Classical Concert Series
The Composer in His Own Words
Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 8:00 p.m.
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John Adams, conductor and composer
Sanford Sylvan, baritone
John Adams -
My Father Knew Charles Ives
John Adams -
Symphony No. 7
A composer leading his own music is something special: when it is John Adams, it is unparalleled. Widely considered the Aaron Copland of our time, John Adams joins the BSO on the occasion of his 60th birthday and a celebration of his work. Having led most of the world’s major orchestras, he now leads the BSO in his semi-autobiographical memoir piece,
My Father Knew Charles Ives, and a setting of Walt Whitman’s
The Wound-Dresser. The piece will feature Sanford Sylvan, for whom the piece was written. The program closes with Beethoven’s astounding Symphony No. 7, a work that greatly influenced John Adams.
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