John Luther Adams’ Ten Thousand Birds

Saturday, March 3, 2018
directed by:
Vicky Chow, piano
Music on Main All-Star Band

Performance Centre, Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver | google map

Bar opens at 7:00PM| Concert starts at 8:00PM
General Admission seating. All ages welcome.


“…what choice do we have but to keep trying, and to stay in touch with those older, deeper rhythms that remind us of where we are and how we fit into the whole community of life on the earth.”
John Luther Adams

Birds have inspired composers for centuries, and in their song, John Luther Adams found connection. For his “Ten Thousand Birds” there is no master score and time is not measured. Each page, its own world with its own physical space and time, an experience for the ears as well as the soul.

Directed by homegrown superstar pianist Vicky Chow, and interpreted by the Music on Main All-Star band, this intimate performance will transform the Roundhouse Performance Centre into an enchanting forest walk. This performance is meant for you to move through the space. Choose your own experience. It is up to you, the listener, to make this piece complete.

Don’t miss this unique performance. John Luther Adams has been called “one of the most original musical thinkers of the new century” (The New Yorker) and Vicky Chow has been called “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists.” (Pitchfork)

Presented in collaboration with the Vancouver International Bird Festival and the 27th International Ornithological Congress.

Presented in partnership with Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre.


$29/$10 single tickets (regular/student)

Available as part of a Pick-3 Ticket Pack or Pick-6 Ticket Pack.


All prices include service charges and fees. Call Music on Main at 604.879.9888 to purchase over the phone. Questions? Email us at

The Roundhouse is wheelchair accessible. Please inform Music on Main of any mobility needs when booking your tickets.