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  • GUSTAVO DUDAMEL LEADS THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND THE SIMÓN BOLÍIVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA FOR THE LA PHIL 2015/16 OPENING NIGHT GALA: THE BRILLIANCE OF BEETHOVEN
  • Aug. 25, 2015
  • Opening Night Packages and Single Concert Tickets For the 2015/16 Season Are Now On Sale

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015, 7 PM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex, the Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic  

    WHAT:

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic opens its 2015/16 season – presenting one conductor, Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, and two orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV) – in its Opening Night Gala: The Brilliance of Beethoven. The black-tie event takes place at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, September 29, at 7 pm.

    The all-Beethoven gala celebration also launches the LA Phil’s Immortal Beethoven festival. Dudamel conducts the program which includes excerpts from two dramatic works, Egmont and Creature of Prometheus, not found elsewhere in the festival programming. The Egmont excerpts feature soprano Kiera Duffy, and the following dancers of Barak Ballet in the finale with choreography by Melissa Barak: Jessica Gadzinski, Hannah Wilcox, Mauro Villanueva, Evan Swenson and Ryan Camou.

    The Opening Night Concert concludes with the large combined orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale and vocal soloists that include soprano Mariana Ortiz, mezzo-soprano J’nai Bridges, tenor Joshua Guerrero, and bass Soloman Howard, performing the final “Ode to Joy” movement of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9.

    In addition to enjoying these incredible works that incorporate elements of dance and narration, patrons will also have the opportunity to waltz to a selection of Viennese dances performed live by members of the LA Phil and SBSOV pre-concert in BP Hall. 

    Complete Program:

    BEETHOVEN, Selections from Egmont, Op. 84

    Overture

    “Die Trommel geruhret”

    Kiera Duffy, soprano

    Zwischenactmusik I. Andante

    “Freudvoll und Leidvoll”

    Kiera Duffy, soprano

     “Susser Schlaf, du kommst wie ein reines gluck”

    Siegessymphonie

    BEETHOVEN, Selections from Creatures of Prometheus, Op. 43

                    Overture

                    Act 2: No. 4 Maestoso - Andante

                    Act 2: No. 5 Adagio - Andante Quasi Allegretto 

                    Act 2: No. 16 Finale

    Barak Ballet: Jessica Gadzinski, Hannah Wilcox, Mauro Villanueva, Evan Swenson and Ryan Camou

    BEETHOVEN, Symphony No. 9, 4th movement, “Ode to Joy”

    Mariana Ortiz, soprano

    J’nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano

    Joshua Guerrero, tenor

    Soloman Howard, bass

    Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, artistic director

    Opening Night concert tickets and single tickets for the season are now available.

    WHO:         

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    SIMÓN BOLÍIVAR SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF VENEZUELA
    GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
    KIERA DUFFY, soprano
    MARIANA ORTIZ, soprano
    J’NAI BRIDGES, mezzo-soprano
    JOSHUA GUERRERO, tenor
    SOLOMAN HOWARD, bass
    BARAK BALLET: JESSICA GADZINSKI, HANNAH WILCOX, MAURA VILLANUEVA, EVAN SWENSON and RYAN CAMOU, MELISSA BARAK, choreographer
    LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
      Grant Gershon, artistic director

    WHEN:

    Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at 7 PM

    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012

    HOW TO PURCHASE
    TICKETS:

    Gala tickets are now available for purchase. Concert-only prices range from $108 to $250 and include a tax-deductible contribution supporting the LA Phil and its education programs, such as YOLA (Youth Orchestra L.A.). Patrons can also enjoy premium concert seating plus a private pre-concert cocktail reception, featuring Beethoven’s waltzes and minuets accompanied by a live orchestra. This package: $1,000 (includes $750 contribution). To purchase, or for more information about other Gala packages, call 213.972.3051.

    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2015/16 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.   

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  • contact:

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