http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-named-winner-of-2008-opera-news-awardAugust 04, 2008|0 comments
Congratulations to John Adams, who has been named a winner of the 2008 Opera News Award. The New York Philharmonic's music director designate, Alan Gilbert, will present the composer with the award in a ceremony on November 16 in New York City; Gilbert will lead the Metropolitan Opera's production of Adams's Doctor Atomic in October. This year's other award recipients are sopranos Natalie Dessay and Renée Fleming, mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, and baritone Sherrill Milnes.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/adams-reich-glass-frisell-music-to-be-featured-at-8-days-in-june-festivalJune 13, 2008|0 comments
Works by John Adams, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Frederic Rzewski, Bill Frisell, John Zorn, John Cage meet the music of Mozart, Mendelssohn, and Beethoven at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra's second annual 8 Days in June music festival, which kicks off tonight. It's a multidisciplinary affair aiming to examine the relationship between music and the explosive changes of the 20th and 21st centuries and harness the "The Power of Change."Read more|Journal Topics:On Tourjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/enthralling-film-ny-times-on-making-of-john-adamss-opera-doctor-atomic-opens-today-in-ny-laMay 29, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Filmjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/adams-reich-works-in-bang-on-a-can-nyc-marathon-this-weekendMay 29, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:john adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/photos-from-adamss-a-flowering-tree-chicago-premiereMay 14, 2008|0 comments
John Adams's latest opera, A Flowering Tree, received its Midwest premiere last night in Chicago's Millennium Park, with the composer conducting. The Chicago Opera Theater production stars Natasha Jouhl as Kumudha, a young girl with the power to turn herself into a flowering tree; Noah Stewart as the Prince; and Sanford Sylvan, who has previously originated leading roles in two Adams operas, as the Storyteller.Read more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chicago-tribune-john-adamss-luminously-beautiful-opera-a-flowering-tree-opens-in-chicagoMay 13, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Artist News Reviewsjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/joshua-redman-awarded-2008-harvard-arts-medalMay 04, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/sf-chronicle-adams-piece-lived-up-to-the-buzz-in-mark-morris-dance-with-dazzlingly-sophisticApril 24, 2008|0 commentsSF Chronicle: Adams Piece "Lived Up to the Buzz" in Mark Morris Dance with "Dazzlingly Sophisticated Musicality"
The San Francisco Ballet celebrates its 75th anniversary season in 2008, and the final programs are anything but a look backwards. The season comes to a close with the forward-looking New Works Festival, which features Mark Morris's Joyride, set to John Adams's Son of a Chamber Symphony, that "lived up to the buzz," says the San Francisco Chronicle, plus works set to Nonesuch recordings by Kronos Quartet and Gidon Kremer.Read more|Journal Topics:Dancejohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/chicago-opera-preps-for-adamss-a-flowering-tree-with-monthlong-festivalApril 20, 2008|0 commentsRead more|Journal Topics:Artist Newsjohn adamshttp://www.nonesuch.com/journal/steve-reichs-daniel-variations-featured-on-wnycs-new-soundsApril 14, 2008|0 comments
Steve Reich's Daniel Variations was the featured album on last night's episode of WNYC's New Sounds. The title piece "justifiably has drawn a fair amount of attention and acclaim," says the show's host, John Schaefer. Daniel Variations, which the Sydney Morning Herald calls "a powerful composition," will receive its Australian premiere this Friday at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music.