March 21, 2019 7:30 PM
Doctor Atomic & Brahms
Schumann: Manfred Overture
John Adams: Doctor Atomic Symphony
Brahms: Violin Concerto
John Adams’ opera Doctor Atomic depicts an emotionally torn Robert Oppenheimer as he struggles with the moral implications of creating the first nuclear bomb. It was a sensation when it was first staged in 2005, and this symphony based on its music has become equally popular in the concert hall. After the darkness and disquiet of the first half, the sublime beauty and soaring melodies of Brahms’ concerto redeem our hope for humanity.
LOCATION: Hult Center for the Performing Arts