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  • CREATION FESTIVAL CONTINUES AS DAVID ROBERTSON LEADS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN A PROGRAM FEATURING ACCLAIMED PIANIST EMANUEL AX
  • Nov. 14, 2003
  • FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AND 15 AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 2 PM


    November 14 media sponsor: The New Yorker and New Zealand Tourism

    November 15 sponsored by the St. Regis Los Angeles



    Conductor David Robertson leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of works by Milhaud, Mozart and Bartók on Friday and Saturday, November 14 and 15 at 8 p.m., and on Sunday, November 16 at 2 p.m. at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program features the performance of two 20th century ballet scores, Milhaud's La création du monde and Bartók's The Wooden Prince. Acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax (pictured) also returns to perform Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503. Supertitles will accompany Bartók's The Wooden Prince, allowing the audience to see the stage directions that accompany the ballet score.


    The evening continues the Philharmonic's Creation Festival, a year-long exploration of the themes of creation and renewal, reflecting the dynamism of opening Walt Disney Concert Hall. Milhaud's La création du monde is based on the Yoruban and African myths of creation.

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place one hour prior to each concert in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders. Musicologist Lucinda Carver hosts.

    Musical America named American conductor DAVID ROBERTSON "Conductor of the Year" in 2000. He continues to impress audiences and critics worldwide with his interpretations of the standard orchestral repertoire as well as displaying an exceptional affinity for 20th-century music and a broad operatic repertoire. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and was music director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris from 1992-2000. Since 2000, he has been music director of the Orchestre National de Lyon. Robertson has lead the London Symphony Orchestra, the NDR Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, and Boston, Chicago, and San Francisco symphonies. His wide-ranging operatic engagements include appearances at the Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, the Opera de Lyon, the Bayerische Staatsoper, Paris' Châtelet, the Hamburg Opera, and San Francisco Opera.

    EMANUEL AX first captured public attention in 1974 when, at age 25, he won the first Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Competition in Tel Aviv. He has been an exclusive Sony Classical recording artist since 1987, and his newest releases included a collection of Haydn sonatas, a duo-piano disc with Yefim Bronfman, and Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 with Bernard Haitink and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In recent years, Ax has turned his attention toward the music of contemporary composers, giving the world premieres of John Adams' Century Rolls in September 1997 with The Cleveland Orchestra, Christopher Rouse's Seeing for Piano and Orchestra in May 1999 with the New York Philharmonic, and Bright Sheng's Red Silk Dance in January 2000 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Ax regularly performs chamber music with such artists as Young Uck Kim, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Yo-Yo Ma, and Peter Serkin.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14 AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 15 AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16 AT 2 PM


    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    DAVID ROBERTSON, conductor

    EMANUEL AX, piano

    November 14 media sponsor: The New Yorker and New Zealand Tourism

    November 15 sponsor: St. Regis Los Angeles

    MILHAUD La création du monde

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C major, K. 503

    BARTÓK The Wooden Prince

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place one hour prior to each concert in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders. Musicologist Lucinda Carver hosts.

    Tickets ($15 - $120) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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