Imagine Handel’s Messiah, updated for the 21st century. This is the starting point of John Adams’ El Niño, which combines mesmerizing music with biblical verse and the words of Spanish and Latin American poets—trailblazing women writers, both ancient and contemporary, in particular—for a unique and captivating account of the story of Christ’s birth. Featuring a stellar cast of soloists alongside the awe-inspiring forces of Symphony and Chorus, this is music that invites you to reflect: an immensely powerful and moving journey and a concert experience never to be forgotten.
Pre-Concert Activities: Attend the Prelude pre-concert discussion, held 45 minutes prior to each Classical concert. Prelude is led by our Musical Ambassador Carlos Andrés Botero, and sometimes features guest artists or orchestra members.