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Renowned American composer and conductor John Adams will return to the university in his multiple roles as composer, conductor, and thinker during a weeklong residency Oct. 12–19. Events include a panel discussion and two concerts in which Adams will conduct the Yale Philharmonia and the Brentano String Quartet.
The panel discussion will include Peter Salovey, president of Yale, and Robert Blocker, dean of the Yale School of Music. It will take place 1–2:15 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16 in Morse Recital Hall (located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St). The event is free and open to the public.
The residency will culminate in two concerts featuring Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia in his own music alongside works by Stravinsky and Beethoven. “There is nothing particularly new about one composer internalizing the music of another and ‘making it his own,’” noted Adams. “Composers are drawn to another’s music to the point where they want to live in it, and that can happen in a variety of fashions.” MORE