What: The Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced a one-night-only concert featuring David Longstreth of Dirty Projectors presenting Song of the Earth, a suite for orchestra and voices, at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 8PM. The piece will be performed by Dirty Projectors and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Sarah Hicks, with special guest Mount Eerie. In addition, the evening will include Dirty Projectors performing a separate set of songs from throughout their career. Tickets go on sale Friday, November 3, 2023, at 10AM PDT.
Song of the Earth, which will be receiving its American premiere with the LA Phil, grew out of an engagement with Gustav Mahler’s 1908 orchestral song cycle, Das Lied Von Der Erde (The Song of the Earth). Where Mahler’s union of symphonic and song forms was a meditation—by turns joyous, angst-ridden and wistful—on the cyclical character of life and death, nature and the transience of all things, Longstreth explores these themes through the lens of the Anthropocene.
Song of the Earth was commissioned by the London Barbican and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie in coordination with the Helsinki Festival.
Song of the Earth
David Longstreth, composer
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Sarah Hicks, conductor
Mount Eerie, special guest
Saturday, March 2, 2024, at 8PM (doors at 7:30PM)
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets for Song of the Earth go on-sale Friday, November 3, at 10AM PDT and can be purchased online at laphil.com, by phone at 323 850 2000, or in-person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office.
About David Longstreth
David Longstreth is a Grammy-nominated songwriter, producer and composer. With his band Dirty Projectors, he's played most of the major music festivals in the world, as well as Carnegie Hall, the Sydney Opera House, the Barbican in London and Kunsthalle in Berlin, and countless other venues of lesser repute. Longstreth studied classical composition at Yale University, and has worked in a scored medium for as long as he's been writing and recording songs. He's composed pieces for contemporary classical ensembles including yMusic and Bang On A Can. In addition to 10 albums with Dirty Projectors, Longstreth has collaborated with Solange, Bjork and David Byrne among others, and co-wrote 'FourFive Seconds,' a #1 international hit for Rihanna, Kanye West and Paul McCartney. He is currently scoring two films for orchestra and piano for A24 Films.
About the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multigenre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.
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