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Composer: Adams, John (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityUnited States
March 2018
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HuddersfieldAcross the Atlantic: Bernstein, Gershwin, John Adams and Rachmaninov

Bernstein, Gershwin, Adams, Rachmaninov
Orchestra of Opera North; Dalia Stasevska; Sofya Gulyak

LeedsOrchestra of Opera North

Adams, Gershwin, Bernstein, Rachmaninov
Orchestra of Opera North; Dalia Stasevska; Sofya Gulyak

ManchesterThe Hallé - Rachmaninov's Third Piano Concerto

© Jim Hinson
Rachmaninov, Ravel, Adams
The Hallé; Nicholas Collon; Boris Giltburg; Hallé Choir

La CoruñaOrquesta Sinfónica de Galicia

Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia
Adams, Haydn M, Higdon
Orquesta Sinfónica de Galicia; Robert Spano; Nicolás Gómez Naval

LondonAdams' The Wound-Dresser & the UK premiere of Harris's Face

© Felipe Pagani
Ravel, Adams, Vaughan Williams
BBC Symphony Orchestra; Allison Bell; Anthony Gregory; Marcus Farnsworth; BBC Singers
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Bright, Fast, Cool, Blue

Dores André and Ulrik Birkkjaer in Peck's Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes © Erik Tomasson
From the ethereal to the galavanting, the program offered a spectrun of emotions delivered with precise technique and abandoned energy. 
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The dark side of the gold: Girls of the Golden West

Davóne Tines (Ned Peters), Julia Bullock (Dame Shirley) © Cory Weaver | San Francisco Opera
Adams and Peter Sellars demand that the audience take a cold, hard look at the Gold Rush and the founding history of California.
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Joffrey on tour

The Joffrey Ballet performs Alexander Ekman's Joy © Cheryl Mann
Eclectic and contemporary, The Joffrey Ballet reimagines human and kinetic beauty.
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James Ehnes excels in Beethoven's Violin Concerto

James Ehnes © Benjamin Ealovega
Ehnes excels in Beethoven, and Gardner draws lovely tone from the RNSO.
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Impressive line-up at the London Piano Festival

Danny Driver and Melvyn Tan © ICA Media
Still only in its second year, the London Piano Festival has already established itself as a major player in the capital’s music scene.
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