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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In a surreal twist, one of Japan's biggest rock stars also happens to be one of that country's most revered classical composers. His name is Yoshiki and the breadth of his musical accomplishment astonishes. The same man who, as the leader of the heavy metal band X Japan, sold out the 55,000-seat Tokyo Dome 18 times was selected by the Japanese government to write a classical composition celebrating Emperor Akihito. Commissioned to write themes for events as diverse as the 2012 Grammys and the World Expo, he has now released a solo album of original instrumental works, Yoshiki Classical, to global acclaim. For one night only, he will perform captivating melodies from his new album live at Davies Symphony Hall, playing solo piano with string quartet accompaniment. 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.
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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 _