Friday, July 25, 2014 at 6:00
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 6:00
Pre-concert discussion with John Luther Adams and John Schaefer at 4:00 in the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (111 Amsterdam Ave., between 64th and 65th Streets)
In a co-presentation with Lincoln Center Out of Doors, the 2014 summer festivities begin with the world premiere of American composer John Luther Adams’s Sila: The Breath of the World. In the Inuit tradition, sila is the spirit that animates all things—the wind, the weather, and all forces of nature. In Adams’s piece, composed specifically to be heard out of doors, musicians and listeners alike are encouraged to move about the perfromance space freely.
Sila: The Breath of the World is commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for the Mostly Mozart Festival and Lincoln Center Out of Doors.