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  • Thomas Adès Leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Soloist Anthony Marwood in Three Performances of Adès’ Violin Concerto at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Apr. 8, 2010
  • Program also Includes Two Additional Adès Works as well as Respighi’s Feste Romane

    THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, AT 8 PM
    FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010, AT 8 PM
    SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010, AT 2 PM

    Conductor/composer Thomas Adès leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and acclaimed violinist Anthony Marwood in three performances of Adès’ LA Phil-co-commissioned Violin Concerto, Thursday, April 8, at 8 p.m., Friday, April 9, at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 10, at 2 p.m. The program also features Adès’ These Premises Are Alarmed and Dances from Powder Her Face, as well as Respighi’s Feste Romane.

    Adès’ Violin Concerto, subtitled Concentric Paths, had its U.S. premiere with the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall with the composer conducting and Marwood as the soloist in February of 2006.

    Also on the evening’s program are two additional works by Adès, Dances from Powder Her Face, his 1995 chamber opera drawn from a tabloid fall-from-grace story, and These Premises Are Alarmed, which was written while Adès was Composer-in-Association with the Hallé Orchestra. The program concludes with Ottorino Respighi’s Feste Romane, the last of the composer’s Roman Triptych.

    One of the most influential musicians of the 21st century and long-time LA Phil collaborator, Thomas Adès plays an integral role in the upcoming 2010/11 season during a two-week mini-festival titled Aspects of Adès. The mini-festival will consist of five programs – three LA Phil concerts, a Colburn Celebrity Series recital, and a Green Umbrella series concert – that reflect the composer’s musical world and provide a look into the varied facets of Adès’ versatile career and remarkable talent.

    Anthony Marwood, for whom Adès wrote his Violin Concerto, is in high demand as concerto soloist, recitalist, chamber musician and recording artist, and has just started his tenure as Artistic Director of the Irish Chamber Orchestra. This season he appears as soloist with the London Philharmonic, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the NDR Hamburg, the Malaysian Philharmonic, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, as well as the ICO and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, with whom he is developing a regular collaboration as soloist/director. For their most recent project he played the role of The Soldier in a touring production of The Soldier's Tale, a performance which was picked by the Daily Telegraph as one of the cultural highlights of 2005.

    Each concert is preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Veronika Krausas, composer and Professor at Thornton School of Music at USC, hosts.

    For full artist biographies, please visit: http://www.laphil.com.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 2010, AT 8 PM

    FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 2010, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, APRIL 10, 2010, AT 2 PM


    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles



    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    THOMAS ADÈS, conductor

    ANTHONY MARWOOD, violin



    ADÈS These Premises Are Alarmed

    ADÈS Dance from Powder Her Face

    ADÈS Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths

    RESPIGHI Feste Romane



    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Veronika Krausas, composer and Professor at Thornton School of Music at USC, hosts.

    Tickets ($42 - $160) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($17) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Series, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422; Lisa White, lwhite@laphil.org, 213.972.3408; Photos: 213.972.3034