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Composer: Adams, John (b. 1947)

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Year of birth1947
NationalityUnited States
November 2020
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ZürichThe Unanswered Question

© Artan Hürsever
Carter, Varèse, Ives, Nancarrow, Adams
Hans-Peter Achberger; Filipa Nunes; Ensemble Opera Nova

CologneGrauSchumacher, SWR Symphony Orchestra, Ingo Metzmacher: Adams, Bartók

Bartók, Adams
Ingo Metzmacher; GrauSchumacher Piano Duo; Members of the SWR Symphony Orchestra

LuganoDaniil Trifonov

© Dario Acosta
Berg, Prokofiev, Bartók, Copland, Messiaen, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Adams, Corigliano
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

MadridJoven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid

Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Adams, Schumann, Ravel, Strauss II
Joven Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid; Christian Zacharias; Adolfo Gutiérrez-Arenas

AmsterdamAfternoon Concert: Leo van Doeselaar and Wyneke Jordans

© Donald Bentvelsen
Dvořák, Ravel, Adams, Gershwin
Leo van Doeselaar; Wyneke Jordans
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Crowded Hours, Golden Hours: Augustin Hadelich at Tanglewood

Augustin Hadelich and Orion Weiss © Tanglewood Festival
After urban Debussy and Adams, the duo settles for autumnal Brahms and a day in the countryside.
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Junior Ballett Zürich shines in three creations

Emma Antrobus and Gary Solan in Wounded © Gregory Batardon
Three different and highly-spirited works, each choreographed for the Junior Ballett Zürich, were recently performed at the city’s opera house.
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(Not quite) absolute Beethoven: Ludovic Morlot in Perth

Ludovic Morlot © Brandon Patoc
The Australian String Quartet joins the West Australian Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot for an enjoyable and  timely round of Beethoven interleaved with John Adams' homage to the 250-year old composer. 
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Stylish, powerful Nixon in China from Scottish Opera

Julia Sporsén (Pat Nixon) © James Glossop

Scottish Opera’s Nixon in China in a stylish, living history production from John Fulljames, with strong performances across the board, Joana Carneiro stoking the fires in the pit.

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A tale of two halves as Jess Gillam makes her Hallé debut

Jess Gillam © Kaupo Kikkas

Intense lyricism bridges the gap between John Adams and Rachmaninov, but debutant Kazuki Yamada struggles to link the two. 

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