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Composer: Adams, John (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityUnited States
July 2018
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AmsterdamOne-handed virtuosity

© Francois Leclercq Erato
Adams, Ravel, Beethoven
National Orchestra of Belgium; Hugh Wolff; Nicholas Angelich

Santa FeDoctor AtomicNew production

Doctor Atomic
Adams: Doctor Atomic
Matthew Aucoin; Peter Sellars; Santa Fe Opera; David Gropman; Julia Bullock; Ryan McKinny; Daniel Okulitch

BeijingAdams | Bernstein | Stravinsky

Adams, Bernstein, Stravinsky
China NCPA Orchestra; David Robertson; Orli Shaham

BaselThank You Lenny

Copland, Adams, Bernstein
Kammerorchester Basel; Jérémie Rhorer; Knabenkantorei Basel

Hong KongJohn Adams & Brahms

Rossini, Adams, Brahms
Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra; Edo de Waart; Timothy McAllister
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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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