We made much about Philip Glass turning 70, and not of a single peep when John Adams turned 60 this past February. Aw. We feel bad, since the contemporary composer lives in Berkeley, and he is ours, so to speak. (Gothamist can claim Glass. If they want.)
Actually, back then, Adams conducted the SF Symphony in the US premiere of his Flowering Tree to celebrate his big six-oh.Sadly, we were out of town, then. But now the SF Conservatory of Music is having a week long Adams celebration, giving us another opportunity to sing "Happy Birthday!"
So, be sure to check out the all-John Adams performance tonight, a concert- interview on Friday, and another concert on Saturday. Whew!
Check below the fold for the Adams in residence celebration at the SF conservatory of music!