Sat, 4/16, John Adams Conducts Adams

Here is an opportunity to listen to a much newer work for violin and orchestra:

John Adams conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall,

111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA

When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday


Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Adams, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin



RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome

RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome

JOHN ADAMS: Scheherazade.2


John Adams conducts his latest collaboration with Leila Josefowicz, one of the world’s great champions of new music for the violin.

“I find Leila a perfect embodiment of that kind of empowered strength and energy that a modern Scheherazade would possess,” the composer says.

It’s always a special occasion when John Adams conducts one of his latest compositions, especially a collaboration with the world’s leading proponent of new music for the violin, Leila Josefowicz. This huge “Symphony for Violin and Orchestra,” which takes off from Rimsky-Korsakov’s popular classic of musical story telling, received rave reviews in its New York premiere.


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