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Waves and Particles
Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room - UNC Asheville
Asheville, NC
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This event has been postponed and will tentatively be held between September 10-13, 2020. We will reopen ticket sales when the date has been confirmed.

Highsmith Union Blue Ridge Room - UNC Asheville

The world premiere of John Luther Adams' composition, performed by JACK Quartet.

Open to the public.


Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center and UNC Asheville will convene the inaugural Faith in Arts Institute, September 10-13, 2020. This four-day event will bring together acclaimed artists and scholars to explore the intersections of art, faith, and spirit. Public events will include the opening of an exhibition on John Cage and Buddhism at BMCM+AC (May 15 - August 15, 2020), the southeast premiere performance of "I hunger for you" by Guggenheim Fellow Kimberly Bartosik at JCC, and the world premiere of a newly commissioned composition "Waves and Particles" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams, performed by the JACK Quartet.

Tickets for each event sold separately.


For John Luther Adams, music is a lifelong search for home, an invitation to slow down, pay attention, and remember our place within the larger community of life on earth.

Living for almost 40 years in northern Alaska, Adams discovered a unique musical world grounded in space, stillness, and elemental forces. In the 1970s and into the 80s, he worked full time as an environmental activist. But the time came when he felt compelled to dedicate himself entirely to music. He made this choice with the belief that, ultimately, music can do more than politics could to change the world.

A deep concern for the state of the earth and the future of humanity drives Adams to compose.


Hailed by The New York Times as the nations most important quartet, the JACK Quartet is one of the most respected groups performing today. JACK is committed to performing and commissioning new works, giving voice to underheard composers, and cultivating an ever-greater sense of openness toward contemporary classical music. Over the past season, they have been selected as Musical Americas 2018 Ensemble of the Year and named to WQXRs 19 for 19 Artists to Watch.

JACK is composed of violinists Christopher Otto, Austin Wulliman, and John Pickford Richards, and cellist Jay Campbell.
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Highsmith Student Union Blue Ridge Room - UNC Asheville (View)
1 University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804
United States


Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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