John Adams and Paavo Järvi's new release celebrating the composer's 75th birthday

John Adams and Paavo Järvi’s new release celebrating the composer’s 75th birthday


The Tonhalle Orchestra’s 2022 celebration of my music was a memorable event for me. It is a superb orchestra with great flexibility in terms of style and execution, and perhaps because the personnel comprises such an international combination of players, they had no trouble finding the essence of my very American musical language. I enjoyed conducting them several of my large works, and I enjoyed even more the opportunity to collaborate with Paavo Jarvi, a consummate conductor and an artist of great sympathies for many types of music. His performances, captured on this new recording, are both deeply understanding of the music as well as brilliant in sound. I know I have some very good new friends now in Zurich!”

John Adams during his visit to Zürich