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Thomas Adès Leads Choreographed Premieres of His Works

Jul. 15, 2019

Thomas Adès Leads Choreographed Premieres of His Works

On July 12-13Thomas Adès led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two unprecedented collaborative dance premiere performances with the Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor, performing choreography by Wayne McGregor set to music by Adès.

In addition to the world premiere choreographed performance of Adès's new ballet Inferno (premiered in concert by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under Gustavo Dudamel last May), the Royal Ballet and Company Wayne McGregor joined The Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform two other works choreographed by McGregor: "Outlier" (West Coast premiere), which is set to Adès's Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths"; and the world premiere of "LIVING ARCHIVE: AN AI PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE", set to Adès's In Seven Days, which McGregor choreographed using "LIVING ARCHIVE" - an AI-driven choreographic tool designed by the Google Arts and Culture Lab. 

Listen to Thomas Adès's Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths" (2005):

(Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths/Thomas Adès/Anthony Maarwood, violin/
Kölner Philharmonie/Thomas Adès, conductor) 

Violinist Leila Josefowicz and pianist Kirill Gerstein were the soloists for these performances. Designs were created by the celebrated British artist and filmmaker, Tacita Dean.

Watch an excerpt from Lincoln Center's preformance of Outlier (2015) here:

For more information on Thomas Adès, visit: 

Thomas Adès
Inferno (2019)
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Violin Concerto – "Concentric Paths" (2005)
for violin and orchestra
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In Seven Days (2008)
Concerto for Piano with Moving Image
for piano and orchestra
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