New Event: "El Niño" @ Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA)

El Niño: L.A. Phil Presents John Adams’ Christmas Oratorio
Walt Disney Concert Hall (Los Angeles, CA)

Composer John Adams’ nativity oratorio El Niño is an epic work that tells the story of the birth of Christ through multilingual texts drawn from Scripture, medieval tracts and contemporary poetry. Performed by a 45-piece orchestra that includes two steel-string guitars and a keyboard sampler, Adams’ composition closely follows the traditional Christmas narrative, from the annunciation to Mary to the birth of Jesus to the flight into Egypt. Throughout the performance, the piece is enhanced with added commentary and reflection from a wide range of historical poets — many of them women. The L.A. Philharmonic performs this monumental and textually rich Christmas composition at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Learn more…


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