National Symphony Orchestra: John Adams, conductor/Leila Josefowicz, violin
Thursday, May 20, 2010 - Saturday, May 22, 2010
John Adams returns for a program that includes two of his works, The Dharma at Big Sur, featuring violinist Leila Josefowicz, and his Doctor Atomic Symphony. Also on the program are works by Britten and Stravinsky.
John Adams will preface his performance of the Doctor Atomic Symphony by introducing a brief screening of Gerald Finley singing "Batter My Heart," a powerfully emotional aria that closes Act I of the opera Doctor Atomic, and that is featured in the orchestral version of the symphony.
AfterWords:Thu., May 20 performance is followed by a free discussion with John Adams, Leila Josefowicz, and Nigel Boon.