American composer John Luther Adams has always forged his own path. From his small cabin in Alaska, he has written works of great beauty and depth, ultimately earning him the Pulitzer Prize. Dive deep into Adams’ music with this trilogy of unforgettable large-scale memorial works—none of them previously played in New York—composed in honor of those who influenced him most: his mother, father, and friend and mentor Lou Harrison.
Night Two: for Lou Harrison
Lush colors and cascading harmonies capture the joy, and longing, at the heart of this tribute to Adams’ friend and mentor.
“[Lou Harrison] was an inspiring model of how to live, without regret or bitterness, as an uncompromising independent composer.” —John Luther Adams