LA Phil Aug 24

August 24
John Adams’ City Noir

With influences ranging from Brahms and Mozart to Sigur Rós and Radiohead, Timo Andres is a favorite young composer of John Adams’ who conducts the world premiere of his concerto Made of Tunes written for pianist Aaron Diehl. Adams also leads a curious venture through the metropolis with Copland’s poignant ode to New York and his own City Noir, inspired by Los Angeles and classic films that the composer said is reminiscent of “a very crowded boulevard peopled with strange characters… who only come out very late on a very hot night.


John Adams


Aaron Diehl, piano*
Thomas Hooten, trumpet**
Carolyn Hove, English horn**

Aaron Copland

Quiet City**

Timo Andres

Made of Tunes
(world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting)*

John Adams

City Noir
(LA Phil commission with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund)