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  • DAVID ZINMAN CONDUCTS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN WORKS BY LIADOV, PROKOFIEV, AND TCHAIKOVSKY
  • Mar. 18, 2005
  • Cellist Truls Mørk is the Featured Soloist


    FRIDAY, MARCH 18, AT 8 PM, First Nights Series Continues

    SATURDAY, MARCH 19, AT 8 PM and SUNDAY, MARCH 20, AT 2 PM


    First Nights is generously supported by the James Irvine Foundation

    March 19 Concert Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    David Zinman, Music Director of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, returns to Los Angeles to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in three all-Russian programs at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday and Saturday, March 18 and 19, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 20, at 2 p.m. The Friday performance, part of the Philharmonic's First Nights series, features Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante, Op. 125, preceded by a theatrical event, directed by John de Lancie, that recreates the historical and cultural context of the work's composition.

    The Saturday and Sunday programs include Liadov's Kikimora, Op. 63, Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante, Op. 125, and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 2 in C minor Op. 17, Little Russian. All performances of Prokofiev's Sinfonia concertante, Op. 125, feature cellist Truls Mørk.

    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.

    DAVID ZINMAN is in his tenth season as Music Director of the Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra, a post he took up in 1995. In 1998 he completed a highly successful 13-year tenure as Music Director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Also in 1998, he became Music Director of the Aspen Music Festival and School, where he is also Program Director of the newly formed American Academy of Conducting. Before his tenure with the Baltimore Symphony, Zinman served as Music Director of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra (1964-77), the Rochester Philharmonic (1974-85), and the Rotterdam Philharmonic (1979-82). Zinman's directorships have been distinguished by his programming of broad repertoire, his commitment to the performance of contemporary music, and his historically informed performance practice. Zinman's more than 80 recordings have earned numerous international honors, including five Grammy awards, two Grand Prix du Disque, and two Edison Prizes.

    TRULS MØRK's reputation as a cellist of fierce intensity and grace rests on performances with the world's major orchestras and his work as a collaborative artist in the recital halls of Europe and North America. Performances this season include appearances with the Munich Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Oslo Philharmonic, The Philadelphia Orchestra, BBC Symphony, and Staatskapelle Dresden. He also will perform and record Beethoven's Triple Concerto with Gil Shaham and Yefim Bronfman with the Zürich Tonhalle and David Zinman, and the Beethoven Septet with Gil Shaham and members of the Tonhalle. A committed performer of contemporary music, Mørk premiered Krzysztof Penderecki's Concerto for Three Cellos with NHK Symphony Orchestra under Charles Dutoit (2001), Haflidi Hallgrimsson's Cello Concerto, and Aaron Jay Kernis's Colored Field.

    Actor, producer, and director JOHN de LANCIE is well-known for his work in television, film, and theater, and on the concert stage. His film credits include Patient 14, Woman on Top, The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, The Fisher King, and many others. He has appeared in celebrated television shows including The West Wing, L.A. Law, The Practice, and Star Trek. He has been a member of the American Shakespeare Festival, the Seattle Repertory Company, South Coast Repertory, and the Mark Taper Forum. De Lancie's has narrated such works as A Lincoln Portrait, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, The Soldier's Tale, and Peter and the Wolf with orchestra.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    FRIDAY, MARCH 18 AT 8 PM

    -FIRST NIGHTS-

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    David Zinman, conductor

    Truls Mørk, cello

    John de Lancie, writer/director

    PROKOFIEV Sinfonia concertante

    SATURDAY, MARCH 19 AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, MARCH 20 AT 2 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    David Zinman, conductor

    Truls Mørk, cello

    LIADOV Kikimora

    PROKOFIEV Sinfonia concertante

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, "Little Russian"

    First Nights Series is generously supported by the James Irvine Foundation

    March 19 Concert Sponsored by Merrill Lynch

    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.

    Tickets ($15 - $125) 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. When available, choral bench seats ($15), will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Recital, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. 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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