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September 2021

Canterbury, NH—Work by John Luther Adams

September 12, 2021 @ 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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Governors Island, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

September 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Governors Island at Nolan Park New York, NY 11231 United States + Google Map
Free

Ten Thousand Birds is based on the songs of birds that are native to, or migrate through the American northeast and midwest. It explores the connections between nature and music, a topic that John Luther Adams has pursued over the course of his remarkable career. Most recently in Sila: Breath of the World and Become Ocean (for which he won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Grammy) he has portrayed—in big musical gestures—the awe one experiences in response to nature’s grandeur.…

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Columbus, OH—Inuksuit

September 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Schiller Park, 1000 City Park Ave.
Columbus, OH 43206 United States
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When: Saturday September 18 at 1pm Location: Schiller Park Address: Schiller Park 1000 City Park Ave, Columbus, OH 43206 What: Presenting in collaboration with the Johnstone Fund for New Music, this free outdoor event features “Inuksuit” by John Luther Adams - a masterpiece of environmental music featuring 33 percussionists filling and interacting with the natural soundscape of Schiller Park for an all-immersive auditory experience. This event is open to the public and the audience is encouraged to walk around the…

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Governors Island, NY—Ten Thousand Birds

September 18, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Governors Island at Nolan Park New York, NY 11231 United States + Google Map
Free

Ten Thousand Birds is based on the songs of birds that are native to, or migrate through the American northeast and midwest. It explores the connections between nature and music, a topic that John Luther Adams has pursued over the course of his remarkable career. Most recently in Sila: Breath of the World and Become Ocean (for which he won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize and Grammy) he has portrayed—in big musical gestures—the awe one experiences in response to nature’s grandeur.…

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Riverwoods, IL—The Wind in High Places I. Above Sunset Pass

September 19, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods, 21850 Riverwoods Rd
Riverwoods, 60015 United States
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$20 – $30

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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Philadelphia, PA—Ten Thousand Birds

September 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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$15 – $35

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely…

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Philadelphia, PA—Ten Thousand Birds

September 25, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bloomfield Farm at Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19118 United States
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$15 – $35

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely…

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Washington, D.C.—Sila: The Breath of the World

September 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The REACH at the Kennedy Center, 2700 F St. NW
Washington, DC 20566 United States
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Free

Co-commissioned by Washington Performing Arts and premiered locally in 2015, John Luther Adams’s “choose-your-own-adventure” outdoor work returns to Washington, D.C. Wander among the musicians as they disperse across the Kennedy Center’s REACH campus, and discover how the atmospheric piece challenges you to experience the connections among music, nature, and the world around you. Note: No tickets or advance registrations are required for this free event. Co-presented with The United States Air Force Band, in cooperation with The John F. Kennedy…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

September 27, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Park-Like, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Join St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for two FREE outdoor events on September 27 and 28 as John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs transforms the Pulitzer’s Park-Like into a musical forest. Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like’s garden walking paths and seating provide this unique setting for these performances combining music, people, plants and wildlife. American composer John Luther Adams lived for 40 years in the wilds of Alaska, and his works are…

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St. Louis, MO—songbirdsongs

September 28, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s Park-Like, 3716 Washington Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63108 United States
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Free

Join St. Louis Symphony Orchestra musicians in collaboration with the Pulitzer Arts Foundation for two FREE outdoor events on September 27 and 28 as John Luther Adams’ songbirdsongs transforms the Pulitzer’s Park-Like into a musical forest. Located across the street from the museum, Park-Like’s garden walking paths and seating provide this unique setting for these performances combining music, people, plants and wildlife. American composer John Luther Adams lived for 40 years in the wilds of Alaska, and his works are…

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