BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA, CHANTICLEER, LILA DOWNS, EMMYLOU HARRIS AND BUDDY MILLER, MANHATTAN TRANSFER, HARRY SHEARER, JUDITH OWEN, AND LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PERFORM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Rings in 2006 With Two Swingin’ New Year’s Eve Concerts
Deck the Hall Highlights:
Special Christmas Concert with Emmylou Harris and Buddy Miller
Sing-Along at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Harry Shearer and Judith Owen
Break from Holiday Tradition with Peter Schickele Meets P.D.Q. Bach
Alexander Mickelthwate conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic in ‘Twas the Week Before Christmas
Chanticleer Returns for Unique Christmas Performance
Manhattan Transfer Delivers Finger Snappin’ Holiday Sounds
Celebrate with Lila Downs and Calexico
The Blind Boys of Alabama Belt Out Christmas Classics
Jump-Start 2006 with Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s New Year’s Eve Show
Whether seeking comfort and joy, in need of camaraderie and a good laugh, or making plans to ring in 2006, the yuletide spirit fills Walt Disney Concert Hall beginning Monday, December 12, and continues through New Year’s Eve as the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association follows up last year’s sold-out holiday concert series with Deck the Hall, festive programming that features nine performances over a two-week period before Christmas – plus two performances on New Year’s Eve – and offers an incredible array of artists bringing their personal touch to the season.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
All concerts take place at WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Deck the Hall – Holiday Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall
Monday, December 12, 2005, at 8 PM
Light of the Stable: Christmas with Emmylou Harris
Emmylou Harris, vocalist
Buddy Miller, guitar
Joined by illustrious guitarist Buddy Miller, the mesmerizing and lonesome vocals of Emmylou Harris resonate with holiday spirit in this specially-created Christmas show. Harris, a legend in country, folk, and pop, remains an innovator in her vocal style and gift for discovering the heart of a song. Light of the Stable: Christmas with Emmylou Harris is sponsored by Smith Barney.
Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at 8 PM
Judith Owens, special guest
Harry Shearer, special guest
Here’s your chance to sing at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Hosted by the husband-and-wife team of Welsh chanteuse Judith Owen and Harry Shearer (The Simpsons, Le Show), this family sing-along will have audiences belting out all the holiday favorites. Special surprise guests, the spectacular Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, and a full choir round out the yuletide evening. Lyric sheets will be provided to the audience.
Friday, December 16, 2005, at 8 PM
Peter Schickele meets P.D.Q. Bach
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Joana Carneiro, conductor
Peter Schickele, special guest
David Düsing, tenor
Michèle Eaton, soprano
Take a break from traditional holiday fare for something completely different as Peter Schickele, the composer, performer and satirist best known as the tireless rehabilitator of (the fictional) P.D.Q. Bach (1807-1742?), gleefully skewers the conventions of classical music through his own brands of concert hall antics and musical mayhem in his program, P.D.Q. Bach: The Vegas Years. Peter Schickele meets P.D.Q. Bach is sponsored by Acura.
Saturday, December 17, 2005, at 2 PM
Sunday, December 18, 2005, at 7:30 PM
‘Twas the Week Before Christmas
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Alexander Mickelthwate, conductor
Additional artists to be announced
Songs of the season, traditional carols, and glorious orchestral music of the holidays. This family-oriented concert features singers, choruses, and exactly the right amount of holiday cheer for yuletide celebrations.
Tuesday, December 20, 2005, at 8 PM
Christmas with Chanticleer
The internationally renowned twelve-member “orchestra of voices” returns with another unique and wide-ranging Christmas program that encompasses everything from Renaissance to venturesome new music and from carols to spirituals.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at 8 PM
The Manhattan Transfer Christmas
The Manhattan Transfer
Jazz vocal group The Manhattan Transfer brings a pop-bop sound to the holidays for this evening of cheer, enriched by additional horns and strings.
Thursday, December 22, 2005, at 8 PM
A Latin Christmas
Lila Downs, vocalist
Calexico and Mariachi Luz de Luna
Folkloric Mexican vocalist Lila Downs embodies the peaceful holiday spirit through the enchanting heart, soul and beauty of her music. Mariachi Luz de Luna performs traditional Mexican music. A Latin Christmas is sponsored by Robinsons-May and presented in association with KCRW 89.9 FM.
Friday, December 23, 2005, at 8 PM
Go Tell It on the Mountain
The Blind Boys of Alabama
Building on their 60-year history, legendary gospel group The Blind Boys of Alabama belt out their rousing and spiritual renditions of carols, hymns, and pop standards. Go Tell It on the Mountain is sponsored by Acura.
Saturday, December 31, 2005, at 7 PM
Saturday, December 31, 2005, at 10:30 PM
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Ring in 2006 with the jumpin’ and jivin’ sounds of L.A.’s own “Kings of Swing.” This rollicking big band will make it another unforgettable New Year’s Eve at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Sponsored by Acura.
Tickets ($10-$150) 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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Adam Crane, 213.972.3422; Cathy Williams, 213.972.3689