John Luther Adams Coming to Seattle

From Seattle’s Wayward Music, early notice of a rare performance:

Nonsequitur presents Alaskan composer JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, with percussionist STEVEN SCHICK and pianist CRISTINA VALDES on Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM, as part of the ongoing Wayward Music Series in the historic Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepherd Center in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood; 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N (at 50th St.), 4th floor. $5 – $15 sliding scale donation (cash or check only) at the door. Info: gscchapel@gmail.com or call 206-789-1939.

This is the first Seattle concert devoted entirely to the music of John Luther Adams, acclaimed by The New Yorker’s music critic Alex Ross as “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century…generating fiercely original music from the vast, sparsely populated environment around him.” The program opens with two solo piano pieces – “Nunataks” and “Among Red Mountains” – performed by Seattle pianist Cristina Valdes, and concludes with “The Mathematics of Resonant Bodies,” a monumental recent work for solo percussion and electronics performed by renowned percussionist Steven Schick.

EVENT DETAILS

WHAT: Nonsequitur presents composer JOHN LUTHER ADAMS, with percussionist STEVEN SCHICK and pianist CRISTINA VALDES

WHEN: Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 PM

WHERE: Chapel Performance Space at Good Shepherd Center (4th floor)
4649 Sunnyside Ave. N – in Wallingford, just south of 50th Street
(all ages, no alcohol, wheelchair accessible, on site parking)

COST: $5 – $15 sliding scale donation, cash or checks payable at the door (no reservations)

CONTACT: Steve Peters at Nonsequitur, 206-789-1939; gscchapel@gmail.com
High res photos and artist interviews available upon request.

LINKS: Wayward Music Series @ Good Shepherd Chapel – http://waywardmusic.blogspot.com
Nonsequitur – http://nseq.blogspot.com
John Luther Adams – http://www.johnlutheradams.com/
Steven Schick – http://www.snapshotsfoundation.com/steven-schick.htm
Cristina Valdes – http://www.myspace.com/littlevina

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