Like most musicians, Greg Adamson wears many hats; cellist, composer, conductor, and educator. He has performed worldwide, in such diverse venues as Vatican City, Disney Hall, Hollywood Bowl, and Radio City Music Hall, to name but a few. He has performed with a broad range of artists including James Taylor, John Williams, Rod Stewart, Yo Yo Ma, Dr. Dre, Glenn Campbell, The Who, Guns ‘n Roses, and Elton John, and has been seen on numerous occasions performing on the MTV Awards as well as the American Music Awards. Locally, Mr. Adamson has performed with the La Mirada Symphony, Long Beach Opera, Long Beach Symphony, Burbank Chamber Orchestra, Redlands Symphony, Riverside Philharmonic, San Bernardino Symphony and Pasadena Pops. He is the solo cellist for the renowned Bach Cantata Series at St. John’s.
In his spare time, Mr. Adamson is busy as a music educator. He is a certified OrffSchulwerk Educator through Chapman University. In 2017 he joined the Long Beach Unified School District’s Harmony Project, conducting and teaching young musicians who play in the Harmony Project’s advanced orchestra. He is also one of four conductors in the Anaheim School District GATE Orchestra, a program with over 250 young musicians. In 2014 he founded the Fullerton String Orchestra. With help from the All the Arts for All the Kids Foundation, this orchestra (only in its fourth year) has over 60 student members from 4th-8th grade, most of whom participate at no charge. Mr. Adamson has taught K-6 music in Fullerton’s All the Arts for All the Kids program for 15 years. In that capacity, he was selected as a Teaching Artist to participate in a U.S. Department of Education study called Project Create, where he wrote and implemented arts curriculum for Fullerton School District.
He has been nominated for the Grammy Music Educator Award for the past four years. For the last two years Greg was a quarter finalist; one of just 200 educators in the United States.
Our Winter Concert: Romantic Riches
To watch and listen to Greg Adamson play live, join us February 25, 2018 for our second concert of the 2017/2018 season as we travel back in time for an evening with Mendelssohn, Brahms and Dvorak at the La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts.
Guest Performers: Sorah Myung, Violin and Greg Adamson, Cello
Mendelssohn – Hebrides Overture (Fingal’s Cave)
Brahms – Concerto for Violin and Cello
Dvorak – Symphony No. 6