John Adams, a well known composer of the minimalist tradition, is in town this week as the featured composer of Toronto Symphony Orchestra’s New Music Festival from March 1-7. Minimalist music is hypnotic, atmospheric and spine-tinging in the hands of a reflective and sensitive composer-pianist like Adam Sherkin. While the music is often heard in motion pictures and games, hearing it live in concert can be a meditative and transformative experience.
In the second concert of Adam Sherkin’s concert series at the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, the music is all about unforseen journeys and the melancholy of saying goodbye. Read more about this ticket contest.