In Focus: Season 2 (Adella Premium) Adams Through The Looking Glass

Event Information

  • Dates: April 1, 2022 Now Available On-Demand

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra John Adams, conductor

  • Venue: Adella Online (

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, April 1, 2022 7:00PM

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About the Music

SMITH  Tumblebird Contrails

ADAMS  Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?

SIMON  Fate Now Conquers

GLASS  Façades from Glassworks

REICH  Three Movements for Orchestra

American icon John Adams curates and conducts a program of Steve Reich (Three Movements for Orchestra) and Philip Glass (Facades from Glassworks), featuring saxophonist Steven Banks, emerging composers Gabriella Smith (Tumblebird Contralis) and Carlos Simon (Fate Now Conquers), and his own Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?, featuring pianist Jeremy Denk. Through the Adams looking glass, we see reflections of his past, present and future — as a composer, an influencer, and a champion of new music and musicians. Episode 3: Adams Through The Looking Glass features conversations with Adams himself and a new generation of bold voices.


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
John Adams, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano
Steven Banks, saxophone


Program Notes

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Episode Details

In addition to the concert performances, each episode of In Focus includes behind-the-scenes interviews and features about the music and musicmaking. Episodes of In Focus: Season 2 feature selections from the second half of the 2021-22 classical season at Severance, though they are not full live concerts.

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