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  • Gustavo Dudamel Leads Los Angeles Philharmonic on Tour to South Korea and Japan
  • Feb. 27, 2019
  • MUSIC & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GUSTAVO DUDAMEL
    LEADS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ON TOUR TO
    SOUTH KOREA AND JAPAN

    Program includes the Asian premieres of John Adams new piano concerto Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?

    NHK TV & Radio broadcast of John Williams program

    5 orchestral concerts, 2 chamber concerts

    15 students from YOLA participate in Korean cultural exchange 

     

    Los Angeles, CA (February 27, 2019) – Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today full details of their Spring 2019 tour to Seoul, South Korea and Tokyo, Japan, kicking off an extraordinary global tour that includes seven residencies in seven cities, and performing on three continents as part of the orchestra’s Centennial celebrations. This Asian tour will be the orchestra’s 73rd tour, the fourth to Korea and ninth to Japan, and will include seven concerts.

    The LA Phil returns to Seoul Arts Center (March 16), makes its debut in the Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena (March 17) and presents a chamber program in Lotte Concert Hall (March 18). The performance in the 10,000-seat Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena will be the orchestra’s first in an international stadium, with a program celebrating the music of John Williams, including a selection of unforgettable themes from his much-loved film scores. This performance will also feature full IMAG (image magnification) projection and film clips to accompany parts of the program. Returning to Tokyo’s Suntory Hall-Blue Rose (March 19) and Suntory Hall (March 20 and 22), the orchestra will make its debut in NHK’s Hall (March 21) with the John Williams program. This concert will be captured live for delayed broadcast on NHK TV (Japan only) and on NHK Radio. See below for full tour program details.

    A companion double album of the John Williams program will be released worldwide on March 15 by Deutsche Grammophon, recorded live in Walt Disney Concert Hall in January 2019.

    Fifteen musicians from Gustavo’s signature program YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles) will be joining the LA Phil in Korea, participating in a cultural exchange with 65 musicians from the Korea Arts & Culture Education Service (El Sistema Korea: Orchestra of Dreams) which will culminate in an open rehearsal conducted by Gustavo Dudamel (March 16).  

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    The programs are as follows:

    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Location to be confirmed
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    YOLA & El Sistema Korea: Orchestra of Dreams open rehearsal

    Saturday, March 16, 2019
    Seoul Arts Center
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano
    ADAMS Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (Korea Premiere)
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Sunday, March 17, 2019
    Seoul Olympic Park Gymnastics Arena
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Esther Yoo, violin
    John Williams Program
    WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme
    WILLIAMS Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    WILLIAMS “Out to Sea/Shark Cage Fugue” from Jaws
    WILLIAMS “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    WILLIAMS “Fawkes the Phoenix” from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    WILLIAMS “Harry's Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List
    WILLIAMS “Adventures on Earth” from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    WILLIAMS “Flight to Neverland” from Hook
    WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park
    WILLIAMS “Motorcycle Scherzo” from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    WILLIAMS “Marion’s Theme” from The Raiders of the Lost Ark
    WILLIAMS “Raiders’ March” from The Raiders of the Lost Ark
    WILLIAMS “Sayuri’s Theme” from Memoirs of a Geisha
    WILLIAMS “The Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back
    WILLIAMS “Yoda’s Theme” from The Empire Strikes Back
    WILLIAMS “Throne Room and Finale” from Star Wars

    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Chamber Concert, Lotte Concert Hall
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Members
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Esther Yoo, violin

    Schubert String Quartet No. 14, “Death and the Maiden”
    Ligeti Six Bagatelles
    Ibert Trois pièces brèves
    Strauss Violin Sonata in E-flat major, Op. 18
    Brahms Piano Quartet No.1

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Chamber Concert, Suntory Hall- Blue Rose, Tokyo
    Los Angeles Philharmonic Members
    Yuja Wang, piano
    DVORÁK String Quartet No. 12, Op. 96 “American”
    LIGETTI Six Bagatelles
    IBERT Trois pièces brèves
    BRAHMS Piano Quartet No. 1

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Suntory Hall, Tokyo
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano
    ADAMS Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (Japan Premiere)
    MAHLER Symphony No. 1

    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    NHK Hall
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Fumiaki Miura, violin
    John Williams Program
    WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme
    WILLIAMS Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
    WILLIAMS “Out to Sea/Shark Cage Fugue” from Jaws
    WILLIAMS “Hedwig’s Theme” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    WILLIAMS “Fawkes the Phoenix” from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
    WILLIAMS “Harry's Wondrous World” from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
    WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List
    WILLIAMS “Adventures on Earth” from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
    WILLIAMS “Flight to Neverland” from Hook
    WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park
    WILLIAMS “Motorcycle Scherzo” from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
    WILLIAMS “Marion’s Theme” from The Raiders of the Lost Ark
    WILLIAMS “Raiders’ March” from The Raiders of the Lost Ark
    WILLIAMS “Sayuri’s Theme” from Memoirs of a Geisha
    WILLIAMS “The Imperial March” from The Empire Strikes Back
    WILLIAMS “Yoda’s Theme” from The Empire Strikes Back
    WILLIAMS “Throne Room and Finale” from Star Wars

    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Suntory Hall
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    MAHLER Symphony No. 9

     

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