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The Second Violinist To Be Part of

2020 Park Avenue Armory Season

 

Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh's exceptional The Second Violinist

will be coming to the Park Avenue Armory in New York Sept. 25th-29th, 2020. 

Read more about the season here.

 

"From the exhilarating score, lyrical singing, and dazzlingly intricate design, this is a work that needs to be seen more than once in order to absorb the rich detail. Like its recurring filmed image of a murmuration of starlings, it soars." - The Guardian

 

"★★★★...An Extraordinary Modern Opera...as thrilling as Monaghan’s performance is... it’s as exciting to see the vigour of the orchestra pit. [They] play nimbly, frantically and, refreshingly, with visible pleasure." - The Irish Times

"American conductor Ryan McAdams directed his Crash Ensemble

in a coruscating performance..." - Musical America

"Donnacha Dennehy’s extraordinary score contrasts an almost cinematic cohesion with a constant, dissonant unraveling, always trying to reform itself only to unravel yet again, beautifully performed by Crash Ensemble, and exquisitely conducted by Ryan McAdams." - The Arts Review

Upcoming Performances
Omaha Symphony

Nov. 17th, 2019

Joslyn Art Museum

Omaha, Nebraska

Ligeti, Concert Românesc

Mazzoli, Dark with Excessive Bright

                Nate Olson, Doublebass Soloist

Brahms, Serenade no. 1

Phoenix Symphony

Nov. 22nd, 23rd, 24th

Symphony Hall

Phoenix, Arizona

Augusta Read Thomas: EOS, Goddess of the Dawn

Beethoven: Piano Concerto no. 2

Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake (Suite by Ryan McAdams)

Rave Reviews for Carmen in Turin, Florence and Rome

"...McAdams provided a reading of great originality and inspiration. In many respects his idea is not unlike that of the director: a journey to reach the deep core of the composition.  McAdams' Carmen is essential...the sounds are clear, sharp, luminous, the rhythms sustained...an almost bel canto setting in its relationship with the song...the most dramatic moments do not lose strength in this conception..." - GBOpera (Teatro Regio Torino)

 

"[McAdams] showcased himself as an interpreter of class, with a decidedly convincing Seguidilla, accompanying the entire duet between Don José and Carmen with sensuality and attention to the voices.  The third act was very good, especially the duet between Escamillo and Carmen, and the tragic finale. The rapport between the pit and the stage is perfection - pity that the amplification doesn't allow us to appreciate the thoughtful moments like the [Quintet] or his splendid Intermezzo..."

- OperaClick (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, Caracalla)

Raves For Madama Butterfly with Lyric Opera of Kansas City:  

 

 

"Lyric Opera's Madama Butterfly is extraordinary. Madama Butterfly as conducted by Ryan McAdams with the Kansas City Symphony is transcendent. It is an emotional experience coupled with the luxuriant sounds of Puccini performed at the highest, most romantic levels. I have never seen Grand Opera performed as well.” - Broadway World

“The production was majestic, the cast strong and emotive, delivering Puccini’s lyrical gut-punches time and again. Karah Son was…spectacular. The orchestra, conducted by Ryan McAdams, was in powerhouse form…[performing] with assured, exuberant playing.” - KCStudio

"The marriage between the members of the Lyric Opera and the Kansas City Symphony prove to be a force that emotional walls can’t keep out...Madama Butterfly shapes up to be one of the best performances of 2018.” -In Kansas City

Explore the 2019-20 Season

Performances with the Teatro Regio Torino, Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Zurich Opera, Phoenix Symphony, Omaha Symphony, Dublin New Music Festival, Ravello Festival, Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana, and more.

Rave Reviews for McAdams and Weilerstein, Israel Philharmonic

"..full of imagination and subtlety and emotion...Conductor Ryan McAdams knew how to bring order to this music, and drew great sounds from the orchestra and chorus...the Carmina Burana is a real event." Read more [Hebrew]

Buy Ryan's Live Recording With the Israel Philharmonic /Angel Romero: Amazon.com

"The first time I heard Ryan McAdams' Scheherazade, I thought it was the best one ever recorded outside the city limits of Philadelphia. The second time I heard it, I thought it was the best one I have ever heard." - Fanfare Magazine

General Management

Keynote Artist Management

Covent Garden, London, UK

bettina@keynoteartistmanagement.com


 

Italy

Lorenzo Baldrighi Artists Management

Jacopo Schinaia

j.schinaia@baldrighi.com
 

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