The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association celebrates the holidays with the annual Deck the Hall holiday series - nine shows featuring such esteemed artists as Aaron Neville, Julie Andrews, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Idina Menzel and more.
DECK THE HALL 2012 CONCERT SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, December 12, 2012, at 8:00 PM
A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS
Heralded as “the world’s reigning male chorus” by The New Yorker, and Musical America’s 2008 Ensemble of the Year, Chanticleer returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to continue their much-loved holiday tradition. With a fresh take on seasonal classics, from serene chants to vibrant spirituals, A Chanticleer Christmas is always a uniquely radiant holiday experience.
Friday, December 14, 2012, at 8:00 PM
HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR
DAVID HIGGS, organ
The beauty and majesty of the versatile Walt Disney Concert Hall organ are showcased in the annual Holiday Organ Spectacular, featuring organist David Higgs. The concert combines sacred and traditional holiday music, including carols and other classics.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 8:00 PM
AARON NEVILLE: A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Celebrating the season with New Orleans holiday cheer, Aaron Neville brings his signature vibrato and unique voice to Christmas carols, R&B favorites and some classic pop tunes for a special one-night-only performance. Over the past five decades, Aaron Neville’s unmistakable voice, familiar to millions of fans worldwide, has energized concert halls worldwide. Since his first chart success with the #1 single "Tell It Like It Is,” and through his work with the musical dynasty known as the Neville Brothers, Aaron has remained a soulful musical force for over 50 years.
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 8:00 PM
DON TIKI’S HOT LAVA HOLIDAY SHOW
Honolulu's legendary Don Tiki brings together musicians, vocalists and dancers to reinvent the jungle jazzy sounds of exotica for the first-ever Los Angeles performance of Don Tiki’s Hot Lava Holiday Show. The band features Hawaii's top musicians with cumulative experience ranging from punk to jazz fusion to world beat. Fans can expect the band's signature tunes such as “The Natives Are Restless” and “An Occasional Man,” and "even though we're tiki-worshipping pagans,” remarks producer Lloyd Kandell, “we'll drop six new holiday songs to get into the spirit of things." Of his O’ahu encounter with Don Tiki, No Reservations host Anthony Bourdain raved, "...it really doesn't get much better than this!"
Friday, December 21, 2012 at 8:00 PM
“A SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS” with BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY
Hollywood hipsters Big Bad Voodoo Daddy turn yuletide classics like "Blue Christmas" and "Jingle Bells" into rollicking big band extravaganzas in a holiday show that's cool enough to keep a snowman from melting. Having kicked off the swing revival in the mid-90s with their appearance in the film Swingers Big Bad Voodoo Daddy began touring ferociously, delivering killer shows night-after-night, city-after-city. The band now carries on the tradition of the legendary big bands and orchestras delivering rapturous grooves and top-notch musicianship to audiences of all ages.
Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
DAVID PRATHER, host
JULIE ANDREWS, special guest
JOHN SUTTON, artistic director
Host David Prather and the Angeles Chorale with John Sutton return to Walt Disney Concert Hall for two performances of the annual Holiday Sing-Along. Special guest Julie Andrews joins the Holiday Sing-Along for the first time ever to recite holiday poems. The Holiday Sing-Along encourages audiences to participate in the merry spirit of the season. Audience members are provided with lyric sheets of famed carols so they can sing along. This annual sold-out concert is fun and entertaining for the whole family.
Monday, December 31, 2012 at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM
NEW YEAR’S EVE WITH IDINA MENZEL
Tony Award-winning actress, singer and songwriter Idina Menzel will ring in the new year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two performances of her brand new live show. Garnering huge critical acclaim, Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. On March 6th, Menzel released a CD and DVD, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony, a special journey through a diverse repertoire of classic pop and musical theater favorites, including a fresh spin on contemporary songs.
Continue the celebration at the New Year’s Eve party in BP Hall from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM featuring complimentary festivities and a free glass of champagne for all ticketholders.
For more information and artist biographies, please visit: http://www.laphil.com
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from October through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2012/13 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.
Contacts: Sophie Jefferies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 213.972.3422
Laura Cohen, email@example.com, 310.867.3897