In the Name of the Earth: An Orchestra Performance

Date & Time

221 days ago


Central Park


Join together with hundreds of neighbors, visitors, and singers in the northernmost part of Central Park for the world premiere of In the Name of the Earth, a large-scale choral work by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer John Luther Adams. In this commission for four choirs led by the incomparable Simon Halsey, nearly 800 experienced and amateur singers transform the names of North American rivers, lakes, mountains, and deserts into a communal meditation on Adams's holy trinity: the Earth, the Water, and the Holy Wind.

Experience geography in sight and sound as you move around the beautiful water of the Harlem Meer and through an enveloping sound world created by 360-degree singing.

“One of the most original musical thinkers of the new century.” – New Yorker on John Luther Adams “An inspiring outdoor musical event…an intricate, rich musical composition…This demonstration of commonality could not have come at a better time, given the fractious, divisive national election. It was a great day to be a New Yorker.” – New York Times on the public domain (Mostly Mozart Festival 2017)

tags: sustainability, music, free, performance, orchestra, earth