Join 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. Led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, hundreds of 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.

The Program

“One of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.”
– New Yorker on John Luther Adams

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.

In the Name of the Earth

(World premiere)

North, South, East, and West choruses
Simon Halsey, conductor

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

Rain location: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

FREE

Sing in the world premiere! For more information and to sign up, visit IntheNameoftheEarth.org.

Free Show
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North, South, East, and West choruses

Simon Halsey, conductor

John Luther Adams, composer

Co-presented with the Mostly Mozart Festival

Commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

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