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  • LA Phil's Centennial Season's Noon to Midnight Programming Announced
  • May. 13, 2019
  • Day-Long Event of New Music Marks the Conclusion of the

    Fluxus Festival

    Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Noon

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    (Los Angeles - May 13, 2019) – The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight festival returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Saturday, June 1, for a third year following two previous overwhelmingly successful installations. The day-long event, this season expanded to include artists from across the country, offers audiences the most forward-thinking ensembles with pop-up performances throughout the various spaces of the world-renowned venue. In addition to the varied new music offerings, the season-long Fluxus Festival, presented by the LA Phil in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, culminates in a Noon to Midnight intervention and includes five performances curated by Christopher Rountree and directed by Annie Saunders.

     

    The day begins at noon on the Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage with the Fluxus performance of David Lang’s crowd out, a collaborative work bringing together hundreds of trained and untrained vocalists from across the region. Inspired by a soccer match in London, where he heard thousands of untrained voices swell, crest, and recede – at times in unison, and at times in total contrast with one another, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer wrote crowd out as a way of framing how one understands the excitement, fear, and the  loneliness one feels in crowds. Choreographer Dimitri Chamblas directs and Lesley Leighton conducts as performers intermingle with the audience, slowly transforming the swirling babble and chatter into a stunningly orchestrated whirlwind of voices.

     

    Throughout the remainder of the day, the concert hall stage hosts additional performances including: National Composers Intensive, featuring seven world premiere, LA Phil commissioned-works by emerging composers from across the country workshopped and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); chamber choir The Crossing performing the LA Phil co-commissioned world premiere of Toivo Tulev’s I heard the voices of children; Grammy-winning, Chicago based ensemble Eighth Blackbird in a program that includes the LA Phil co-commission of Pamela Z’s Ways of Looking; Rountree’s experimental classical ensemble wild Up; another performance from ICE performing music by Ann Cleare and an LA Phil co-commission by George Lewis; new and experimental chamber music ensemble Dal Niente in a program that includes an LA Phil-commissioned world premiere work by Anthony Cheung; and Santa Monica-based Jacaranda Music performing world premieres – an LA Phil-co-commission by Thomas Kotcheff and an LA Phil-commission by Dylan Mattingly.

     

    Also on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage will be the LA Phil New Music Group, led by LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams and featuring the Mivos Quartet in a program comprised of LA Phil-commissioned world premieres: Freya Waley-Cohen’s Changeling, Donnacha Dennehy’s Overcasting, Jeffrey Mumford’s …amid still and floating depths, and Christopher Stark’s Cascade.
     

    Other indoor performances for guests to experience take place in BP Hall and include: the long running new music series Monday Evening Concerts with Philip Glass’ Glassworks; the L.A.-based Calder Quartet, Sō Percussion, the Lyris Quartet, Wasteland, a Fluxus performance of If You Will Forgive Me, an innovative take on John Cage’s Water Walk, and the Southland Ensemble
     

    Noon to Midnight attendees can explore musical experimentation outside of the venue as well, starting in the rooftop garden. Keck Amphitheatre offers four presentations, including two Fluxus performances: the USC Percussion Group with Felipe Walker’s Teguala; a Fluxus performance of La Monte Young’s Piano Piece for David Tudor No. 2; piano duo HOCKET playing John Cage’s Two²; and another Fluxus performance – Patterson’s Composition for Any Situation.
     

    Adjacent to Keck Amphitheatre, the Blue Ribbon Garden hosts Michael Gordon’s Timber, played by percussion ensemble red fish blue fish; the Sakura Cello Quintet in a program that includes a Michael Kaufman arrangement of Thomas Adès’ “O Albion” from Arcadiana; and the Mivos Quartet.
     

    This season’s Noon to Midnight makes use of the rooftop’s seldom used Carson Amphitheatre and surrounding staircases with a Fluxus performance conceived by Annie Saunders in response to La Monte Young’s Composition 1960 #5.
     

    Additional outside offerings include long-time staff member Paul Gibson’s Fanfare for the LA Phil 100 and contemporary vocal chamber music group Accordant Commons held on the venue’s Grand Staircase. Another staircase performance will be Fanfares 1969, a group a fanfares commissioned by two former LA Phil brass members – the work premiered June 1, 1969 and celebrated the LA Phil’s 50th anniversary.
     

    One of the final performances of the evening – David Robbins’ Ice Cream Social, a relational art piece that includes cake and ice cream for attendees – takes place on Grand Avenue.
     

    The day of adventurous music will be accompanied by adventurous craft beer from throughout Southern California, including the LA Phil 100 IPA, brewed in collaboration with LA Ale Works and available from noon to 10PM in the Blue Ribbon Garden, and 8:30 – 11PM in BP Hall.
     

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
     

    Noon to Midnight

     

    NOON / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    FLUXUS: crowd out

    Dimitri Chamblas, director

    Lesley Leighton, conductor

    David LANG  crowd out (West Coast premiere)

     

    12:15PM / GARDEN: KECK AMPHITHEATER

    USC Percussion Group

    Steve REICH Nagoya Marimbas 

    Ellen REID  Fear-Release 

    Felipe WALKER  Teguala  

     

    12:30PM / BP HALL

    Monday Evening Concerts

    Philip GLASS  Glassworks

     

    1PM / Blue Ribbon Garden

    FLUXUS : Composition for Any Situation 

    PATTERSON  Composition for Any Situation

     

    1:15PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    National Composers Intensive

    International Contemporary Ensemble

    Camila AGOSTO  Tybontoan (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Rohan CHANDER  iamwhoami (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Jessie COX  After-Were(I)ds: Mey(n)t/Meaning (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Salina FISHER  Lumina (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Nicholas MORRISH  y o k o b l t (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Kelley SHEEHAN  From gathered leaves and flowers we build ourselves (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Nina SHEKHAR  [redact] (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

     

    1:15PM / GRAND AVENUE STAIRCASE

    Brass Fanfares

    Paul GIBSON  Fanfare for the LA Phil 100 (world premiere)

    Fanfares 1969

     

    1:45PM / BP HALL

    Calder Quartet

    Anders HILLBORG  Duo for cello and piano (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

    Timo ANDRES Machine, Learning (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)

     

    1:45PM / GARDEN: KECK AMPHITHEATER

    FLUXUS: Piano Piece for David Tudor No. 2

    La Monte YOUNG  Piano Piece for David Tudor No. 2

     

    2:30PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    The Crossing

    Stratis MINAKAKIS  Epigram 1

    Tolvo TULEV  I heard the voices of children (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

    Gabriel JACKSON  Rigwreck

     

    2:30PM / GRAND AVENUE STAIRCASE

    Accordant Commons

    Chen-Hui JEN  In Fading Colors of Autumn Hills 

    Fernanda Aoki NAVARRO  H 

    Kari BESHARSE  Palus 

    Leah REID  Apple

     

    3PM / BLUE RIBBON GARDEN

    red fish blue fish

    Michael GORDON Timber

     

    3:45PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    Eighth Blackbird

    David LANG  Learn to Fly

    Holly HARRISON  Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup

    Pamela Z  Ways of Looking (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

     

    4:15PM / BP HALL

    Sō Percussion

    Suzanna FARRIN  a diamond in the square

    Julia WOLFE  Forbidden Love (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

     

    4:30PM / GARDEN: KECK AMPHITHEATER

    HOCKET

    CAGE Two²

     

    5PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    wild Up

    Jessie MARINO  Rot Blau

    Andrew GREENWALD  A Thing Made Whole (II) (world premiere)

    Julianna BARWICK  star luz black (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

     

    5:30PM / BP HALL

    Lyris Quartet

    Sofia GUBAIDULINA  String Quartet No. 2

    Michelle LOU  Lullaby (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Kaija SAARIAHO  Terra Memoria

     

    6:15PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    International Contemporary Ensemble

    Ann CLEARE  Teeth of Light, Tongues of Wolves (West Coast premiere)

    George LEWIS  Soundlines (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

     

    6:30PM / CARSON AMPHITHEATER

    FLUXUS: Composition 201969 #5

    Improvisation, Meaningless Work, Natural Disasters

    In response to La Monte Young Composition 1960 #5

     

    7PM / BP HALL

    WasteLAnd

    Chaya CZERNOWIN  Manoalchadia

    Liza LIM  Love Letter

    Ann CLEARE  unable to create an offscreen world

    Katherine YOUNG  Master of Disguises

     

    8PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    LA PHIL NEW MUSIC GROUP

    John Adams, conductor

    Mivos String Quartet

    Freya WALEY-COHEN  Changeling (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Donnacha DENNEHY  Overcasting (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Jeffrey MUMFORD  …amid still and floating depths (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    Christopher STARK  Cascade (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

     

    8PM / BLUE RIBBON GARDEN

    SAKURA CELLO QUINTET

    Thomas KOTCHEFF  go in in in in & in

    Anne WILSON  Lament in Memory of Matthew Shepard

    Derek DAVID  Et in Bergamo Ego

    Thomas ADÉS (arr. Michael Kaufman)  “O Albion” from Arcadiana

     

    9PM / BP HALL

    FLUXUS: If You Will Forgive Me

    CAGE  Water Walk (Repetitions and Resets)

     

    9:30PM / BLUE RIBBON GARDEN

    Mivos Quartet

    MAMLOK  String Quartet No. 1

    George LEWIS  Playing with Seeds

     

    9:45PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    Dal Niente

    Igor SANTOS  Two two

    Mario DAVIDOVSKY  Festino

    Erin GEE  Segment of the Fourth Letter

    Anthony CHEUNG  The Natural Word (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

     

    10:15PM / BP HALL

    Southland Ensemble

    Anthony BRAXTON  Ghost Music

     

    11PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

    Jacaranda Music

    Thomas KOTCHEFF  Octet (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

    Sarah GIBSON  tiny, tangled world

    Dylan MATTINGLY  Gravity and Grace (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

     

    11PM / GRAND AVENUE

    Ice Cream Social

    David ROBBINS  Ice Cream Social

     

    ONGOING / GRAND AVENUE LOBBY

    FLUXUS : Commitment Booth

    Christopher ROUNTREE  Commitment Booth / Commitment Anthology (for Hope)

     

    For full artists’ biographies, please visit: laphil.com

     

    Patrons purchasing tickets for John Adams Conducts on Noon to Midnight get access to all Noon to Midnight pop-up performances. Tickets for the Noon to Midnight pop-up performances only can be purchased for $10. Tickets are available for purchase at LAPhil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.

     

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber, and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music, and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through June, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education, and community programs.

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