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Composer: Adams, John (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityUnited States
February 2019
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AmsterdamGirls of the Golden WestNew production

Girls of the Golden West
Adams: Girls of the Golden West
Grant Gershon; Peter Sellars; Dutch National Opera; David Gropman; Rita Ryack; Julia Bullock; Davóne Tines

Los AngelesDudamel & Yuja Wang

Adams, Mahler
Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra; Gustavo Dudamel; Yuja Wang

New York CityVan Zweden Conducts Brahms's First Symphony

Ives, Adams, Brahms
New York Philharmonic Orchestra; Jaap van Zweden; Matthias Goerne

LondonBirtwistle Première

Birtwistle, Adams
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle

LondonBerlioz 150: Symphonie fantastique

Adams, Berlioz
London Symphony Orchestra; Sir Simon Rattle
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Starman dimmed? Glass’ latest Bowie/Eno opus proves no Life on Mars

John Adams © Vern Evans
A rare misfire showcasing the music of minimalism’s all-stars. 
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Adams conducts Adams (and Copland) in Cleveland

John Adams conducts The Cleveland Orchestra © Roger Mastroianni, courtesy of The Cleveland Orchestra
John Adams returned to Cleveland to lead two of his own works – including the local première of Scheherazade.2 – framing Copland’s Quiet City and Appalachian Spring.
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Varied sounds of America expertly played in Liverpool

Elizabeth Atherton © Kiran Ridley
Jennifer Higdon's blue cathedral holds its own alongside more familiar American pieces by Adams and Barber plus the “New World” Symphony.
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World Premieres at NYCB Deliver Much-Needed Jolt

NYCB in Matthew Neenan’s The Exchange, in costumes by Gareth Pugh © Paul Kolnik
As City Ballet grapples with lawsuits and lurid accusations, and the loss of an unprecendented number of male principals, new works by Kyle Abraham, Gianna Reisen, and Matthew Neenan stoke inspired performances from the dancers. 
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Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt completely infectious at Kings Place

Hugo Ticciati © Marco Borggreve
Freshness, enthusiasm and excellent curation made for an entertaining evening courtesy of Hugo Ticciati and O/Modernt. 
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