JOHN ADAMS CONDUCTS EL NIÑO
May 20, 2022 | 7:30 pm | Music Hall
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JOHN ADAMS: El Niño
John Adams, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Josefina Maldonado, mezzo
Ethan Vincent, baritone
Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings and Nathan Medley, countertenors
Mark Grey, sound designer and engineer
May Festival Chorus
May Festival Youth Chorus
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra
Concert Duration~2 hours and 15 minutes with intermission
American composer John Adams leads his Messiah for the modern age, live at Music Hall. Interweaving biblical verse with poetry by Latin American writers, El Niño considers the Nativity story from a mother’s point of view. Described as “some of the most beautiful episodes I’ve ever heard in any of his music,” (BBC Radio), Adams’ work explores, in his words, “what is meant by a miracle.”
Pre-concert Talks: All ticketholders are welcome to enjoy a FREE Pre-Concert Talk starting one hour before the concert. Join Professor Emeritus of Conducting and Past Director of Choral Studies at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Dr. Earl Rivers for an informative, 30-minute discussion in Corbett Tower.
This concert is generously sponsored by the Wohlgemuth Herschede Foundation.
Sung in English and Spanish with English supertitles above the stage.
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