Repeating Patterns, Purcell Room, London

Minimalism: how it all began . . . how it all began . . . how it all began . . . how it all began . . . how it all began . . . 

John Adams, St Luke’s, London

Introduced by the composer himself, two string pieces showed how Adams’ work has evolved from his early minimalism

The Founding Gardeners

Simon Schama on Andrea Wulf’s ‘The Founding Gardeners: How the Revolutionary Generation Created an American Eden’