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Adès LSO Focus

Asyla, Tevot, Brahms and Polaris feature in two concerts conducted by the composer Read more

Faber Music at the 2015 Aldeburgh Festival

Featuring no fewer than six Faber composers, this summer’s Aldeburgh Festival looks set to be particuarly vibrant and stimulating. George Benjamin will be Artist-in-Residence, appearing as conductor, pianist and curator in what will be the largest UK retrospective of his work since the Southbank Centre’s ‘Jubilation’ festival in 2012. Read more

US Premiere of Thomas Adès’ Totentanz

After critically-acclaimed performances in London and Warsaw, Thomas Adès’ most recent work, Totentanz, receives its American premiere this March by the New York Philharmonic conducted by the composer. Read more

Adès: Emerson Quartet to Perform 'The Four Quarters' in Spring 2011

One of the world's most highly regarded string ensembles, the Emerson Quartet, will present the world premiere of Adès's eagerly-awaited new work 'The Four Quarters' at Carnegie Hall in New York on 12 March 2011. This is only Adès's second foray into the string quartet genre, since his 'Arcadiana' composed in 1994. Read more

Thomas Adès and (Le) Poisson Rouge

(Le) Poisson Rouge is a multimedia art cabaret founded by musicians on the site of the historic Village Gate in New York and on the 5th January it played host to Gloria Cheng and the Calder Quartet, performing works by Thomas Adès amongst others. Read more

Adès in Australia!

Adès was an important feature of this year’s Melbourne International Arts Festival, where he conducted the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Together they performed some of Adès' most acclaimed works, alongside other Adès events including chamber recitals and a concert featuring musicians from the Australian National Academy of Music. Read more

New Ballets

Leading choreographer Wayne McGregor chose Adès’ 'Violin Concerto – Concentric Paths' to choreograph and present with the New York City Ballet in May. There were five performances. Read more

Thomas Adès at Carnegie Hall

Thomas Adès was in the news headlines & on the homepage of the Carnegie Hall website, where he was presented to audiences in three different guises, as composer, conductor and pianist at New York City’s premiere concert venue. Read more

Thomas Adès: New Works for Piano

Adès writes ‘Mazurkas’ for Emmanuel Ax It is almost 14 years since Thomas Adès composed for his own instrument, the piano, but the beginning of 2010 has so far seen new piano repertoire from Adès in the form of two world premieres of solo piano works. Read more

Adès' 'The Tempest' in Frankfurt

The Tempest, Thomas Adès’ second opera has been hailed as a masterpiece in many parts of the world, but it took the Frankfurt performance on 10 January this year (German premiere) Read more

'In Seven Days' a Multimedia Piano Concerto

A substantial work by Thomas Adès for piano, orchestra and six video screens, In Seven Days (Concerto for Piano with Moving Image), was premiered in the Royal Festival Hall, London on 28 April. Read more

Rattle and Berlin Phil Tour Adès's 'Asyla'

Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra featured Thomas Adès's Asyla in their Far Eastern tour programme commencing 5 November and visiting China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and Hong Kong Read more

Adès's 'Violin Concerto' Premiered in Berlin and London

Thomas Adès’s new Violin Concerto is to be heard for the first time in Berlin and London in September 2005. Long-time Adès devotee Anthony Marwood is the soloist, whilst the composer himself makes his conducting debut with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. The work premieres as part of the Berlin Festspiele on 4 September, before travelling to London’s Royal Albert Hall for performance at the BBC Proms, on 6 September. Read more

Olivier Award for Adès's 'The Tempest'

Thomas Adès and the Royal Opera House has won the Olivier Award for the Outstanding Achievement in Opera category for the world premiere production of Adès’s opera The Tempest. Read more

‘The Tempest’ Travels

Thomas Adès's first full-scale opera The Tempest, an artistic and box-office success in its premiere run at Covent Garden earlier this year, begins its life in the repertory this autumn, as the London production by Tom Cairns transfers to Opera National du Rhin in Strasbourg (and Mulhouse). There will be six performances between 24 September to 12 October, the first of which is promoted by Strasbourg’s Musica Festival. Several of the original cast will be appearing including Cyndia Sieden (Ariel Read more

Adès’s The Tempest Rapturously Received

Thomas Adès’s new opera The Tempest, commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, opened on 10 February to a rapturous reception by the audience and huge acclaim from the press. The reviews make fascinating reading (see Repertoire/Reviews). With future productions already in place in Strasbourg (Autumn 2004) and Copenhagen, the opera confirms Adès’s reputation as the most talented young composer in the UK today and looks set to enter the operatic repertory. Read more

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