Symphony Night Live (Digital Broadcast) El Niño

Event Information

  • Dates: December 23, 2022 On Symphony Night Live

  • Who: The Cleveland Orchestra John Adams, conductor

  • Venue: Symphony Media (Digital) Severance Music Center

Event Dates and Tickets

Friday, December 23, 2022 8:00PM

About the Music

ADAMS  El Niño (oratorio for solo voices and orchestra)

Composer, conductor, and creative thinker John Adams occupies a unique position in the world of music. His works stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. For his oratorio El Niño, Adams imagines a modern-day miracle, retelling the story of the Messiah through a constellation of references from medieval chant to contemporary Latin American poetry. “John Adams's nativity oratorio is a winner, a very palpable hit — an intelligent, emotional and sometimes magical re-telling of the old, old story from a new perspective” (BBC).


Performing Artists

The Cleveland Orchestra
John Adams, conductor
Lauren Snouffer, soprano
Josefina Maldonado, mezzo-soprano
Davóne Tines, bass-baritone
Daniel Bubeck, countertenor
Brian Cummings, countertenor
Nathan Medley, countertenor
Cleveland Orchestra Chorus
Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus

Program Notes

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