Republican candidate for governor, Ed Gillespie, center, gestures during a news conference with his running mates, Lt. Gov. candidate Jill Vogel, left, and Attorney General candidate John Adams, right, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) ** FILE **
From left, Chuck Smith, John Adams, Frank Wagner, Corey Stewart, Denver Riggleman, Ed Gillespie, Bryce Reeves and Glenn Davis debate during the Millennial Advocacy Council PAC and NextGen GOP statewide candidate debate Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, in Charlottesville, Va. (Ryan M. Kelly/The Daily Progress via AP)
Panel of journalist from left, John Adams of the Great Falls Tribune, Tim McGonigal of KRTV and moderator Rich Ecke, of the Great Falls Tribune, hold a Democratic campaign forum for U.S. Senate with U.S. Sen. John Walsh, former Lt. Governor John Bohlinger and senate candidate Dirk Adams Saturday, May 3, 2014, in the Cameron Auditorium at Benefits Health System, Great Falls, Mont. (AP Photo/The Great Falls Tribune, Larry Beckner)
International Contemporary Ensemble
John Adams, conductor
STRAVINSKY SuiteHistoire du Soldat (The Soldiers Tale)
ADAMS Son of Chamber Symphony
DI CASTRI La forma dello spazio
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony no. 1, op. 9, for fifteen solo instruments
During his residency next week, John Adams will present emerging musicians such as violinist Jennifer Koh and will conduct music by himself and others that prove classical music is as relevant as ever.
Wax figures of Presidents John Adams (left) and Thomas Jefferson are part of a new exhibit at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Washington. The new gallery presents wax figures of all 44 U.S. presidents (43 figures) together in the nation's capital for the first time. (Associated Press)
John Adams, the first to hold the job, dismissed the vice presidency as "the most insignificant office" ever invented. Mather Brown's oil painting of Adams was finished in 1788, while the future vice president was serving as a diplomat.