John Adams

New biography challenges old views on John Adams and John Quincy Adams. Read more


Edo de Waart returned to conduct the Milwaukee Symphony in a concert featuring a difficult work by contemporary composer John Adams. Read more

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We caught up with Jay Douglas, the manager of Bunzel's meat department, and John Adams, the manager of Bunzel's deli and bakery, to talk about the history of the old-fashioned meat market and what',Stein and Dine Read more

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Present Music opened its season with a largely successful concert juxtaposing old and new music. Read more

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Present Music opens its 34th season with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Gran Partita and other pieces, Saturday, Sept. 5 at the Helene Zelazo Center for the Performing Arts. Read more

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Guest conductor Gilbert Varga returned to conduct the final classical concert of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra season last weekend. The highlight was Karen Gomyo’s account of Tchaikovsky’s Concerto for Violin, with every note and nuance ... Read more

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The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra again performed in the Pabst Theater, for the last time this season, for the final program in its three-concert Beethoven Festival, which has also featured the music of John Adams and Igor Stravinsky. Hearin... Read more

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Years ago the Pabst Theater was a regular venue for classical performance. The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra is playing two concerts there, the first of which took place last weekend. I realized how much I’ve missed hearing classical music a... Read more

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Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra’s three-week Beethoven Festival began last weekend. Besides Beethoven symphonies, the programs feature music by John Adams, a composer whose works have a strong connection to conductor Edo de Waart, and Igor Str... Read more

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Along with Philip Glass, John Adams is the most popular composer to emerge from the minimalism of the 1960s and ‘70s. Adams has often turned to opera, where he mined recent events such as Nixon’s visit to China and Palestinian hijackers. In 2005 .. Read more

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Man and woman have long chosen to adorn their bodies, be it with paint, metal rings or exotic fabrics. This theme of body ornamentation, from the imaginatively extravagant to the utterly sublime, pervades ,Today in Milwaukee Read more

Today in Milwaukee

The recent behavior of Hillary Clinton can best be described aserratic. From, "I'm honored, honored, to be on stage with BarackObama," to "Shame on you, Barack Obama! meet me in Ohio," it seemsobvious that she needs someone to get the hook, pul.. Read more

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AmericancomposerJohn Adams (b. 1947) once stood under the same Minimalist umbrella asSte Milwaukee Journal ,Classical Review Read more

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