[ concerts ]
Sunday, October 19 at 5 pm at Avery Fisher Hall, the Yale School of Music’s eighth season of the Yale in New York series opens with John Adams conducting the Yale Philharmonia.
Adams is considered “not only one of America’s cleverest composers but a sharp conductor too” (David Murray, Financial Times). This concert showcases Adams’ dual roles as conductor/composer with his Beethoven-inspired piece Absolute Jest alongside Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4 and Stravinsky’s Orpheus. A concerto for string quartet and orchestra, Absolute Jest also features the Brentano String Quartet in its debut year as Yale’s Quartet-in-Residence. MORE