Conductor Krzysztof Urbański and pianist Denis Matsuev Make Their Bowl Debuts
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012, AT 8 PM
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic summer classical season presents two gifted young artists - conductor Krzysztof Urbański and pianist Denis Matsuev – both in their Hollywood Bowl debuts, Tuesday, September 4, at 8 pm. The program of 20th-century Russian works features Matsuev performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and selections for solo piano from Stravinsky’s Petrushka and concludes with Shostakovich’s Symphony No. 10.
September 2012 marks the start of Krzysztof Urbański’s second season as Music Director of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, making the now-29-year-old the youngest Music Director of any major North American orchestra. He also continues as Chief Conductor and Artistic Leader of the Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, and from April 2013, will take up the position of Principal Guest Conductor of Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Urbański's upcoming performance highlights include debut appearances with the Berliner Philharmoniker, Wiener Symphoniker, Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia and Washington’s National Symphony Orchestra, as well as a return visit to NDR Sinfonieorchester Hamburg. He will also conduct the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra on a major European tour which features Sol Gabetta as soloist in spring 2013.
Denis Matsuev has become a fast-rising star on the international concert stage since his triumphant victory at the 11th International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow in 1998, and is quickly establishing himself as one of the most sought-after pianists of his generation. Mr. Matsuev is Artistic Director of three important International Festivals: Annecy Festival Estival & Academies in Annecy, France, “Stars on Baikal” in Irkutsk, Siberia, and “Crescendo,” a series of events held in many different international cities, such as Moscow, St. Petersburg, Yekaterinburg, Tel Aviv, Kaliningrad, Paris and New York City. These remarkable festivals present a new generation of young musicians by featuring gifted soloists from around the world performing with the best Russian orchestras. Additionally, Mr. Matsuev is the president of the charitable Russian foundation “New Names” that supports children music education in regions of his native Russia.
PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1
STRAVINSKY Selections from Petrushka (solo piano)
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 10
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LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
KRZYSZTOF URBAŃSKI, conductor
DENIS MATSUEV, piano
Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8 PM
WHERE: HOLLYWOOD BOWL
2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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