John Adams’ City Noir
Thu July 16, 2020 | 7:30 pm
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Tessa Lark, violin
Wang Jie, composer
Samuel Adams, composer
Timothy McAllister, saxophone
Wang Jie, World premiere (Colorado Music Festival commission)
Samuel Adams, Chamber Concerto (featuring Tessa Lark, violin)
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John Adams, City Noir
Music Director Peter Oundjian is a vocal champion of today’s music and emerging talent; this fresh and thrilling concert opens with a world premiere commission by rising star composer Wang Jie. John Adams’ City Noir brims with cinematic lyricism and yearning melodies for alto sax and brass. “The music should have the slightly disorienting effect of a very crowded boulevard peopled with strange characters,” says Adams, “…the kind who only come out very late on a very hot night.” John Adams’ son Samuel is a formidable composer in his own right, and a 2019 Guggenheim Fellow; his lyrical Chamber Concerto gives violinist Tessa Lark an opportunity to shine.
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