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  • Nicholas McGegan Leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pianist Robert Levin in Four Performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Dec. 16, 2010
  • Performances Mark Robert Levin’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2010, AT 8 PM

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2010, AT 11 AM

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18, 2010, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2010, AT 2 PM

    December 16 Media Sponsor: KUSC

    WHAT:

    Conductor Nicholas McGegan returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in four performances, Thursday, December 16, at 8 p.m., Friday, December 17, at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 18 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, December 19, at 2 p.m. Joining McGegan is pianist Robert Levin, in his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482. The program also features Cherubini’s Anacreon Overture and Haydn’s Symphony No. 93.

    Nicholas McGegan is loved by audiences and orchestras for performances that match authority with enthusiasm, scholarship with joy, and curatorial responsibility with evangelical exuberance. The London Independent calls him “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” and The New Yorker lauds him as “an expert in 18th-century style.”

    Pianist Robert Levin is considered one of the world’s interpreters of Mozart piano concertos who has completed and reconstructed a number of Mozart’s works. In addition to playing Mozart’s K. 482 on these programs, he will also improvise at the keyboard in various styles.

    Complete Program:

    CHERUBINI Anacreon Overture
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 22, K. 482
    HAYDN Symphony No. 93

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the Saturday and Sunday concerts (onstage at 9:45 a.m. prior to the Friday concert), and are free to all ticket holders. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.

    WHO:

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    NICHOLAS McGEGAN, conductor
    ROBERT LEVIN, piano

    WHEN:

    Thursday, December 16, 2010, at 8 PM
    Friday, December 17, 2010, at 11 AM
    Saturday, December 18, 2010, at 8 PM
    Sunday, December 19, 2010, at 2 PM

    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Tickets ($42 - $167) 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 ($18) 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 concertA 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.

  • contact:

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