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Composer, conductor, and creative thinker – John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of American music. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. Over the past 25 years, Adams’s music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of contemporary musical aesthetics away from academic modernism and toward a more expansive, expressive language, entirely characteristic of his New World surroundings.

Girls of the Golden West
a new opera

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Tale of the Wise Young Woman

Scheherazade and the Men with Beards

A Long Desire


Motion is the Default State: Conversation with composers John Adams, Daniel Bjarnason, Zosha Di Castri, and Brian Current