The Program

Join together with hundreds of neighbors, visitors, and singers in the northernmost part of Central Park for the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, a large-scale choral work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Luther Adams. In this commission for four choirs led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, nearly 800 experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams's holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and the Holy Wind. Experience geography in sight and sound as you move around the beautiful water of the Harlem Meer and through an enveloping sound world created by 360-degree singing.

“One of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.”
– New Yorker on John Luther Adams
“An inspiring outdoor musical event...an intricate, rich musical composition...This demonstration of commonality could not have come at a better time, given the fractious, divisive national election. It was a great day to be a New Yorker.”
– New York Times on the public domain (Mostly Mozart Festival 2017)

Venue and Accessibility

This performance is an aural presentation that is meant to be heard from anywhere in the Harlem Meer. There is no stage or seating area. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

Music

In the Name of the Earth

(World premiere)

Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm Harlem Meer, Central Park

Rain location: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

FREE

Discussion with John Luther Adams, Simon Halsey, and John Schaefer on Tuesday, August 7 at 6:15 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

 

Sing in the world premiere! Find out how and sign up at InTheNameOfTheEarth.org. Registration begins on April 2.

FREE
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North, South, East, and West choruses

Simon Halsey, conductor

John Luther Adams, composer

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Co-presented with Lincoln Center Out of Doors

 

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

 

The 2018 Mostly Mozart Festival presentation of In the Name of the Earth is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and The Ford Foundation.