Month: April 2019

The Virtuoso Orchestra Program Notes

 John Adams    / February 15, 1947 The Chairman Dances: Foxtrot for Orchestra                      The improbability of anti-communist President Richard Nixon’s diplomatic initiative in 1972 to establish a relationship with Chairman Mao Tse-tung and Red China caused opera Director Peter Sellars to suggest to John Adams in 1985 that they write an opera about it.  At… Read more »