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March 2021

Virtual Event/San Diego Museum of Art—Make Prayers to the Raven

March 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free – $10

This Tuesday, March 16, will be the exact one-year anniversary of California's first official stay-at-home orders, so let's make an exception. Mark the milestone with a virtual livestream of Art of Elan musicians and collaborators in the San Diego Museum of Art sculpture garden. Surrounded by the sculptures, they'll feature works by contemporary composers Terry Riley, Jonathan Bailey Holland — his "Forged Sanctuaries" is really stunning — Hannah Lash and John Luther Adams, and musicians from Hausmann Quartet and the…

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Virtual Event—Three High Places

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

AEIVA and Department of Music Present Chamber Music @ AEIVA Performers Pei-Ju Wu, violin Sarah Nordlund Dennis, violin Rene Reder, viola Lauren Peacock, cello Music John Luther Adams “Three High Places” Selections from George Rochberg “String Quartet No. 6” “Chamber Music @ AEIVA” is a free concert series that aims to present quality chamber music in an engaging, inviting environment. The series offers semesterly concerts that connect music with the art on display at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual…

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Bruges, Belgium—Become Ocean (Belgian Premiere)

March 18 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Concertgebouw Brugge, ‘t Zand 34
Brugge, 8000 Belgium
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€12.50 – €43.00

program Michael Daugherty (1954) Objects from UFO Tan Dun (1957) Water Concerto John Luther Adams (1953) Become Ocean (with a new visual creation by Lillevan, commissioned by the Concertgebouw & Klarafestival) performers Belgian National Orchestra: orchestra Duncan Ward: conductor Lillevan: visuals Colin Currie: percussion

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April 2021

Orlando, FL— Inuksuit

April 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 South Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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$5 – $10

The UCF Percussion Ensemble will present a performance of John Luther Adams’ concert-length work Inuksuit (2009). Composed for 9 to 99 percussionists and designed to be performed outdoors, Inuksuit is a unique experience for both the performers and the audience. The musicians are dispersed throughout a large area, and the listeners are free to discover their own individual listening points. Inuksuit has been described by the New York Times as “the ultimate environmental piece,” while the New Yorker‘s Alex Ross…

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Knoxville, TN—Inuksuit

April 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Avenue
Knoxville, 37914 United States
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Free

Nief-Norf performs John Luther Adams’ INUKSUIT & Yaz Lancaster’s sequoia at Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum On Sunday, April 18 at 2pm and 5pm, the Big Ears Festival will present Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ seminal outdoor piece, Inuksuit. The work will be performed by the acclaimed Knoxville-based contemporary music ensemble, Nief-Norf, and offered free-to-the-public at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Big Ears previously worked with Nief-Norf to present Inuksuit as the fondly remembered closing event of the 2016 Big…

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Knoxville, TN—Inuksuit

April 18 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum, 2743 Wimpole Avenue
Knoxville, 37914 United States
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Free

Nief-Norf performs John Luther Adams’ INUKSUIT & Yaz Lancaster’s sequoia at Knoxville Botanical Gardens & Arboretum On Sunday, April 18 at 2pm and 5pm, the Big Ears Festival will present Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams’ seminal outdoor piece, Inuksuit. The work will be performed by the acclaimed Knoxville-based contemporary music ensemble, Nief-Norf, and offered free-to-the-public at the Knoxville Botanical Gardens. Big Ears previously worked with Nief-Norf to present Inuksuit as the fondly remembered closing event of the 2016 Big…

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Virtual Event—The Wind in High Places, “Above Sunset Pass”

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

At a time when the environment is more threatened than ever with pollution and our life-giving waterways at risk, Fifth House Ensemble traces the life cycle of water from its metaphorical descent from the heavens as rain, to its long journey in streams and rivers informed by conservation experts and ecologists. Featuring a new commission by Fresh Inc Festival alumnus Patrick O’Malley driven by ecological data from Friends of the Chicago River, a new commission by Shawn Okpebholo that celebrates…

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May 2021

Virtual Event—The Wind In High Places, Dream of the Canyon Wren & Lines Made By Walking

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tippet Rise & Friends at Home: JACK Quartet Please join us for a virtual concert from our fourth season at Tippet Rise Art Center, recorded August 3rd, 2019, featuring the JACK Quartet. The Boston Globe called the quartet “superheroes of the new music world.’ The Washington Post said they are “the go-to quartet for contemporary music, tying impeccable musicianship to intellectual ferocity and a take-no-prisoners sense of commitment.” It’s natural, then, that these champions of new music should perform works…

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July 2021

Katonah, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

July 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd.
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Free

Alarm Will Sound presents Ten Thousand Birds by John Luther Adams, Pulitzer Prize-Winning composer, on July 11th at Caramoor in Katonah, NY. In this physical distancing-friendly performance audience will walk the grounds while instrumental sounds commingle with the calls of wildlife, rustling leaves, and human footfalls. As in John Luther Adams’s composition, birdsong becomes music, instrumental sounds transmute into natural ones, and the open setting becomes artistic space, where the lines blur between human creativity and natural phenomena. Ten Thousand…

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September 2021

Canterbury, NH—Work by John Luther Adams

September 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Canterbury Shaker, 288 Shaker Road
Canterbury, 03224 United States
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Aurea Ensemble will perform on the Meeting House Green in Canterbury Shaker Village on Sunday, Sept. 12 at 4 p.m. Aurea Ensemble describes their musical alchemy as an imaginative blend of an outstanding string ensemble with spoken word and the vivid voice of the harmonica. They will perform Of Nature Composed, which combines works the composers John Luther Adams, Charles Griffes, John Cage, Lou Harrison, and Charles Ives and the poetry of Mary Oliver and Galway Kinnell. A complement to…

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