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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-absolute-jest-premiere-san-francisco-symphonys-month-long-american-maverick-festival-us-tour-2012-03-08

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    March 08, 2012|0 comments

    As part of their 2011-12 Centennial Season, Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony launch a month-long American Mavericks Festival of music by pioneers of the American sound. The Festival begins at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall tonight, with performances there through March 18, followed by a national tour to Chicago's Orchestra Hall, Ann Arbor's Hill Auditorium, and Carnegie Hall in New York through March 30. The American Mavericks Festival explores the music of path-breaking composers like Steve Reich and builds on their visionary spirit with world-premieres, including John Adams's "Absolute Jest." Watch Adams discuss the piece here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/an-absorbing-and-provocative-production-the-times-of-adams-opera-the-death-of-klinghoffer-2012-02-28
    February 28, 2012|0 comments

    John Adams's opera The Death of Klinghoffer received its long-awaited London premiere by the English National Opera this past weekend. The production, led by conductor Baldur Brönniman and director Tom Morris has received tremendous attention in the British press. The Times gives the production a four-star review and calls the opera "a serious work of art" and the production "absorbing and provocative." The Guardian calls it “a major achievement,” in a four-star review, and an editorial in the same paper describes the opera as “a serious, beautiful and nuanced work that engages with one of the intractable tragedies of our era.” The Financial Times calls the piece "Adams at his best."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-the-death-of-klinghoffer-receives-london-premiere-eno-production-directed-tom-morris-2012-02-24
    February 24, 2012|0 comments

    John Adams's opera The Death of Klinghoffer, featuring a libretto by Alice Goodman, receives its London premiere in performances by the English National Opera starting this Saturday. Director Tom Morris (War Horse) makes his opera directing debut. Following the 1991 premiere of The Death of Klinghoffer, the New York Times said the work “transmutes contemporary history into operatic poetry.” Adams and Goodman recently spoke with BBC Radio 3's Music Matters about the opera and the controversy that surrounds it. Morris does so as well in a video you can watch here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/pat-metheny-wins-his-19th-grammy-award-judith-sherman-named-producer-of-the-year-classical-2012-02-13
    February 13, 2012|0 comments

    Congratulations to Pat Metheny, who has won the Grammy Award for Best New Age Album for his 2011 Nonesuch release, What's It All About. This year's win marks Metheny's 19th Grammy Award. Watch his performance of The Beatles' "And I Love Her" here. Congratulations also go to Judith Sherman, who won the Grammy Award for Producer of the Year, Classical, for work including two Nonesuch albums: John Adams's Son of Chamber Symphony and Steve Reich's WTC 9/11.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/la-philharmonic-2012-13-season-feature-new-staged-production-john-adams-oratorio-2012-02-07

    John Adams 2009 color w/scores

    February 07, 2012|0 comments

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced its 2012–13 season, which will feature the fully staged version of John Adams's oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary, directed by Peter Sellars and conducted by the Philharmonic's Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. The project will be taken on an international tour, with performances in London, Lucerne, Paris, and New York. Adams, who is the orchestra's Creative Chair, continues to oversee its popular Green Umbrella new-music series and will conduct two of the series' concerts in Los Angeles.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/carnegie-hall-announces-2012-2013-season-featuring-performances-works-several-nonesuch-arrtists-2012-01-30
    January 30, 2012|0 comments

    Carnegie Hall has announced its 2012–13 season, and featured among the performers taking the esteemed hall's stages are a number of artists familiar to readers of the Nonesuch Journal, including Kronos Quartet, Richard Goode, Dawn Upshaw, and Alarm Will Sound, as well as world and New York premiere performances of works by Steve Reich, Timothy Andres, and Donnacha Dennehy. In addition, John Adams will lead a Professional Training Workshop for emerging talents through Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-nixon-in-china-met-opera-premiere-conducted-adams-screens-free-nyc-lincoln-center-plaza-2011-08-31
    August 31, 2011|0 comments

    The Metropolitan Opera's premiere production of John Adams's Nixon in China, conducted by the composer and staged by director Peter Sellars in their Met debuts, will be given a free screening in Lincoln Center Plaza in New York City tonight at 7:45 PM as part of the Met's third-annual free Summer HD Festival. Seating for the Met's Summer HD Festival is on a first-come, first-served basis and no tickets are required; more than 3,000 seats will be available.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-son-of-chamber-symphony-infectious-rhythmic-energy-vitality-boston-globe-4-star-detroit-free-press-2011-08-09
    August 09, 2011|0 comments

    The first recording of John Adams's Son of Chamber Symphony was released on Nonesuch earlier this year, performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble, paired with his String Quartet, performed by the St. Lawrence String Quartet. The Boston Globe says the former piece "has a madcap wit, an infectious rhythmic energy and vitality, and a beautifully wrought slow movement." The Detroit Free Press gives the album a perfect four stars, calling the latter piece "a major addition to the repertoire." The New Haven Advocate says it's "a first recording that seems likely to remain the benchmark."

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-appears-wnyc-soundcheck-cleveland-orchestra-lincoln-center-festival-series-2011-07-14

    John Adams 2009 color w/scores

    July 14, 2011|0 comments

    John Adams is the guest on WNYC's Soundcheck today. He'll discuss the Lincoln Center Festival's Bruckner (R)evolution series, in which the Cleveland Orchestra "audaciously couples" (New York Times) his work with four of Anton Bruckner's symphonies. The series began last night, with his Guide to Strange Places, and continues tonight and Sunday with his Violin Concerto and Doctor Atomic Symphony. The Wall Street Journal, previewing the series, calls Adams "one of America's supreme composers." Watch Adams and Cleveland Music Director Franz Welser-Möst discuss Adams's "musical DNA" in a video here.

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  • http://www.nonesuch.com/journal/john-adams-focus-q2-the-new-canon-featured-cleveland-orchestra-lincoln-center-festival-series-2011-07-11

    John Adams profile

    July 11, 2011|1 comments

    John Adams is "this summer's hottest composer," says Q2, with recent stagings of two of his operas and, this week, a Lincoln Center Festival series in which the Cleveland Orchestra pairs his orchestral works with Bruckner symphonies. Watch Adams and Cleveland Music Director Franz Welser-Möst discuss the creative process in a video here. Tune in to Q2's The New Canon for a live chat about Adams with soprano Jessica Rivera (A Flowering Tree) and flautist Eric Lamb (Son of Chamber Symphony).

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