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Alarm Will Sound

Ten Thousand Birds

September 25, 2021
Morris Arboretum
PLA Presents
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Event Location: Morris Arboretum, 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia
Rain Date: September 26

The “unusually versatile, reliably exhilarating new-music ensemble” (The New York Times) Alarm Will Sound makes its Penn Live Arts debut, returning to our city after a 12-year hiatus with the local premiere of Ten Thousand Birds by Pulitzer Prize and Grammy® Award-winning composer John Luther Adams. This experiential, open-ended collection of pieces is based on native birdsong, encompassing a range of colors and instrumentation and newly informed by actual migration patterns tracked at the Morris Arboretum. The audience roves freely around the space and the performers, experiencing the music from many perspectives as human creativity and natural phenomena blur.

“Alarm Will Sound has become one of the most vital and original ensembles on the American music scene.” (The New York Times)

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Single tickets go on sale on August 10.
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Photo credits:
1: Gavin Chuck
2, 4: Robert Wagner
3, 5: Alan Pierson