Written for David and Wu Han in 1998, commissioned by SummerFest La Jolla to inaugurate a new commissioning program, Couple will be performed by the original couple on the concert of music from 1990-2000.
Daniel Hope is violin soloist and narrator in the world premiere of Bruce’s The King, the Cat, and the Fiddle, with an ensemble of second violin, viola, cello, bass, and piano. The story is from the book of the same name by Yehudi Menuhin and Christopher Hope (Daniel’s father, a well-known poet and writer). Commissioned by Daniel Hope.
Off the Hook Arts SummerFest 2019 presents the Miami String Quartet and cellist Matthew Zalkind in the premiere of Are There Not a Thousand Forms of Sorrow? for cello quintet.
Talk by Bruce Adolphe at 6 pm. Concert at 7 pm. The Carnegie Center for Creativity, Fort Collins, CO.
For thousands of years, humans on Earth have been writing poems to the moon, writing music about moonlight, and we’ve even landed on the moon. This concert is all music about the moon! With music by Debussy, Beethoven, Schumann, and George Crumb.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center will present an event honoring the late astronaut and scientist Piers Sellers, featuring the East Coast premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s I Saw How Fragile and Infinitely Precious the World Is for mezzo-soprano and cello with sounds from space and planet Earth.
Kady Evanyshyn, mezzo, and Sophie Shao, cello. Hosted by NASA scientist Compton Tucker. At NASA’s Goett Auditorium.
Princeton Concerts and the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center present Bruce Adolphe’s The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses with the Princeton Girl Choir. Richardson Auditorium, Princeton University. Bruce Adolphe, narrator. Story and projected illustrations by Paul Goble.
Memories of a Possible Future presented by the Tulsa Symphony and the Oklahoma Center for the Humanities
Bruce Adolphe lectures on music and memory, followed by a performance of his piano quintet Memories of a Possible Future, based on writings by neuroscientist Antonio Damasio.
Join host and composer Bruce Adolphe in the Gordon Gamm Theatre for a concert that bridges music and science, as the ensemble of 8 are joined by Zach Rago, Netflix’s Chasing Coral feature actor. Plunge into new musical waters with Margaret Brouwer’s Lonely Lake and Bruce Adolphe’s Oceanophony — meet the sarcastic fringehead fish! —- and learn more about the health of our oceans and coral reefs. Each movement is highlighted by the poems of Karen Light.
Join host and composer Bruce Adolphe in a concert that bridges music and science, as the ensemble of 8 are joined by Zach Rago, Netflix’s Chasing Coral feature actor. Plunge into new musical waters with Margaret Brouwer’s Lonely Lake and Bruce Adolphe’s Oceanophony — meet the sarcastic fringehead fish! —- and learn more about the health of our oceans and coral reefs.
Based on the beloved story by Paul Goble, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses is a musical telling of the exciting and haunting tale of a Native American girl who understands horses on a mystical level and runs away from home to be with the horses. A story of thunderstorms and thundering hooves, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses will enchant and inspire audiences of all ages.
Musical journeys into the up-close and friendly world of chamber music for kids 6 & up and their families. Three programs in Alice Tully Hall are hosted by the irrepressible Bruce Adolphe and promise a fun (and funny!) time for the whole family!
Einstein’s Light for violin and piano, with filmed visualizations by Nickolas Barris, will be presented at the Brain and Creativity Institute in Los Angeles on September 28, 2018, performed by violinist Nathan Cole and the work’s composer, Bruce Adolphe, at the piano. The event will also feature a panel discussion with Antonio Damasio, Assal Habibi, and Bruce Adolphe of Einstein’s love of music and its effect on his imagination with new information from the BCI longitudinal study on the impact of musical studies on the developing brain.