MEMETERIA by Thomas May

Music & the Arts

Thomas Adès at 50

Hard to believe that (as of 1 March) Thomas Adès has now crossed the 50 milestone. For this birthday concert with the London Symphony Orchestra, he takes to the podium to compose Sibelius’s Sixth Symphony and his own In Seven Days for piano and orchestra, with Kirill Gerstein as the soloist.

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Angel in America

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My essay for the Metropolitan Opera on Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel. The Met’s production opens next week and will be the North American premiere:

Not every composer has a knack for finding operatic potential in unlikely sources. But over the past two decades, Thomas Adès has followed his dramaturgical instinct to some of the most spectacular successes in contemporary opera…

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