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  • Orlando Bloom, Malcolm McDowell and Matthew Rhys Confirmed to Perform in Shakespeare-Themed LA Phil All-Tchaikovsky Program
  • Feb. 23, 2011
  • INCLUDES SECOND LA PHIL LIVE PERFORMANCE SIMULCAST IN MORE THAN 450 MOVIE THEATERS THROUGH NCM FATHOM & CINEPLEX ENTERTAINMENT

    Concert Features LA Phil’s Internationally-Acclaimed Music Director Gustavo Dudamel; Hosted and Directed by Kate Burton

    THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, MARCH 10 AND 11, 2011, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2011, AT 2 PM

    LA PHIL LIVE BROADCAST: SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2011, AT 2 PM PACIFIC/5 PM EASTERN

    WHAT:

    Actors Orlando Bloom, Malcolm McDowell and Matthew Rhys, and director Kate Burton have been confirmed to participate in the LA Phil all-Tchaikovsky program led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Thursday and Friday, March 10 and 11, at 8 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13, at 2 p.m. The Sunday concert is the second LA Phil LIVE performance, and will be simulcast live in theaters across the country, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. The all-Tchaikovsky concert program features the composer’s three Fantasy-Overtures inspired by Shakespeare plays – Hamlet, The Tempest and Romeo and Juliet. Preceding each of these powerful symphonic poems are selections from the Bard’s immortal works performed by the cast of actors (Orlando Bloom as Romeo, Malcolm McDowell as Prospero, and Matthew Rhys as Hamlet). Kate Burton, the prolific Tony-nominated stage and screen actress and daughter of the late Richard Burton, directs this all-star cast and also serves as host for the LA Phil LIVE broadcast.

    The in-theater broadcasts are produced as a result of collaboration between the LA Phil and NCM Fathom, a division of National CineMedia (NCM), and Cineplex Entertainment.

    LA Phil LIVE with Gustavo Dudamel from Walt Disney Concert Hall is an immersive sight and sound experience, featuring full concert performances with the LA Phil and Dudamel, transmitted live from the iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concert is seen in more than 450 theaters across the U.S. and Canada and the screening also includes behind-the-scenes interviews with Dudamel, the LA Phil musicians, rehearsal footage and a live post-concert Q&A with Dudamel.

    Complete Program:

    TCHAIKOVSKY, Hamlet Fantasy Overture
    TCAHIKOVSKY, The Tempest Fantasy Overture
    TCHAIKOVSKY, Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture

    The March 13 concert is the second of three programs to be simulcast in theaters this season. The remaining concert is an all-Brahms program (June 5, 2011, 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern).

    WHO:

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
    KATE BURTON, stage director
    ORLANDO BLOOM, MALCOLM McDOWELL, MATTHEW RHYS, actors

    WHEN:

    Thursday, March 10, 2011, at 8 p.m.

    Friday, March 11, 2011, at 8 p.m.

    Saturday, March 12, 2011, at 2 p.m.

    Sunday, March 13, 2011, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern – LA Phil LIVE simulcast

    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Sunday performance simulcast to movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Tickets for LA Phil LIVE in-theater events are available now at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com (U.S.) and www.cineplex.com (Canada). For a complete list of theater locations and ticket prices, please visit these websites (participating theaters are subject to change).

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org ; Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org; Michelle Portillo, 303.792.8651, michelle.portillo@ncm.com