Continuing the tradition of presenting immersive, outdoor, musical experiences, Lincoln Center has commissioned John Luther Adams to create this monumental work for 800 voices. For In the Name of the Earth, Adams employs the sounds of indigenous names of geographical features across North America to weave together a sonic landscape honoring the earth, water, and wind.
Simon Halsey leads this world premiere in a site-specific presentation at the northeast corner of Central Park. Both experienced and amateur singers participate in this one-time-only performance, which is free and open to the public.
In case of rain, the performance moves to The Cathedral of St. John the Divine.