Music Matters – John Adams on the Role of Music in America’s Political and Cultural Life

‘Music is the act of communicating emotion and the ultimate result is to make people more aware and sensitive beings’

Following the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States, Tom Service talks to John Adams, who – as a composer, conductor and creative thinker – holds a unique position in American music. Adams talks about the role of music in America’s political and cultural life, and shares his views on the future of the world’s classical music institutions. Also, Tom is joined by Cathy Graham (Director of Music, British Council), composer Gerard McBurney and Emmanuel Hondre (Philharmonie de Paris) to discuss the impact of Brexit on the classical music world.

Composer John Adams
Composer John Adams

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