John Adams Conducts El Niño With the San Francisco Symphony
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The last date listed for John Adams Conducts El Niño was Saturday December 4, 2010 / 8:00pm (Dawn Upshaw).
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Natalie Dessay is one of the world's most renowned sopranos, performing at the world's premier opera houses for more than two decades until her retirement from the operatic stage in 2013. A six time winner of the Victoires de la Musique, France's premier annual music awards, she also won a Laurence Olivier Award in 2008 for her work on the London stage. A brilliant and passionate singer, Dessay is known for her interpretations of German lieder and French songs, which she'll perform at Davies Symphony Hall accompanied by pianist Phillipe Cassard. The evening's program features music by Clara Schumann, Brahms and Poulenc, as well as Richard Strauss, Duparc, Fauré, and Debussy. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Linda Ray
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Beautiful music. Very moving and should become a holiday tradition. I noted a link between the massacre of Mexican students in 1968 by their government to the killing of children ordered by King Herod. John Adams is a very interesting composer and I also recommend his opera Dr. Atomic.
Quotes & Highlights
- Listen to a <a target="_blank" href="http://podcasts.sfsymphony.org.s3.amazonaws.com/Adams-El-Nino.mp3">podcast</a> about John Adams' <em>El Niño</em>
- Read the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfsymphony.org/music/ProgramNotes.aspx?id=48318">program notes on <em>El Niño</em></a> and the <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sfsymphony.org/music/ProgramNotes.aspx?id=48320">artist biographies</a>.
These performances are part of Project San Francisco, an innovative composer and artist residency program.
The Symphony launches the Holiday season with a bona fide modern classic, as the preeminent American composer John Adams conducts a new production of El Niño, his captivating retelling of the Christmas story. Special lighting and staging help set the mood and tell the tale. The all-star cast of singers includes Dawn Upshaw, one of El Niño’s original interpreters.
Soprano Dawn Upshaw will perform December 4; Jessica Rivera will perform December 3.
Inside Music, an informative talk with Susan Key, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to all ticketholders.
Meet John Adams at a CD signing in the Symphony Store following the December 3 concert.
John Adams - conductor
Jessica Rivera - soprano
Dawn Upshaw - soprano
Michelle DeYoung - mezzo-soprano
Daniel Bubeck - countertenor
Brian Cummings - countertenor
Steven Rickards - countertenor
Jonathan Lemalu - bass-baritone
San Francisco Symphony Chorus
San Francisco Girls Chorus; Susan McMane, Director
San Francisco Symphony
John Adams - El Niño