Don’t miss out: Panel, concert with composer John Adams to be livestreamed

Watch world-renowned composer/conductor John Adams participate in a panel discussion and conduct a concert on the School of Music’s livestream during his weeklong residency at Yale Oct. 12-19.

Panel discussion

There will be an open conversation between Adams and Peter Salovey, president of Yale, moderated by Robert Blocker, dean of the Yale School of Music, at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 16. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in Morse Recital Hall, located in Sprague Hall at 470 College St., and will be available to view on livestream.

Concert

Adams will conduct the Yale Philharmonia in a concert of his own music alongside works by Stravinsky and Beethoven at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17 in New Haven’s historic Woolsey Hall, corner of College and Grove streets. The program will showcase Adams’ dual roles as conductor and composer with his Beethoven-inspired piece “Absolute Jest,” performed with 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. Tickets are still available for the concert that can also be watched on livestream.

In addition to the livestreamed events, the program for the New Haven concert will be repeated in New York at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 in Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center. This concert marks the opening of the Yale School of Music’s eighth season of the Yale in New York concert series. Tickets are available online or through the Lincoln Center box office.

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