Early next year, John Adams will celebrate his 70th birthday. In honour of the occasion, the LSO are performing two of his most outstanding pieces.
He will be performing his nativity oratorio El Niño on Sunday 4 December, a telling of that first Christmas drawing on new perspectives from Biblical texts and Latin American Poetry. A performance of Scheherazade.2, a reimagining of the heroine from Arabian Nights as a woman fighting for her rights in the present day, with be brought to life by its dedicatee, American violinist Leila Josefowicz on Thursday 8 December.
To honour this celebration, we take a look back over John Adams’ inspiring life.
Guests for El Niño include Joélle Harvey, Jennifer Johnson Cano, Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley, Davóne Tines, the London Symphony Chorus and London Youth Choir.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz will perform Scheherazade.2.