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September 2021

London, UK—Across the Distance

September 30 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
£13 – £65

John Luther Adams’s Across the Distance heralds the opening of the Philharmonia Orchestra’s Human / Nature series. 24 horn players fill the public spaces of the Royal Festival Hall with glorious sound in this free performance supported by John and Carol Wates.

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October 2021

London, UK—there is no one, not even the wind

October 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Southbank Centre London, United Kingdom + Google Map
Free

Glimpse astonishing terrains in works from Gabriella Smith and John Luther Adams, presented by the Philharmonia Orchestra in a free concert. Performers Artists include: Pekka Kuusisto violin Repertoire Gabriella Smith: Anthozoa for violin, cello, piano & percussion John Luther Adams: there is no one, not even the wind

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Toronto, Canada—Inuksuit

October 7 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Philosopher’s Walk, 78 Queen's Park Cres W
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C5 Canada
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Free

Dialogues: Analysis and Performance Opening Concert University of Toronto Percussion Ensemble performs Inuksuit by John Luther Adams (2009). Aiyun Huang, director Group 1: Ben Duinker, Aiyun Huang, HoiTong Keung, Jacob Valcheff, Sam Kerr, Elyssa Arde Group 2: Jasmine Tsui, Bevis Ng, Fraser Krips, Matthew Magocsi, Tristan Culbert, Amiel Lang Group 3: Tim Roth, Randall Chavez Camacho, Jeff Zhu, Andrew Bell, Rachel Shim, Alex Fraga *NOTE: This concert will take place outside on Philosopher’s Walk behind 80 Queen’s Park and will…

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Stratford-upon-Avon, UK—”Sky with Four Suns” from Canticles of the Sky

October 14 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Stratford Play House, 14 Rother St
Stratford-upon-Avon, CV37 6LU United Kingdom
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£10 – £29.50

Jessie Montgomery Starburst John Luther Adams Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky Copland Clarinet Concerto Tansy Davies Residuum – after Dowland Respighi The Birds Suite Ravel Tombeau de Couperin Futuristic Americana and Inspiration from a European Past Three generations of engaging Americana are represented in this concert, beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s smart and effervescent Starburst which achieves the perfect balance of edginess and accessibility; the slow burning, cinematic majesty of John Luther Adams’ Sky with Four Suns…

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Hereford, UK—”Sky with Four Suns” from Canticles of the Sky

October 15 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Courtyard, Edgar St
Hereford, HR4 9JR United Kingdom
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£22

Jessie Montgomery Starburst John Luther Adams Sky with Four Suns from Canticles of the Sky Copland Clarinet Concerto Tansy Davies Residuum – after Dowland Respighi The Birds Suite Ravel Tombeau de Couperin Futuristic Americana and Inspiration from a European Past Three generations of engaging Americana are represented in this concert, beginning with Jessie Montgomery’s smart and effervescent Starburst which achieves the perfect balance of edginess and accessibility; the slow burning, cinematic majesty of John Luther Adams’ Sky with Four Suns…

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New York, NY—Veils and Vesper (Premiere of the performance version)

October 16 - October 24
Winter Garden at Brookfield Place, 230 Vesey Street
New York, NY 10281 United States
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Free

Experience an immersive sound installation within the Winter Garden palm trees as part of Brookfield Place‘s annual music series, New Sounds Live, curated by WNYC. The installation titled, Veils and Vesper, is a composition of synthetic sounds by John Luther Adams that is formed by the interactions of a mathematical algorithm and prime numbers to create a sensuous, ever-changing soundscape. The installation will be accompanied by live music performances on October 21 and 22. Stay tuned for more details! ***…

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November 2021

Asheville, NC—Waves and Particles (World Premiere)

November 12 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, 120 College Street
Ashville, NC 28801 United States
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$15

World premiere of John Luther Adams’ new composition Waves and Particles, performed by the JACK Quartet. Presented on the opening night of the 12th annual ReVIEWING Black Mountain College Conference (November 12 – 14, 2021) and in conjunction with the exhibition Don’t Blame it on ZEN: The Way of John Cage & Friends (September 3, 2021 – January 8, 2022). About the JACK Quartet Hailed by The New York Times as the nation’s most important quartet, the JACK Quartet is…

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London, UK—Three High Places

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Jerwood Hall, 161 Old St
London, EC1V 9NG United Kingdom
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£5 – £8

LSO Discovery: Jerwood Composer+ Showcase Pre-concert, playing in the Hall: Hildegard Westerkamp Cricket Voice Carola Bauckholt Doppelbelichtung (UK premiere) Leo Chadburn Five Loops for the Bathyscaphe Matthew Burtner Fragments from Cold Interval, showing in the Crypt: Alwynne Pritchard Oslo-Emmaus John Luther Adams Three High Places Joanna Bailie Artificial Environment No 8 Hollie Harding FERAL (world premiere)* David Alberman violin Laure Le Dantec cello Eliza McCarthy piano Joshua Ben-Tovim director (FERAL) Film, field recordings and violin loudspeakers inspire an exploration of…

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Milwaukee, WI—“Above Sunset Pass” from The Wind in High Places

November 19 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$11

Fifth House Ensemble presents a composition residency and premiere performance at the Peck School of the Arts at UW Milwaukee. 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 works by two living recipients of the Pulitzer…

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December 2021

Birmingham, UK—Qilyaun

December 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
CBSO Centre, Berkley St
Birmingham, B1 2LF United Kingdom
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£10

FEATURING Percussion members: James Keefe, Julian Wilkins and RBC Students PROGRAMME Daugherty Lounge Lizards Mazzoli Volume Reich Dance Patterns Adams Qilyaun A dazzling display of percussive excellence awaits at this concert, focused on repertoire from the last 30 years. Opening with Michael Daugherty's nostalgic look at the American dive bar of his youth, this programme fizzes and dances through some of the new millennium's most exciting works for percussion, before closing with a thrilling homage to the drumming of the…

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