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.
‘… an astounding score, the 2005 Violin Concerto - Concentric Paths by Thomas Adès.  Outlier translates the restless, weightless wavering of the concerto’s opening into a romance between negative space and the body’s solidity. It emphasises the diamond of air framed by a dancer’s pliéing legs as much as the legs themselves.’
Financial Times (Apollinaire Scherr), 19 May 2010

The New York concert premiere of this now-widely-performed concerto is scheduled for Carnegie Hall on March 5 2011 with visiting St Louis SO under David Robertson and Leila Josefowicz as soloist. London audiences can hear another choreography of Adès’ music: Three Studies from Couperin will be choreographed by Kim Brandstrup, staged by the Royal Ballet at Covent Garden in October 2010.