Pre-concert discussion with John Adams, Michael Collins, and Ara Guzelimian
Monday, August 17, 2009 at 6:15 in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse
About the participants One of America’s most admired and respected composers, John Adams is a musician of enormous range and technical command. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound, and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes.
Clarinetist Michael Collins’ dazzling virtuosity and sensitive musicianship have made him one of today’s most sought-after soloists. Wholly committed to the expansion and development of the clarinet repertoire, Mr. Collins commissions and premieres repertoire by prominent composers, including John Adams, Elliott Carter, John Corigliano, Elena Kats-Chernin, Thea Musgrave, and Mark-Anthony Turnage.
Ara Guzelimian is provost and dean of The Juilliard School.