FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE / July 14, 2015
MICHAEL TILSON THOMAS & THE SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY RELEASE NEW RECORDING OF JOHN ADAMS’S ABSOLUTE JEST AND GRAND PIANOLA MUSIC ON SFS MEDIA AUGUST 14, 2015
Pre-order on iTunes.com/SFSymphony and SFSymphony.org/Adams
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14, 2015 – Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas (MTT) and the San Francisco Symphony (SFS) will release a live recording of John Adams’s Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music, on the Orchestra’s Grammy Award-winning SFS Media Label on Friday, August 14, 2015. Composed almost three decades apart, both works were written specifically for the San Francisco Symphony by Adams, one of the Orchestra’s most important artistic partners for the past 35 years. On this album, Tilson Thomas leads the Orchestra in the first available recording of the SFS commissioned Absolute Jest, featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet, and, in Grand Pianola Music, John Adams leads the orchestra, pianists Marc-André Hamelin and Orli Shaham, and the vocal group Synergy Vocals. The release will be available as a hybrid SACD compatible with conventional CD players, and as a digital download — including as high-resolution 24-bit downloads — and on all major streaming services. On iTunes, the album’s audio is Mastered for iTunes. Absolute Jest and Grand Pianola Music may be pre-ordered on iTunes at iTunes.com/SFSymphony and the SF Symphony’s e-store at sfsymphony.org/Adams starting today. A promotional video about the recording can be viewed here.
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