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Celebrating his 75th birthday this season, John Adams is a leading voice in contemporary symphonic music, and as the John and Samantha Williams Creative Chair for the LA Phil, he guides the Green Umbrella series that showcases emerging composers shaping the future of music. In January, Adams conducts the LA Phil in a performance of his California Gold Rush-inspired Girls of the Golden West, and in March he leads the LA Phil New Music Group in a concert featuring a world premiere.

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John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West

The true stories of the California Gold Rush come to life in John Adams’ recent opera.

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Program

  • John ADAMS Girls of the Golden West

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • John Adams, conductor
  • Julia Bullock, Dame Shirley
  • Davóne Tines, Ned Peters
  • Paul Appleby, Joe Cannon
  • Hye Jung Lee, Ah Sing
  • Elliot Madore, Ramón
  • Daniela Mack, Josefa Segovia
  • Ryan McKinny, Clarence
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
  • Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director
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LA Phil New Music Group with John Adams

John Adams leads the world premiere of Anthony Cheung’s latest.

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Program

  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN Objets Trouvés for solo viola
  • Anthony CHEUNG new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • Katherine YOUNG For Daphne and Delia
  • John ADAMS Scratchband

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • John Adams, conductor
  • Teng Li, viola, John Connell Chair