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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Davies Symphony Hall is an appropriately majestic backdrop for the San Francisco Choral Society's performance of Brahms' monumental A German Requiem. Working from a German-language Bible -- rather than the Latin Catholic liturgy -- Brahms focused his elegiac composition on the transience of life, rather than the finality of death. In doing so, he transformed a potentially conventional piece of church music into what would later become the second most performed choral work after Handel's Messiah. Now soloists Marnie Breckenridge (soprano) and Eugene Brancoveanu (bass) and the California Chamber Symphony will join SF Choral in bringing this masterful Requiem back to life. Learn More
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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.
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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 _