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John Adams’ City Noir

Fri / Mar 22, 2024 - 11:00AM

Adams conducts his symphonic homage to “the peculiar ambience and mood of LA noir films” and a world premiere by Timo Andres.


    • Quiet City
    • Made of Tunes
    • world premiere
    • LA Phil commission with generous support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting
    • Intermission
    • City Noir
    • LA Phil commission with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund

About this Performance

With influences ranging from Brahms and Mozart to Sigur Rós and Radiohead, Timo Andres is a favorite young composer of John Adams’ who conducts the world premiere of his concerto written for pianist Aaron Diehl. Adams also leads a curious venture through the metropolis with Copland’s poignant ode to New York and his own City Noir, inspired by Los Angeles and classic films that the composer said is reminiscent of “a very crowded boulevard peopled with strange characters… who only come out very late on a very hot night.”

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