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  • Mar. 5, 2014
  • Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7:30 PM

    WHAT:        Ann Elise Smoot continues the 2013/14 Organ Recital Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 7:30 PM with a program featuring works by Bach, Schmidt, Reger, Alain, Langlais, Sowerby, Simonds, Whitlock, and Elgar, as well as the U.S. premiere of Marsh’s Solomon’s Demons. 

    Smoot performs throughout the United States, Great Britain, and Europe, with a repertoire that ranges from the 14th century to the present day. Her recital career was launched by success in two major competitions (including First Prize in the 1998 NYACOP) and she has received wide critical acclaim for her ability to move between musical eras, styles, and genres with sympathy and flair. After completing two degrees at Yale, where she won several major prizes for scholarship and for organ playing, she travelled to England, where she studied organ and harpsichord at the Royal Academy of Music, privately with Peter Hurford, and, latterly, with Dame Gillian Weir. Recent recitals have included returns to Oundle and to Yale, a recital on the new 94-stop organ in Magdeburg Cathedral in Germany, and a recital on the largest concert-hall organ in North America at the Kimmel Center, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra.

    An Upbeat Live pre-concert event, hosted by Thomas Neenan, will take place in BP Hall at 6:30 PM and is free of charge to all ticket holders.

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    WHO:          Ann Elise Smoot, organ

    WHEN:        Sunday, March 9, 2014, at 7:30 PM

    111 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    PROGRAM: BACH  Toccata in F, BWV 540
    SCHMIDT  "O wie selig seid ihr doch, ihr Frommen"
    REGER  Toccata and Fugue (Op. 59, Nos. 5 & 6)
    ALAIN  Suite for Organ
    LANGLAIS  Fête
    SOWERBY  II. Fast and Sinister, from Symphony in G for Organ
    SIMONDS   Prelude on "Iam sol recedit igneus"
    WHITLOCK  III. Scherzetto, from Sonata in C minor for Organ
    MARSH  Solomon’s Demons (U.S. premiere)
    ELGAR  Imperial March

    The Walt Disney Concert Hall organ was inaugurated in 2004 at the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s second season in the new Hall. Designed by Frank Gehry and Manuel Rosales of Rosales Organ Builders, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ contains pipes ranging in size from a pencil to a telephone pole, and is voiced with a wide dynamic range from pianississimo to a breathtaking fortissimo. The specially curved wood façade pipes were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau of solid, vertical grain Douglas fir and consist of the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the façade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine.

    The 2013/14 Organ Recital Series concludes with: 
    Paul Jacobs with the Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael's Abbey: Sunday, May 4, 2014, at 7:30 PM

    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, 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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