students, directed by Michael Harley. Ten Thousand Birds features the composer’s stylized renderings of birdsong (20 bird species are represented) and other sounds from nature, played by a chamber orchestra of strings, winds, brass,…

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Brisbane, Australia—Four Thousand Holes

October 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bowen Studio, 356 Bowen Terrace
Brisbane, QLD 4005 Australia
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Performance #10 in the 2020 Brisbane Music Festival 'Streamed Series' All events are streamed on the Brisbane Music Festival homepage. A private link to live-stream is provided to ticket purchasers on the morning of the performance. ANGUS WILSON / PERCUSSION ALEX RAINERI / PIANO Jodie Rottle: New Work Hannah Reardon-Smith: New Work Jakob Bragg: New Work Samantha Wolf: New Work John Luther-Adams: Four Thousand Holes Presented in partnership with Kupka’s Piano, four exciting new Australian works for piano and percussion…

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Leuven, Belgium—Qilyaun

October 15 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Festival 20.21 gives SDH the space to develop a first pilot of the new SDH series: Imaginary Landscapes. With this series of concerts, SDH brings 20th-century classics to an immersive, 21st-century setting. Tonight SDH will translate a number of works by 20th-century multimedia visionary and maker John Cage into the present. The pure sound adventurer who makes you listen differently time and time again. This program mainly features early Cage works: an unpredictable piece for an old radio collection, a…

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Baltimore, MD (Virtual Event)—Silences So Deep

October 20 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
$10 – $15

Composer John Luther Adams returns to the Evolution Series to discuss and share readings from his new memoir, "Silences So Deep." All ticket holders will receive a viewing link on the day of the show. Once sent, the link will be active for 2 hours. Composer John Luther Adams returns to the Evolution Series to discuss and share readings from his new memoir, Silences So Deep: Music, Solitude, Alaska. This evening features a special performance by cellist Lavena Johanson.

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