World Premiere of John Adams's Son of Chamber Symphony at Stanford University Nov. 30

Classic Arts News   World Premiere of John Adams's Son of Chamber Symphony at Stanford University Nov. 30
 
John Adams's Son of Chamber Symphony will receive its world premiere on November 30 at the Stanford Lively Arts' Dinkelspiel Auditorium in California. Alan Pierson conducts Alarm Will Sound in the twenty-three minute work for fifteen musicians.

A co-commission by Stanford Lively Arts, the San Francisco Ballet and the Carnegie Hall Corporation, the work is a follow-up to Adams's Chamber Symphony (1992).

"It's a little funkier, maybe, but it's still quite soloistically driven," said Pierson in a statement. "John doesn't write a lot of music for chamber ensemble and most of his earlier music depends on the massed sonority of the orchestra."

The work's East Coast premiere is set for February 28 at Carnegie's Zankel Hall with the same performers. A choreographic version by Mark Morris will also debut in the spring as part of the San Francisco Ballet's New Works Festival

Visit livelyarts.stanford.edu for more information.

Among other premieres by Adams this season is A Flowering Tree, which receives its U.S. stage premiere at Chicago Opera Theater in May.

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