Monday, July 11, 2011
John Adams Focus of Q2's "The New Canon," Featured in Cleveland Orchestra's Lincoln Center Festival Series
Later this week, as part of the Lincoln Center Festival's Bruckner (R)evolution series, the Cleveland Orchestra will juxtapose Adams's orchestral works with four of Anton Bruckner's symphonies. Franz Welser-Möst, music director of the orchestra, has stated that Bruckner is "the grandfather of minimalism," and the series seeks to explore the similarities between the works of this late romantic composer and those of Adams. During the festival performances, the orchestra will perform Guide to Strange Places (2001) this Wednesday, July 13, and Doctor Atomic Symphony (2007) on Thursday, and will be joined by violinist Leila Josefowicz in his Violin Concerto (1993) in the final Cleveland concert, on Sunday, July 17.
Watch Adams and Welser-Möst discuss the creative process and Adams's connection with Bruckner in this video from Lincoln Center:
For information and tickets to Lincoln Center's Bruckner (R)evolution performances, visit lincolncenterfestival.org.
To pick up a copy of any of the albums in the John Adams's Nonesuch catalog, head to the Nonesuch Store, where CD orders include high-quality, 320 kbps MP3s of the album at checkout.