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Performer: Nathan Medley

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HoustonAdams’ El Niño

Adams: El Niño
Houston Symphony; David Robertson; Susanna Phillips; Kelley O'Connor; Davóne Tines; Daniel Bubeck
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The Gospel According to David Robertson

Kelley O'Connor © Steve J Sherman
A performance of John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary good enough to convert even the most conservative listener to the Church of New Music.
****1
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The New American Gospel: John Adams in Berlin

John Adams © Christine Alicino
John Adams and Peter Sellars' biblical oratorio given a fine concert performance by the Berliner Philharmoniker under departing chief conductor, Sir Simon Rattle.
****1
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An alternative Nativity at the Barbican

John Adams © Vern Evans
John Adams' Christmas oratorio sees some fine performances, but was ultimately found wanting.
***11
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A Passion for our times: The Gospel According To The Other Mary

The view of Jesus as the archetypal left wing radical, champion of the poor and dispossessed and scourge of the wealthy forms the foundation of John Adams and Peter Sellars’ oratorio The Gospel According To The Other Mary. A strong score and outstanding conductor and singers make for an impressive première.
****1
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The Gospel according to Peter Sellars: The LA Phil bring a European première to the Barbican

Have you heard the good news? The Los Angeles Philharmonic have recently formed a partnership with the Barbican, and they were strutting their impressive stuff in London last week for their first International Associate Residency. Also: Christ died for our sins and was reborn.
***11
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