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.
Program and Notes
- John Adams Artist Explorer Page
- About National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center
Watch and Listen
AfterWords: John Adams, conductor / Leila Josefowicz, violin
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