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  • LA PHIL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CAST FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF FRANK ZAPPA’S 200 MOTELS AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Oct. 9, 2013
  • CONDUCTOR LAUREATE ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CONDUCTS THE SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY

    GREEN UMBRELLA CONCERT

     Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 8 PM

    WHAT:       The LA Phil marks the 10th anniversary date of the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall with a special Green Umbrella program presenting the world premiere of 200 Motels by L.A.’s groundbreaking iconoclast composer Frank Zappa. Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the LA Phil, and is joined by L.A.-based director James Darrah and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Also joining Salonen and the LA Phil is a cast of renowned soloists and a band that includes Ian Underwood of Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention, Scott Thunes, who also played with Frank Zappa, Zappa Family Trust “Vaultmeister” Joe Travers, and Jamie Kime of Zappa Plays Zappa.

    Jeff Taylor, Larry the Dwarf
    Michael Des Barres, Rance
    Matt Marks, Mark
    Zach Villa, Howard
    Rich Fulcher, Cowboy Burt
    Hila Plitmann, Soprano Solo
    Morris Robinson, Bass Solo
    Joel David Moore, Frank
    Joe Fria, Jeff
    Ann Cusack, Donovan/Good Conscience
    Alan Ruck, Ginger/Bad Conscience
    Diva Zappa, Janet
    Sheila Vand, Lucy   

    Production team:
    James Darrah, director
    Emily Anne MacDonald, scenic and properties designer
    Cameron Jaye Mock, scenic and lighting designer
    Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko, costume designer
    Adeline Newmann, video designer
    Vanessa Dionne, wig designer
    John Garofalo, associate lighting designer
    Rebecca Guzzi, assistant costume designer
    Margery Simkin, casting

    The Band:
    Ian Underwood, keyboard 1/electric alto sax
    Randy Kerber, keyboard 2/Hammond organ
    Joe Travers, drum set
    Scott Thunes, electric bass
    Jamie Kime, electric guitar

    In 1970, Frank Zappa collaborated with Zubin Mehta and the LA Phil for a revolutionary concert that formed the basis of his magnum opus. The performance will be the first complete realization of Zappa’s musical vision that was inspired by his tours with The Mothers of Invention. This once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrates the spirit of freedom that Walt Disney Concert Hall has engendered and will be a uniquely Californian event.

    An Upbeat Live pre-concert event takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the concert, and is free to all ticket holders. LA Phil Vice President of Artistic Planning Chad Smith hosts

    For full artist biographies and program details, please visit:  http://www.laphil.com/

    WHO:        Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    James Darrah, director
    Los Angeles Master Chorale 
    Grant Gershon, Music Director

    WHEN:       Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 8 pm

    WHERE:     WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    151 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    TICKETS:   Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013/14 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.

     

     

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    10.08.13

     

  • contact:

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