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  • GUSTAVO DUDAMEL LEADS THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND SIMÓN BOLÍVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA IN TCHAIKOVSKYFEST
  • Jan. 13, 2014
  • Festival Encompasses Tchaikovsky’s Symphonies, Concertos, Symphonic Poems and Chamber Music

    Community and Education Events Feature Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) and SBSOV Side-by-Side Free Neighborhood Concert

    (Feb. 25)

    Feb. 20 – Mar. 2, 2014

    www.laphil.com/TchaikovskyFest

    Tickets On Sale Now

    February 27th is made possible with the proud support of Rolex, Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Los Angeles, CA (January 13, 2014) The Los Angeles Philharmonic joins forces with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in TchaikovskyFest – an exploration of Tchaikovsky, led by Gustavo Dudamel, including performances of the six symphonies and selected tone poems; and significant community and education events with Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA), including the TAKE A STAND symposium, which will examine best practices, lessons learned and future directions of music education. Evident during the monumental Mahler Project, presented during the 2011/12 season, the relationship between the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is a partnership that transcends limitation and truly epitomizes unity through music. TchaikovskyFest culminates in a joint performance of the two orchestras on March 2 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    “It is always a joy to bring the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela together,” says Gustavo Dudamel. “They are my musical families, and over the years, we have become one family. With our continuing adventurous collaborations, something very special happens when we are together. It is almost as if the music becomes more alive, more powerful.”

    “The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is a true inspiration and symbol of possibility,” says Deborah Borda, President & CEO, Los Angeles Philharmonic. “We welcome them back to Los Angeles with high anticipation, and are delighted to work so closely with such exceptional and passionate musicians in a partnership that extends beyond borders, and proves the power of music knows no bounds.”

     

    Friday, February 21, 2014 (11am)

    Saturday, February 22, 2014 (8 pm)

    Sunday, February 23, 2014 (2 pm)

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams”
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

    Upbeat Live pre-concert talk with Roland John Wiley
     

    Friday, February 21, 2014 (8pm)

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Alina Pogostkina, violin

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

    Upbeat Live pre-concert talk with Roland John Wiley
     

    Monday, February 24, 2014 (8 pm)

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 3, “Polish”
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

    Upbeat Live pre-concert talk with Joseph Horowitz

     

    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 (8 pm)

    A SHAKESPEAREAN FANTASY

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Actors to be announced

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

    Plus scenes from Shakespeare

    Upbeat Live pre-concert talk with Joseph Horowitz

     

    Thursday, February 27, 2014 (8 pm)

    Friday, February 28, 2014 (8 pm)

    Saturday, March 1, 2014 (2 pm)

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Alisa Weilerstein, cello

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    TCHAIKOVSKY Polonaise and Waltz from Eugene Onegin (except Fri.)
    TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

    Upbeat Live pre-concert talk with Joseph Horowitz

    Sunday, March 2, 2014

    TCHAIKOVSKYFEST FINALE

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    TCHAIKOVSKY Capriccio italien
    TCHAIKOVSKY Francesca da Rimini
    TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
    TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
    TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Eugene Onegin
    TCHAIKOVSKY Waltz from Swan Lake
    TCHAIKOVSKY 1812 Overture

    Upbeat Live pre-concert talk with Deborah Borda

    For complete details about Upbeat Live, please visit www.laphil.com/education/upbeatlive

     

     

    ADDITIONAL CONCERTS:

     

    Thursday, February 20, 2014 (8 pm)

    Chamber Music Society

    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Simón Bolívar String Quartet

    TCHAIKOVSKY String Quartet No. 1
    TCHAIKOVSKY Souvenir de Florence

     

    Saturday, February 22, 2014 (11 am)

    Saturday, March 1, 2014 (11 am)

    Toyota Symphonies For Youth

    TCHAIKOVSKY’S WORLD

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Joshua dos Santos, conductor

    Designed especially for children, this program will use theater, art and storytelling to explore the imagery in Tchaikovsky’s musical themes.

    Pre-concert activities at 10 am, concerts at 11 am.

     

     

    FREE NEIGHBORHOOD CONCERT:

     

    Tuesday, February 25, 2014

    YOLA & SBSOV Side-by-Side

    Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA)

    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV)

    Bruce Kiesling, conductor

    Jesus Parra, conductor

    TCHAIKOVSKY Marche slave
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”
    MÁRQUEZ Conga del Fuego Nuevo
    TCHAIKOVSKY Trepak from The Nutcracker

    This concert takes place at:

    Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels

    555 W. Temple Street 
    Los Angeles, California 90012

    Free, general admission tickets will be available beginning February 11 at Walt Disney Concert Hall box office. Tickets ordered on-line (laphil.com) or by phone (323.850.2000) will incur a $2 per ticket handling fee. Limit: 4 tickets per household.

    Thursday, February 27, 2014

    Atalaya Percussion Ensemble

    Venezuelan Brass Ensemble

    Thomas Clamor, conductor 

    Music by composers ranging from Tchaikovsky to Metheny

     

    This concert takes place at:

    The Broad Stage

    1310 11th Street

    Santa Monica, CA 90401

    TAKE A STAND SYMPOSIUM (Feb. 20 – 22):

    http://www.laphil.com/education/yola/2014-take-stand-symposium

    The 2014 Take a Stand Symposium will explore the question, ‘How can we empower students to take control of their futures?’  Discussions and programs will investigate how we can best draw forth and nurture student leadership and citizenship.  Attendees will:

    ·         Learn from El Sistema programs around the world that are approaching similar challenges with elementary, middle and high school students in creative ways.   

    ·         Engage in interactive classes, keynote lectures, labs and discussion groups on different aspects of student empowerment.

    ·         Perform music with members of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, Symposium attendees, and students from U.S. El Sistema-influenced programs in a side-by-side open rehearsal.

    ·         Experience Gustavo Dudamel’s Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Los Angeles Philharmonic throughout the LA Phil’s TchaikovskyFest.

    http://www.laphil.com/TchaikovskyFest

     

    Tickets for the 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently on sale and can be purchased online at LAPhil.com, in person at Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org