John Adams Residency and Mini Festival, May 20-26, 2013
Our new Dina Koston and Roger Shapiro Fund for New Music brings John Adams to the Library for a packed, week-long residency this spring.
Spend a week with American composer, conductor, and creative thinker, John Adams. The week-long mini festival in May 2013 features Jennifer Koh, the Attacca Quartet, and the U.S. Army Blues. John Adams also returns to conduct the spectacular ICE Ensemble in Stravinsky, Schoenberg, and his "Son of Chamber Sympony."
WEDNESDAY, MAY 22, 2013 8:00 pm - ATTACCA QUARTET (Coolidge Auditorium)
Attaca offers an Adams quartet sampler, plus works by Janácek and his favorite composer Beethoven.
THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2013 8:00 pm - JENNIFER KOH, violin / REIKO UCHIDA, piano (Atlas Performing Arts Center)
Music from contemporary masters Esa-Pekka Salonen and John Adams is paired with selections by Janácek, Schubert and Bartók.
FRIDAY, MAY 24, 2013 8:00 pm - ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), JOHN ADAMS, conductor (Coolidge Auditorium)
Schoenberg and Stravinsky from John Adams and the superlative ICE, plus the world premiere of a new Library of Congress commission.
SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2013 8:00 pm - U.S. ARMY BLUES (Atlas Performing Arts Center)
This premier jazz ensembles traces John Adams’ musical lineage back to the era of swing bands and his grandfather’s New Hampshire dance hall.
For more information, see the Full Schedule of Events and Concerts
Concerts are prsented in the Library’s historic Coolidge Auditorium, located in the Thomas Jefferson Building (1st and Independence, S.E.) unless otherwise noted. All events are free of charge to the public, but tickets are required, available through Ticketmaster (www.ticketmaster.com) or (202) 397-7328. For “special ticketing policy” events please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 707-8437. Tickets for events at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street, N.E.) are available through the Atlas Box Office (www.atlasarts.org) or (202) 399-7993. Tickets for events at the Hill Center (921 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE) are available through the Hill Center Box Office (hillcenterdc.org) or (202) 549-4172.