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.
“One of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.”– New Yorker on John Luther Adams
This performance is an aural presentation occurring in various locations along the Harlem Meer. There is no stage or seating area. To request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.
For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.
Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm South of Harlem Meer, Central Park
Rain location: The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Sing in the world premiere! For more information and to sign up, visit IntheNameoftheEarth.org.
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
The 2018 presentation of In the Name of the Earth is made possible in part by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Rita E. and Gustave M. hauser, and Stavros Niarchos Foundation.