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  • GUEST CONDUCTOR RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS LEADS BIZET, RAVEL AND TCHAIKOVSKY
  • July 15, 2003
  • Violin Virtuoso Kyoko Takezawa and Pianist Jon Kimura Parker Appear As Soloists

    TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, JULY 15 & 17, AT 8 PM

    July 17 sponsored by United Airlines

    European conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos heats up the summer nights at the Hollywood Bowl as the Philharmonic's Tuesday and Thursday series continues July 15 and 17, at 8 p.m. Violinist Kyoko Takezawa joins the orchestra as soloist on July 15; pianist Jon Kimura Parker performs with the orchestra on July 17.

    On July 15, the Philharmonic performs a passionate program filled with sultry Spanish inspired pieces, opening with Bizet's Carmen Preludes, continuing with Lalo's Symphonie espagnole, and Rimsky-Korsakov's Capriccio espagnol. The program closes with perennial favorite, Boléro, by Ravel.

    The line-up on July 17 is a pianist's delight featuring pianist Jon Kimura Parker performing Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1. The orchestra then completes the program with Respighi's Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome.

    RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS is currently Principal Conductor of the RAI National Symphony Orchestra and Music Director of the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He has been the principal conductor for various celebrated ensembles including the Bilbao Orchestra, the Spanish National Orchestra in Madrid, the Düsseldorf Symphony Orchestra and the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. From 1992-1997, he was Generalmusikdirektor of the Deutsche Oper Berlin and since 1994, has been the Conductor of the Berlin Radio Symphony. He has also been Conductor Emeritus of the Spanish National Orchestra since 1998. Frühbeck de Burgos studied violin, piano, theory, and composition at the conservatories of Bilbao and Madrid and throughout his impressive career has made more than 100 recordings. Frühbeck de Burgos last appeared at the Bowl in 1976.

    Violinist KYOKO TAKEZAWA began her studies at the age of three and by the time she was seven, she toured the United States, Canada and Switzerland as a member of the Suzuki Method Association. A graduate from the Juilliard School, Takezawa has appeared among the world's leading orchestras including, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic among others. As co-director of the Suntory Hall Festival Soloists in Tokyo, Takezawa has had collaborations with Isaac Stern and Yo-Yo Ma and other distinguished artists. Takezawa last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in 2001.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic is extremely grateful to JON KIMURA PARKER for stepping in at very short notice for Yefim Bronfman who is ill. For a biography please see Jon Kimura Parker's website.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of just under 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and, in 1991 gave its name to The Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a resident ensemble that has filled a special niche in the musical life of Southern California. A hit from its very first season, the Hollywood Bowl has remained popular and accessible to a wide cross-section of Southern California's diverse population. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 35th season. Attendance figures over the past several decades have soared: in 1980 the Bowl first topped the half-million mark and last summer, close to one million admissions were recorded. It is no wonder that the Bowl's summer music festivals have become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers and Disneyland.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE


    Tuesday, July 15, 8 PM

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS, conductor

    KYOKO TAKEZAWA, violin

    Bizet: Carmen Preludes

    Lalo: Symphonie espagnole

    Rimsky-Korsakov: Capriccio espagnol

    Ravel: Boléro

    Thursday, July 17, 8 PM

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS, conductor

    JON KIMURA PARKER, piano

    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

    Respighi: Fountains of Rome

    Respighi: Pines of Rome

    Tickets ($1 - $77) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations), or online at hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850.2050 for further details. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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