John Adams' The Gospel According to the Other Mary

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2016-17 SeasonSocial justice, political unrest, miracles, and resurrection. Join the San Francisco Symphony in celebrating John Adams’ 70th birthday with “the most sophisticated, majestic, and moving [music] of his career.” (Los Angeles Times) With a libretto by Peter Sellars built on texts and poems from feminist writers and social activists, the SF Symphony performance of Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary will be a powerful, not-to-be-missed event.

On Feb 16 and 17, arrive one hour early for a pre-concert conversation between John Adams, scholar Alexandra Amati-Camperi, and Stage Director Elkhanah Pulitzer. Feb 18, Adams joins Amati-Camperi for a pre-concert talk about his work.

John Adams’ "The Gospel According to the Other Mary" is generously supported by:
The National Endowment for the Arts
David & Roberta Elliott
Nancy & Joachim Bechtle
Mr. & Mrs. John Meyer
David & Abby Rumsey
Kathleen G. Henschel & John W. Dewes


Conductor/Performers

Grant Gershon

Conductor

Kelley O’Connor

Mezzo-soprano

Tamara Mumford

Mezzo-soprano

Daniel Bubeck

Countertenor

Brian Cummings

Countertenor

Nathan Medley

Countertenor

San Francisco Symphony

Seth Reiser

Lighting Design

Christine Crook

Costume Design

Sibilla Carini

Associate Costume Design

Mark Grey

Sound Design

Program

John Adams

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

At a Glance


Arguably the most important living composer on the classical music scene, John Adams is celebrating his 70th birthday this week with the San Francisco Symphony. John joins you in the audience for the first SFS performances of his The Gospel According to the Other Mary—an epic masterpiece about women fighting for self-realization. Written in 2012, this 2-hour oratorio time-travels between the Biblical past and the socially and politically violent present. Within its musical arc are deeply moving references to Dorothy Day, César Chávez, the Teamsters, the California grape workers, and a Passover poem by Holocaust survivor Primo Levi.

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  1. Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  2. Fri, Feb 17, 2017 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

  3. Sat, Feb 18, 2017 at 8:00pm

    Davies Symphony Hall

If you would like assistance purchasing tickets for patrons with disabilities, please call the box office at 415-864-6000.

Pre- and post-show Events

John Adams: Celebrating 70 Years
Join John Adams, one of America's most admired and respected composers, and the San Francisco Symphony for a celebration of the composer's works. Learn More.

Inside Music, speaker Alexandra Amati-Camperi in conversation with John Adams, begins one hour prior to concerts. Free to ticketholders. Learn More.