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  • ASSISTANT CONDUCTOR YASUO SHINOZAKI LEADS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN PROGRAM OF WORKS BY TAKEMITSU AND TCHAIKOVSKY
  • Dec. 5, 2003
  • NEXUS Featured

    FRIDAY AND SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 AND 6 AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7 AT 2 PM

    December 5 sponsored by Vitra

    Assistant Conductor Yasuo Shinozaki leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of works by Takemitsu and Tchaikovsky at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday and Saturday, December 5 and 6 at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, December 7, at 2 p.m. The program is highlighted by the orchestra's performance of Takemitsu's From me flows what you call Time, featuring the acclaimed five-man NEXUS percussion ensemble. The program concludes with Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique."

    NEXUS has given more than 80 performances of Takemitsu's From me flows what you call Time since the work's premiere in Carnegie Hall with Seiji Ozawa and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The work, written by Takemitsu for the NEXUS, was commissioned by Carnegie Hall for the hall's 1990 centennial celebration. NEXUS recorded this work with the Pacific Symphony Orchestra under Carl St. Clair on the Sony Classical label in 1998.

    Founded in 1971, NEXUS is recognized as one of the foremost chamber ensembles in the world. Their solo concert repertoire includes early 20th century xylophone ragtime music, group improvisations, music inspired by non-Western cultures, works by the world's most renowned composers, and compositions by its members. The group has appeared with the BBC Symphony, The Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and the orchestras of Atlanta, Dallas, and Detroit. NEXUS has received international acclaim for its performances of Takemitsu's From me flows what you call Time, which was composed for the ensemble and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. They have performed at the Adelaide Festival, the BBC Proms, and at Ravinia and Tanglewood.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:



    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, DECEMBER 6, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, AT 2 PM


    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    YASUO SHINOZAKI, conductor

    NEXUS PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE

    TAKEMITSU From me flows what you call Time

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, "Pathétique"

    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. Composer Peter Golub, Director of the Sundance Composers Lab, hosts.

    December 5 sponsored by Vitra.

    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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    11/12/03

  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 213.972.3034; Ryan Jimenez 213.972.3405