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  • FOCUS ON PETER EÖTVÖS: MINI-RESIDENCY WITH THE LA PHIL INCLUDES TWO PROGRAMS AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Jan. 10, 2013
  • Performances Feature the World Premiere of Eötvös’ LA Phil-Co-Commissioned Violin Concerto DoReMi Performed by Midori, and the West Coast Premiere of His Opera Angels in America, Led by Pablo Heras-Casado

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2013, AT 8 PM
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 2013, AT 8PM
    SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, JANUARY 19 AND 20, 2013, AT 2 PM

    The Concerts are Supported in Part by a Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

    January 15 Media Sponsor: 89.9 KCRW

     

    WHAT: Focus on Peter Eötvös, a mini-residency in which the Hungarian composer is participating, features two LA Phil-hosted programs at Walt Disney Concert Hall – a Green Umbrella series concert, Tuesday, January 15, at 8 pm, and an LA Phil concert featuring renowned violinist Midori, Friday, January 18, at 8 pm, and Saturday and Sunday, January 19 and 20, at 2 pm.

    The Green Umbrella concert is dedicated to the West Coast premiere of Eötvös’ operatic realization of Tony Kushner’s Pulitzer-winning two-part play Angels in America. Vibrant Spanish conductor Pablo Heras-Casado leads the LA Phil New Music Group along with a cast that includes baritone David Alan Moore, tenor Jonas Olofsson, countertenor Brian Asawa, soprano Janice Hall, baritone Kelly Anderson, mezzo-soprano Julia Migenes and soprano Measha Brueggergosman as The Angel. Due to delays in visa processing, baritone Omar Ebrahim, originally scheduled to play Joseph Pitt, has withdrawn from the production. The role will now be sung by Nikolas Nackley. David Gately, whose concert staging of the work for the BBC Symphony was widely praised in London, serves as stage director.

    Later in the week, the LA Phil, also led by Heras-Casado, presents the world premiere of DoReMi, a violin concerto co-commissioned by the LA Phil with the BBC Proms and Leipzig Gewandhaus, written for the performer Midori. The all-Hungarian program also features Kodály’s Háry János Suite and Bartók’s virtuosic orchestral showpiece, Concerto for Orchestra.

    Focus on Peter Eötvös – Walt Disney Concert Hall Programs:

    January 15, 8 PM
    EÖTVÖS        Angels in America
    Opera in two parts by Peter Eötvös
    Based on the play by Tony Kushner
    Libretto by Mari Mezei

    January 18, 8 PM; January 19 – 20, 2 PM
    KODÁLY        Háry János Suite
    EÖTVÖS        DoReMi, Violin Concerto No. 2 (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
    BARTÓK        Concerto for Orchestra

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the concerts, and are free to all ticket holders. Composer Veronika Krausas hosts prior to the Green Umbrella performance. Christopher Russell, Professor of Orchestral Conducting at Azusa Pacific University and Coordinator of the Orchestra Program at the Orange County High School of the Arts, hosts prior to the LA Phil concerts.

    Partnering with the LA Phil in this project is the Santa Monica-based Jacaranda series, which presents the U.S. premiere of their co-commissioned work by Eötvös, Schiller: Energische Schoenheit, Saturday, January 12, with the composer conducting. The Calder Quartet with cello Eric Byers, piano Gloria Cheng, conductor Scott Dunn, the Jacaranda Chamber Singers and the Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble also perform in the program.

    Jacaranda Series Program – First Presbyterian Santa Monica:

    January 12, 8 PM
    EÖTVÖS    Korrespondenz, scenes for string quartet
    LIGETI      Piano Concerto
    LIGETI      Six Bagatelles for wind quintet
    LIGETI      Cello Sonata
    EÖTVÖS    Schiller: Energische Schoenheit (U.S. premiere)

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

    WHO/WHEN/WHERE: 
    Saturday, January 12, 2013, at 8 PM
    FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH SANTA MONICA
    1220 SECOND STREET, SANTA MONICA, CA

    CALDER QUARTET
    GLORIA CHENG, piano
    ERIC BYERS, cello
    SCOTT DUNN, conductor
    PETER EÖTVÖS, conductor
    JACARANDA CHAMBER SINGERS
    JACARANDA CHAMBER ENSEMBLE

    Tuesday, January 15, 2013, AT 8 PM
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. GRAND AVENUE, LOS ANGELES

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC NEW MUSIC GROUP
    PABLO HERAS-CASADO, conductor
    DAVID GATELY, stage director
    AZRA KING-ABADI, lighting designer

    MEASHA BRUEGGERGOSMAN, The Angel / Voice (soprano)
    JULIA MIGENES, Harper Pitt / Ethel Rosenberg / Angel Antartica (mezzo-soprano)
    JANICE HALL, Hannah / Rabbi Chemelwitz / Henry / Angel Asiatica (soprano)
    NIKOLAS NACKLEY, Joseph Pitt / Ghost 2 / Angel Europe (baritone)
    DAVID ADAM MOORE, Prior Walter (baritone)
    JONAS OLOFSSON, Louis Ironson / Angel Oceania (tenor)
    BRIAN ASAWA, Belize / Mr. Lies / Woman / Angel Africanii (countertenor)
    KELLY ANDERSON, Roy Cohn / Ghost 1 / Angel Australia (baritone)
    JAMIE JORDAN, ABIGAIL FISCHER, ABDIEL GONZALEZ (vocal trio)

    Friday, January 18, 2013, at 8 PM
    Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 2 PM
    Sunday, January 20, 2013, at 2 PM
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. GRAND AVENUE, LOS ANGELES

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    PABLO HERAS-CASADO, conductor
    MIDORI, violin

    PURCHASE:      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. To purchase tickets to Jacaranda’s concert on January 12, please visit jacarandamusic.org or call 213.483.0216.

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  • contact:

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