Samuel Adams is a composer based in San Francisco, CA. 

He is currently working on projects for the Spektral Quartet and pianist Conor Hanick.

Recently, he has written works for the Australian Chamber Orchestra, violinist Karen Gomyo and Esa-Pekka Salonen, and pianist David Fung


News

ACO 2019 US Tour
December 17, 2018

The Australian Chamber Orchestra recently announced their 2019 US national tour programming, which includes Sam's recent work Movements (for us and them). The work is a Stanford Live and Australian Chamber Orchestra co-commission and was toured in Australia earlier this summer.

For information about the upcoming tour, click here.


Spektral Salon
December 17, 2018

The Chicago-based Spektral Quartet has announced details of their new experimental salon series, the first installment of which includes work by poet and songwriter avery r. young, Alyssa Martinez, the Black Monks of Mississippi, and a musical performance by 2018 Guggenheim fellow Tonia Ko and the world premiere of a new work by Sam. The evening is co-presented with Chicago-based artist and organizer Theaster Gates.

For information about the event, click here.


Podcasting
December 11, 2018

Dylan Mattingly and David Bloom, the artistic directors of the NYC-based group Contemporaneous, started a podcast that explores music and the big questions regarding the human urge to make art. The first episode asks: what does it mean to work without limits? Sam is featured alongside American Composers Orchestra CEO Ed Yim and BASE jumper Steph Davis. Listen here.


Sneak Peek
October 9, 2018

Sam and his close friends and longtime collaborators in Post:Ballet (Vanessa Thiessen and Robert Dekkers) and The Living Earth Show (Travis Andrews and Andy Meyerson) are announcing a new evening-length project that will premiere in 2020. This sneak peak event is an intimate look into the creative process behind the new work and will include a moderated discussion with the artists.

For information about the event, click here.


01.08.2019 | New York

Percussionist Andy Meyerson performs new and recent works by Adams, Cerrone, Hennies, Knight, and Regucera.

Metropolis Ensemble Presents "Reiterations" curated by Christopher Cerrone.

1 Rivington Street | New York, NY | 6:30pm (doors) / 7:00pm (event)

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02.13.2019 | Tucson

Quintet with Pillars with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang

Arizona Chamber Music | Leo Rich Theater | Tucson, AZ | 7:30pm

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02.14.2019 | San Francisco

Quintet with Pillars with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang

San Francisco Performances | Herbst Theater | San Francisco, CA | 7:30pm

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03.09.2019 | Dallas

Quintet with Pillars with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang

Chamber Music International | Moody Performance Hall | Dallas, TX | 7:30pm

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03.23.2019 | Chicago

World premiere of New Work for the Spektral Quartet

As part of Spektral's new Salon Series in collaboration with Theaster Gates

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03.31.2019 | Stanford

United States premiere of Movements (for us and them) with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Bing Concert Hall | Stanford, CA | 2:30pm

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04.05.2019 | Orange County

Movements (for us and them) with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Counter Hall | Orange County, CA | 8:00pm

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04.07.2019 | Blacksburg

Movements (for us and them) with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Moss Arts Center | Virgina Tech | Blacksburg, VA | 4:00pm

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04.11.2019 | Princeton

Movements (for us and them) with the Australian Chamber Orchestra

Princeton University | Princeton, NJ | 8:00pm

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04.17.2019 | Tucson

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Arizona Friends of Chamber Music | Tucson Museum of Art | Tucson, AZ

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04.28.2019 | Orange County

Quintet with Pillars with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang

Soka University | Mission Viejo, CA | 3:00pm

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05.07.2019 | Melbourne

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.09.2019 | Brisbane

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.11.2019 | Melbourne

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.13.2019 | Sydney

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.16.2019 | Newcastle

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.21.2019 | Perth

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.23.2019 | Adelaide

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.25.2019 | Sydney

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.28.2019 | Canberra

Night Sea (for Agnes) as part of ZOFOMOMA

Musica Viva Australia

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05.22.2019 | Seattle

Quintet with Pillars with the Alexander String Quartet and pianist Joyce Yang

Meany Center for the Performing Arts | Seattle, WA | 7:30pm

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06.02.2019 | Davis

Quintet with Pillars with the Alexander String Quartet and Joyce Yang

Robert Mondavi Center for the Arts | Jackson Hall | Davis, CA | 2:00pm

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