The New Yorker’s critic Alex Ross described John Adams’ music as “present-tense American romanticism.” In celebration of this new-music luminary’s 70th birthday, Pacific Symphony performs “The Dharma at Big Sur,” with Tracy Silverman, “the greatest living exponent of the electric violin” (BBC Radio). The Grammy-nominated “Ellis Island: The Dream of America” is a stirring work that celebrates the hopes and fears of immigrants who arrive at Ellis Island in search of a utopian dream.
This concert is part of Pacific Symphony's American Composers Festival 2017.
Thursday, April 6
Flagpole: 6:15 p.m.
Departure: 6:30 p.m.
Pre-Performance Lecture: 7:00 p.m.
Concert: 8 p.m.
Bus returns to UCI 10:30