Benaroya Hall S. Mark Taper Foundation Auditorium Downtown
Thurs March 29, 7:30 pm & Sat March 31, 8 pm 21+
Recommended by Andrew Hamlin
John Luther Adams spent 36 years living in Alaska, so I bet we can’t even count his mosquito bites. He digs nature, he digs wildness, he won the Pulitzer Prize for his Become Ocean piece, premiered by the Seattle Symphony. He threw in a Become River at some point, and now he's back with the Seattle Symphony for Become Desert. He wrote it with Benaroya in mind, and this time he’s splitting the musicians up into five groupings, including a choir. You have to concentrate deeply, which isn’t easy in this blink-and-what’s-next world. I’m betting it’s worth it.