NYC Performances by MIT Alumnus Christopher Adler

MIT class of 1994

On Tuesday, March 31 Chris Adler will perform Olivier Messiaen's Harawi with soprano Stephanie Aston. The performance will be 7:30 p.m. at Spectrum, 121 Ludlow in New York City.

This spectacular work is Messiaen's only concert-length song cycle.  Composed in 1945, Harawi is an ecstatic exotic symbolist tragedy expressed in Messiaen’s unique and evocative musical language. Drawing on the legend of Tristan and Isolde, Messiaen recasts the story of love and transcendent death through an Andean folk tale set amidst towering mountains, primitive rituals, and choruses of birdsong.

On Saturday, April 11, Adler will join pianist Andrea Violet Lodge for a performance of the four-hands version of Igor Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. The concert is 8pm at the Firehouse Space in Brooklyn.Also on the program will be Matins, by Sidney Marquez Boquiren, for two pianos,  a movement from Marga Richter's 3rd Piano Sonata, Chinook, by Erin Rogers, and movements from Juan Campoverde Q.'s aires.


About Christopher Adler
Chris Adler graduated from MIT with a BS in Math and a BS in Music in 1994.  At MIT he received the Louis Sudler Prize in the Arts, the Gregory Tucker Memorial Prize and a Ragnar and Margaret Naess Scholarship to study privately.  He went on to receive a PhD in Composition from Duke University.  MORE

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