Along with all our diverse and exciting concert series, Music at Pitt offers the opportunity to interact with artists and scholars through lectures and discussion. Our next three events provide insight into the creative process of two contemporary composers, Ricky Ian Gordon and John Adams, as well as that of J.S. Bach. On Friday at 4 p.m. the music department hosts Ricky Ian Gordon and David Korie, composer and librettist for The Grapes of Wrath a new opera currently in production by the Pittsburgh Opera. You can meet the artists on Friday and then hear the opera on Saturday Night by purchasing a ticket through Pitt Arts (by Thursday at 4 p.m.) or directly from the Pittsburgh Opera. On Saturday at 3:30 p.m. we host Pittsburgh Symphony Composer of the Year John Adams. Adams will talk about his recent composition, including his newest opera Dr. Atomic based on the life of J. Robert Oppenheimer. Next Friday (Nov. 21) Bach scholar Markus Rathey will discuss how the structure of Lutheran litany is reflected in J.S. Bach's Gleichwie der Regen und Schnee, BWV 18. All of these events are free to the public and take place in Room 132 of the Music Building. We hope to see you there.