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June 2019

Shelburne, VT—6 Hour Festival of JLA Music

June 15 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Shelburne Farms, Coach Barn, 1611 Harbor Road
Shelburne, VT 05482 United States
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​The New Music On The Point Festival and Scrag Mountain Music present Sounds of the Earth, a festival celebrating the natural soundscape-inspired music of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and environmental activist John Luther Adams. The afternoon will include live music, vocal and drumming workshops, children’s activities, raffles, food trucks & more! Featuring performances by the JACK Quartet, TURNmusic, Rural Noise Ensemble, Jan Williams (percussion), Robert Black (bass), Eve Beglarian (composer), and participants of the New Music On The Point Festival. Adams…

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Portland, OR—Dark Waves

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Vestas, 1417 NW Everett St
Portland, OR 97209 United States
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$10 – $20

Come experience the otherworldly sound of John Luther Adams’ Dark Waves for two pianos and electronics – a cautionary tale of rising sea levels and the endless beauty (and destruction) of the ocean. Part of a lager festival (Makrokosmos Project) presenting the complete piano music of Toru Takemitsu plus work by Jacob Druckman, Gabriela Lena Frank, Olivier Messiaen, and George Crumb. Thursday, June 27th, 2019 from 5-10PM

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Hanover, NH—Inuksuit

June 29 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Bema Outdoor Amphitheater, Observatory Road
Hanover, NH 03755 United States
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Free

Wander through a landscape of instruments—conch shells, gongs, drums, glockenspiels and more—in a subtle duet with the ambient sounds of nature. Named after the stone piles used by native people to orient themselves in Arctic spaces, Inuksuit was created by environmental composer John Luther Adams. This event will involve up to 99 professional and community musicians in an outdoor campus location. Listeners will wander among them and shape their own experience, discovering the listening points that call out most to…

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July 2019

Ashland, OR—songbirdsongs

July 6
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum, 1500 E Main St.
Ashland, OR 97520 United States
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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).

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Katonah, NY—songbirdsongs

July 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Rd.
Katonah, NY 10536 United States
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Free

Convene with the birds through the universal language of music. Built around Pierre-Laurent Aimard’s performance of Messiaen’s complete Catalogue d’Oiseaux over three concerts, the weekend will also include bird walks, a panel discussion, and family activities celebrating our feathered friends. Interspecies musician David Rothenberg invites you to appreciate the various aesthetics of bird songs by playing to and with them, and Sandbox Percussion performs songbirdsongs by John Luther Adams. The weekend offers a rare chance to meditate on birds and…

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August 2019

Fishtail, MT—Lines Made by Walking (World Premiere), The Wind in High Places & Dream of the Canyon Wren

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tippet Rise Art Center, 96 S. Grove Creek Rd.
Fishtail, MT 59028 United States
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Lines Made by Walking, 2019 Tippet Rise Commission for String Quartet and World Premiere presented by the JACK Quartet, plus performances of The Wind in High Places and Dream of the Canyon Wren

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Jacksonville, Oregon—Become Ocean

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Britt Pavilion, 350 S 1st St.
Jacksonville, OR 97530 United States
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$20 – $45

Program: The Rising Seas CLAUDE DEBUSSY - La Mer JOHN LUTHER ADAMS - Become Ocean Pre-concert talk: Teddy Abrams Hosted by JPR in the Britt Performance Garden at 7:00 p.m.

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Lincoln, NE—The Wind in High Places

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Howell Memorial Theatre, 350 N 12th St
Lincoln, NE 68508 United States
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$20

Hear Me Speak – Native America 1 In a musical scenery of wide canyons under the windy sky comes the story of Standing Bear. The story is told in a cantata written in remembrance of the legacy of Chief Standing Bear of the Ponca Tribe. Written by Chickasaw composer, Jerod Impichchaachaaha Tate, the cantata will be staged with visuals by the Ponca-Lakota artist Sarah Rowe and directed by Jill Anderson. Ticket purchase also includes admission to NATIVE AMERICA II –…

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Damariscotta, ME—Three Drum Quartets from Earth and Great Weather

August 11 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Round Top Farm, 3 Round Top Lane
Damariscotta, ME 04543 United States
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Free

25th Anniversary season Music of Our Common Earth Rhythms and Songs of Our Earth Percussionists across cultures exchange musical commentary about our shared environment. Featuring the Burnurwurbskek Singers of the Penobscot Nation performing original and traditional pieces, and percussionists Tim Feeney, Ayano Kataoka, Eduardo Leandro, Doug Perkins performing John Luther Adams’ Three Drum Quartets from Earth and Great Weather. The event is open to the public free of charge.

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Indianapolis, IN—Strange and Sacred Noise

August 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rhythm! Discovery Center, 110 W. Washington Street, Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204 United States
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Free

Join us, this Saturday, for a free performance of "Strange and Sacred Noise" composed by John Luther Adams & performed by Aaron Butler, Corey Denham, Parker James, and Ryan Garrett. Program repeats at 2 p.m.

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