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  • ILAN VOLKOV MAKES HIS HOLLYWOOD BOWL DEBUT CONDUCTING LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN TWO PERFORMANCES
  • Jul. 20, 2004

  • Concerts With Pianist Andreas Haefliger Feature Music by
    Beethoven and Adams

    TUESDAY AND THURSDAY, JULY 20 AND 22, AT 8 PM

    July 20 media support provided by K-MOZART
    July 22 sponsored by United Airlines; media support provided by K-MOZART

    BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra Chief Conductor Ilan Volkov makes his Hollywood Bowl debut in two concerts featuring pianist Andreas Haefliger on Tuesday and Thursday, July 20 and 22, at 8 p.m. The July 20 concert features two of Beethoven's famous "fifths": the Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor," and his Fifth Symphony. On July 22, Volkov conducts John Adams's Grand Pianola Music in addition to the "Emperor" Concerto.

    Each concert makes a compelling musical juxtaposition: July 20 features two of Beethoven's most beloved works while July 22 boldly pairs Romantic and contemporary idioms in two dazzling piano works. Adams cites the "Emperor" Concerto as a specific source of inspiration in writing Grand Pianola Music.

    A musical thinker whose interpretations spring from a rich cultural heritage, ANDREAS HAEFLIGER is one of the leading pianists of his generation. Highlights of recent seasons include the world premiere of Michael Colgrass' Crossworlds with the Boston Symphony; a return visit to the Chicago Symphony; a tour of Europe with baritone Matthias Goerne; and his New York Philharmonic debut in Messiaen's Turangalîla. A frequent guest of the world's leading symphonies and a prolific recitalist, Haefliger performs regularly in major music capitals throughout Europe and the United States. A native of Switzerland, he studied at the Juilliard School and made his New York recital debut in 1988. He last performed at the Hollywood Bowl in the 2001 season.


    ILAN VOLKOV
    succeeded Osmo Vänskä as Chief Conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in January 2003. He first conducted the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra in 1998. Ilan Volkov, born in Israel in 1976, is one of the most outstanding young conductors of his generation. At the age of 19 he was appointed Young Conductor in Association to the Newcastle-based Northern Sinfonia. In 1997 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the London Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and two years later was invited by Seiji Ozawa to join the Boston Symphony Orchestra as Assistant Conductor. Volkov's guest conducting appearances have included concerts with the New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, London Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, Detroit Symphony, Deutsches Symphonie - Berlin, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Iceland Symphony, NDR Hamburg, Russian National, Atlanta Symphony, Hallé, Helsinki Philharmonic, Swedish Radio Symphony, Residentie and Scottish Chamber orchestras. He has worked in Israel with the Israel Philharmonic, Jerusalem, Israel and Haifa Symphony orchestras and Israel Chamber Orchestra. Volkov has worked with such distinguished soloists as Daniel Barenboim, Mstislav Rostropovich, Emmanuel Ax, Viktoria Mullova, Heinrich Schiff, Thomas Zehetmair, Stephen Kovacevich, and others.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 8 PM

    Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    ILAN VOLKOV, conductor

    ANDREAS HAEFLIGER, piano

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Thursday, July 22, 2004 at 8 PM

    United's Thursdays

    Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Ave. Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    ILAN VOLKOV, conductor

    ANDREAS HAEFLIGER, piano

    JOANNE PEARCE MARTIN and GLORIA CHENG, pianos

    NELL SNAIDAS and CATHERINE WEBSTER, sopranos

    KIMBERLY GRATLAND JAMES, mezzo-soprano

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor"

    ADAMS Grand Pianola Music

    July 20 Media support provided by K-MOZART
    July 22 Sponsored by United Airlines; media support provided by K-MOZART

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