Skip to page content
  • WDCH
  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS CONCRETE FREQUENCY
  • Jan. 4, 2008
  • TWO-WEEK MULTI-DISCIPLINARY FESTIVAL OFFERS A DYNAMIC LOOK AT HOW CITIES AND MUSIC DEFINE EACH OTHER

    JANUARY 4 – 17, 2008

    The National Endowment for the Arts and The James Irvine Foundation are Sponsors for the Concrete Frequency Festival Concerts
    Acura is the Sponsor for the January 5 Concert – All Acura Vehicles Park Free for the Evening

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music are Sponsors
    for the January 12 and 13 Concerts

    89.9 KCRW is the Media Sponsor for Concrete Frequency

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Concrete Frequency festival – a multi-disciplinary series of events – offers a probing exploration and celebration of the elements that define a city and how they are affected by, and reflected in, music. The unique examination of the relationship between music and the urban environment includes three orchestral programs, an electronic concert and a singer/songwriter program, enhanced by a film series, an art exhibition and a thought-provoking symposium. The two-week event begins with a Casual Fridays performance featuring Festival Director David Robertson conducting the Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday, January 4, at 8 p.m., and wraps up Thursday, January 17, at 9 p.m., with the special event – Man-Machine in the Digital City, featuring Tokyo’s Cornelius and British techno duo Plaid.

    Robertson curates this exploration of music and its environment through the orchestral programs, ranging from a look at how society views a city and how that view has changed, to the examination of silence, to the dueling ideas of modernity and nostalgia. Concrete Frequency features works by such composers as Copland, Crumb, Zappa and Varèse; the Philharmonic debut of guest trumpeters Alison Balsom and Gabriele Cassone; and the world premiere of Dystopia, the Philharmonic-commissioned collaboration by composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison that explores Los Angeles in music and imagery. Additionally during the festival, the Philharmonic offers a singer/songwriter program and an electronic concert – Songs of the City and Man-Machine in the Digital Age – that celebrate the symbiotic relationship between music and the environment.

    Other ancillary events include a symposium featuring world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and Robertson as special guests during afternoon sessions that explore various elements of our built environment, and film screenings at ArcLight Cinemas of Metropolis, Taxi Driver and A Clockwork Orange. Each film is followed by a Q&A moderated by Daily Variety contributor Jon Burlingame and featuring other special guests.

    Complete festival programming is as follows:

    Orchestral Programs
    The festival launches with a Casual Fridays performance featuring a suite from Copland’s film score for The City (a 1939 perspective on four kinds of cities, screened with live accompaniment) and Varèse’s overwhelming Amériques, Friday, January 4, at 8 p.m. Immediately following the performance is the free late-night Concrete Frequency Kick-Off event that fills the alternate spaces of Walt Disney Concert Hall with music provided by KCRW’s Jason Bentley, art exhibitions, film and dance inspired by the sights, sounds and soul of Los Angeles, from 9 p.m. to midnight.

    LA Phil Casual Fridays series concerts, which encourage audience and orchestra members to attend attired in comfortable clothes, are shorter programs without intermission and feature free pre-concert and post-concert activities for all ticket-holders to enjoy. The pre-concert options which occur one hour before the performance include an Upbeat Live event in BP Hall or a cocktail pre-party in the Walt Disney Concert Hall gardens. The Casual Fridays post-concert activities for January 4 include a TalkBack discussion with musicians held on stage after the performance and the Concrete Frequency Kick-Off Event.

    Robertson and the Philharmonic explore how the view of a city has changed, from dangerous and in decline to vibrant and full of opportunity, through Copland’s Suite from The City, Crumb’s A Haunted Landscape, Zappa’s Dupree’s Paradise and Varèse’s Amériques, Saturday, January 5, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, January 6, at 2 p.m.

    The Philharmonic performs Berio’s Sequenza X, Ives’ Central Park in the Dark, Feldman’s Turfan Fragments, Benjamin’s Palimpsests and Zimmermann’s “Nobody knows de trouble I see,” all depicting the idea of silence - and the absence of it - in an environment that is over-stimulated, along with the loneliness of an individual in a densely populated urban setting. Guest trumpeters Alison Balsom and Gabriele Cassone make their Philharmonic debuts in the Zimmermann and Berio works respectively, Thursday and Friday, January 10 and 11, at 8 p.m.

    The irreconcilable ideas of modernity and nostalgia are the focus of the festival’s third orchestral program, represented by Boulez’ revolutionary …explosante-fixe… and the world premiere of Dystopia, a major new Philharmonic-commissioned work exploring Los Angeles in music and imagery from around the city by composer Michael Gordon and filmmaker Bill Morrison, Saturday, January 12, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, January 13, at 2 p.m.

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in BP Hall one hour prior to the orchestral concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders. UCLA Associate Musicology Professor Robert Fink hosts.

    Singer/Songwriter Program
    The singer/songwriter program, Songs of the City, features artists who express how music has provided them, as city dwellers, an outlet for their joy, urgency, depression and heartache. Using music as expression for their unique urban experiences, Marc Bianchi (Her Space Holiday; xoxo, panda), Biirdie, Franklin Bruno, Zooey Deschanel, John Doe (from X), Inara George (The Bird and the Bee), Stevie Jackson (Belle and Sebastian), Sondre Lerche, Kyp Malone (TV on the Radio), Bob Mould, Zach Rogue (Rogue Wave), Daniel Rossen (Grizzly Bear) and additional special guests, each give a stripped-down, heartfelt performance that portrays their mobile, civic existence, Tuesday, January 8, at 8 p.m.

    Electronic Concert
    Concrete Frequency closes on an electronic note with Man-Machine in the Digital City. This visual and sonic experience features Tokyo’s Cornelius who delivers electronic psychedelia while dissecting layers of technology, urban culture and pop music. Going beyond techno, British pop duo Plaid produces digitalized abstract musical art from ominous cackles to beat-heavy melodies. This rare, live performance features cut-up sonic assemblages and wildly experimental visuals, Thursday, January 17, at 9 p.m.

    Film Screenings
    Metropolis, Q&A to follow with Daily Variety contributor Jon Burlingame and special guest, at ArcLight Theater Monday, January 7, at 8 p.m.

    Taxi Driver, Q&A to follow with moderator Burlingame and Emmy-nominated television producer and award-winning author of A Heart at Fire’s Center: The Life of Bernard Herrmann, Steve C. Smith, Monday, January 14, at 8 p.m.

    A Clockwork Orange, Q&A to follow with Burlingame and Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker and A Clockwork Orange DVD commentator Nick Redman, Tuesday, January 15, at 8 p.m.

    Symposium
    Frank Gehry and David Robertson are special guest panelists during afternoon symposium sessions that explore various elements of our built environment, Saturday, January 5, from 2 to 6 p.m.

    American conductor, DAVID ROBERTSON has established himself as one of today’s most sought after conductors, recognized for his consummate musicianship, dynamic presence and imaginative programming that has charmed musicians and audiences worldwide. Combining passion and intellect with an extensive knowledge of orchestral and operatic repertoire, he has been hailed as much for his technical and interpretive mastery as for his versatility. Fall 2007 finds Robertson embarking on his third season as Music Director of the 128-year-old Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, while continuing as Principal Guest Conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra, a post to which he was appointed in 2005. In addition to his commitments with the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra, Robertson continues to guest conduct nationally and internationally. Highlights of the 2007/08 season include bringing the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra to Carnegie Hall for two concerts as well as his performances with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera. Internationally, Robertson will lead the BBC Symphony Orchestra in two audio-visual concerts that will be broadcast on BBC4 Classical Music TV. A recognized expert in 20th and 21st-century music with extensive international conducting credits, Robertson has held several posts abroad. Prior to his Saint Louis Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestra appointments, Robertson was the first artist ever to simultaneously hold the posts of Music Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon and Artistic Director of that city’s Auditorium. He also was Music Director of the Ensemble Intercontemporain in Paris, of which Pierre Boulez is Honorary President, and resident conductor of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Equally successful on the operatic scene, his repertoire comprises more than 45 operas. Robertson has made numerous recordings for the Sony Classical, Naive, EMI/Virgin Classics, Deutsche Grammophon, Atlantic/Erato, Nuema, Ades Valois and Naxos labels. Hailed “a natural teacher” by The New York Times, Robertson has devoted time throughout his career working with students and young artists. Born in Santa Monica, California, he was educated at London’s Royal Academy of Music, where he studied French horn and composition before turning to orchestral conducting. Robertson is the recipient of Columbia University’s 2006 Ditson Conductor’s Award, and he and the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra received the ASCAP Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming for the 2005/06 season from the American Symphony Orchestra League. Musical America named him Conductor of the Year for 2000. In 1997, Mr. Robertson received the Seaver/National Endowment for the Arts Conductors Award, the premier prize of its kind, given to exceptionally-gifted American conductors; in May 2007, he was granted an honorary doctorate from Maryville University.

    A highly-acclaimed artist, ALISON BALSOM was named Best Young British Performer at the 2006 Classical Brit Awards and was honored with the Classic FM Listener’s Award at the September 2006 Gramophone Awards. The Echo Klassik Awards recently hailed her “Rising Artist of the Year 2007.” Balsom’s debut CD under EMI Classics, for whom she records exclusively, was released in 2002, followed by her internationally-acclaimed CD Bach: Trumpet and Organ in 2005. Her latest CD, Caprice, was released in September 2006, to further critical acclaim. Until recently Balsom was a member of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Artists scheme, during which she gave concerts at Wigmore Hall and all of the BBC orchestra. The summer of 2006 saw her take part in BBC’s celebrated “Last Night of the Proms” in London’s Hyde Park. In May 2007, Balsom made her New York debut with further appearances at Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, the Prague Spring Festival and Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall. Additional highlights include performances with the Milwaukee Symphony, Chicago Sinfonietta, Camerata Salzburg, Hong Kong Philharmonic and Orchestre de Paris. Balsom studied trumpet at the Guildhall School of Music, the Paris Conservatoire and with Håkan Hardenberger. She was previously a member of the Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra and the National Youth Orchestra of Britain. Balsom was a concerto finalist in the BBC Young Musicians Competition in 1998, and received the Feeling Musique Prize for quality of sound in the 4th Maurice André International Trumpet Competition. She was recently appointed Visiting Professor of Trumpet to the Guildhall School of Music.

    MARC BIANCHI began recording under the moniker Her Space Holiday in 1996 after being approached to do a 12” EP by Chocolate River Industries. Prior to that, his main focus was spent on releasing other artists’ albums – Flowchart, Orange Cake Mix, Aspera, etc. – on his now defunct AudioInformationPhenomena label. Since the release of the Audio Astronomy EP, HSH has worked with a handful of different labels including Tigerstyle, No Karma, Motorway, Clover, Brave Noise, Skylab Operations and Mush. Over the past eight years HSH has toured the world with such artists as Bright Eyes, The Faint, Pinback, Bob Mould, American Analog Set, and done remix work for REM, Elastica, Duster, The Faint, American Analog Set and many others. The release of 2003's The Young Machines (mush/wichita,v2/& records) reached No. 2 on CMJ's top 200 and garnered critical success in the music industry; even the 2004 Polish Idol winner Monika Brodka covered HSH's "My Boy Friend's Girlfriend" earning her the Polish equivalent to a Grammy for "Debut Single of the Year." After living in Austin, Texas, for nearly three years, Bianchi returned to the West Coast, settling in Northern California where he began recording tracks for his latest effort The Past Presents the Future. In extreme isolation and creative re-evaluation, the content of the Her Space Holiday sound and meaning became much broader than on his previous works. Though some of the core Her Space Holiday elements remain present – minimal guitars, string arrangements and simple beats – the lyrics have morphed from short-sided, one-person perspectives, into short stories starring characters and imagery that listeners can find in their daily lives. In addition to Her Space Holiday, Bianchi has been hard at work doing remixes, soundtracks, and venturing into film making. He is currently preparing for the 2007 album release of his other project "xoxo, panda.”

    BIIRDIE, http://www.myspace.com/biirdie

    FRANKLIN BRUNO has been recording and touring since 1990 as a member of Nothing Painted Blue and a solo artist. Civics, the debut CD by his current project The Human Hearts, was released on Tight Ship Records in 2007. Frequent collaborators include The Mountain Goats’ John Darnielle, with whom he also plays in the occasional duo The Extra Glenns, and singer/activist Jenny Toomey, who released Tempting, a songbook album of his work, in 2003. Bruno is the author of a book on Elvis Costello’s Armed Forces, in Continuum Press 33 1/3 series; his writing has also appeared in Slate, Village Voice, and Da Capos Best Music Writing series. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from UCLA, and has also taught at Pomona College, Northwestern University and Bard College, where he is currently Visiting Assistant Professor. Born and raised in Southern California’s Inland Empire, Bruno currently lives in New York’s Hudson Valley.

    GABRIELE CASSONE is world-renowned as a historical artist performing on original instruments (Baroque natural trumpet, Classical keyed trumpet, rotary valve trumpet and piston cornet) and also enjoys equal fame as a contemporary musician. Luciano Berio selected Cassone to premiere his works for solo trumpet: Sequenza X, and Kol-Od, performed with L'Ensemble Intercontemporain under the direction of Pierre Boulez. Cassone also has shared the stage with celebrated trombonist Christian Lindberg in performances of Berio's opera Cronaca del Luogo, commissioned by the Salzburg Festival. Famous international conductors have requested Cassone for performances of the most demanding trumpet repertoire; Sir John Eliot Gardiner named him principal trumpet in the English Baroque Soloists for the entire cycle of J.S. Bach's Cantatas, and for the Second Brandenburg Concerto, and Ton Koopman, director of the Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra, requested him as principal trumpet for the ensemble's recording of Cantata BWV 51 by J.S. Bach. In addition, Cassone has given solo concerts in major international theatres including the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Cité de la Musique in Paris, La Scala in Milano, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, New York's Carnegie Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London and the Vienna Konzerthaus. He is featured on more than 20 acclaimed compact disc recordings in repertoire spanning the centuries from the baroque through the contemporary era. Cassone is a professor at the Conservatory of Novara in Italy, and holds regular international masterclasses as guest professor at the Academy of S. Cecilia in Rome. He is frequently featured as guest lecturer and teacher at masterclasses throughout Europe and in the United States, and is a regular jury member at prestigious international competitions throughout the world.

    CORNELIUS is the brainchild of Japanese multi-instrumentalist Keigo Oyamada. A performing musician since his teens, this son of a famous Japanese crooner created his creative alter-ego in the early 1990's from the ashes of his previous project, Flipper's Guitar. With the 1997 release of Fantasma, Cornelius gained international recognition for his cut-and-paste style reminiscent of American counterparts Beck and The Beastie Boys. Called a "modern day Brian Wilson" for his orchestral-style arrangements, Cornelius subsequently became one of the most sought-after producer/remixers in the world, working with artists ranging from Blur and Beck, to Sting, KD Lang and James Brown. With 2002's Point, Cornelius' music took a quantum shift, going from electronic-based to looping organic sounds, creating lush soundscapes. The year 2007 brought this philosophy to an even higher level with the release of Sensuous. Cornelius’ live shows are known around the world for its visuals, custom lighting that doesn't simply augment the performance, but becomes another instrument within it, and a full band of equally talented and diverse players.

    ZOOEY DESCHANEL, http://www.myspace.com/zooeydeschanel

    INARA GEORGE (The Bird and the Bee), http://www.myspace.com/inarageorge

    MICHAEL GORDON’s compositions demonstrate a deep exploration into the possibilities and nature of rhythm and what happens when rhythms are piled on top of each other, creating a glorious confusion. Gordon's interest in adding dimensionality to the concert experience has led to frequent collaborations with other artists. In Decasia, a multimedia orchestral work with films by Bill Morrison and spectacle by Ridge Theater, the audience stands in the middle of a three-tiered, triangular structure surrounded by 55 musicians and large projection screens. Decasia was featured at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Minimalist Jukebox Festival in 2006. His work Gotham explores the rich imagery of New York City with large sonic textures and Morrison's stunning film employing vintage footage. Gordon's other orchestral works include Rewriting Beethoven's Seventh Symphony - a radical reworking of the original, commissioned by the 2006 Beethoven Festival in Bonn and premiered by Jonathon Nott and the Bamberger Symphony; and Sunshine of your Love - a sonic onslaught for more than 100 instruments divided into four microtonally tuned groups - that toured to seven European capitals in 1999. His interest in the mysterious line between dissonance and consonance has lead him to create works that distort traditional classical instruments with electronic effects and guitar pedals, including Potassium for Kronos and Industry for cellist Maya Beiser. Works for music theater and opera include What To Wear - his recent collaboration with director Richard Foreman, which recently premiered at the RedCat Theater in Los Angeles. Gordon’s recordings include Light is Calling (Nonesuch) which was named one of the top CDs of 2004 by The New York Times, Weather (Nonesuch), an hour-long work for strings performed by Ensemble Resonanz, and Trance (Cantaloupe), for the dynamic British group Icebreaker. His music has been used by a wide spectrum of dance companies including the Royal Ballet, the Stuttgart Ballet, Wayne McGregor/Random Dance Company and Emio Greco/PC. Upcoming projects include Lighting at our feet, a music/theaterwork in collaboration with Ridge Theater based on the words of Emily Dickinson; and popopera, a collaboration with the Dutch-based dance troupe Emio Greco/PC. Gordon is co-founder of the internationally-acclaimed music collective Bang on a Can.

    STEVIE JACKSON, http://www.myspace.com/thebandbelleandsebastian

    SONDRE LERCHE, http://www.myspace.com/sondrelerche

    KYP MALONE, http://www.tvontheradio.com/

    BILL MORRISON’s work has been screened at film festivals, museums and concert halls worldwide, including BAM, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, MoMA, Tate Modern, Royal Festival Hall, Rotterdam, Sundance and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Decasia, his feature length collaboration with composer Michael Gordon, has been called “the most widely acclaimed American avant-garde film of the fin-de-siècle” (J. Hoberman, Village Voice). In addition to his ongoing collaborations with Gordon, Morrison has created films for large-scale multimedia performances of the music of John Adams, Gavin Bryars, Bill Frisell, Henryk Gorecki, David Lang, Harry Partch, Steve Reich and Julia Wolfe. His work with Ridge Theater has been recognized with two DTW Bessie Awards, and an Obie Award for collaborative design. Morrison is a Guggenheim fellow, and has received the Alpert Award, and fellowships from Creative Capital, the Foundation for Contemporary Art and the National Endowment for the Arts.

    BOB MOULD, http://www.myspace.com/bobmould

    Flutist EMMANUELLE OPHÈLE began her musical studies at l’École de Musique d’Angoulême, where she studied with Jean Pierre Chambon. At age 13, she studied with Patrick Gallois and Ida Ribera, and later with Michel Debost at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, where she earned their top performing honors. At the age of 20, Ophèle joined the Ensemble Intercontemporain, the world-renowned new music ensemble. Focusing on modern composers and music, she has performed new music works in France and abroad including La Partition du ciel et de l’enfer (The Partition of Heaven and Hell) by Philippe Manoury, Congruences by Michael Jarrell, and Abysses by Helena Tulve. She has also recorded Explosante fixe for Deutsche Grammophon under the direction of its composer Pierre Boulez. Ophèle has performed both as a soloist as well as with ensemble throughout the great halls of the world, such as the Berlin Philharmonie, the Cologne Philharmonie, La Scala in Milan, the Sydney Opera House, the Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, and the Culture and Congress Centre of Lucerne. Additionally, Ophèle is strongly committed to the field of chamber music. In 2004, she founded, along with Ghislaine Petit Volta, harp, and Odile Auboin, viola, the Trio Antara. Their programs mix transcriptions and works ranging from Rameau to Matalon to Mendelssohn and Debussy. Tenured with a Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Ophèle currently teaches at the Conservatoire de Montreuil-sous-Bois. Her teaching area consists of an extensive repertoire, ranging from baroque to contemporary music in addition to jazz and improvisation. Ophèle is frequently invited to teach at many renowned conservatories and academies such as Musicalta, Lucerne and Aix en Provence.

    PLAID has a solid reputation that was sown through their previous incarnation The Black Dog, whose flowing techno masterpieces riddled with mythological references still command reverence today. In 1996, Ed Handley and Andy Turner cut loose from the dog and ventured forth as Plaid. Their now stalwart fan base continues to swell across the globe. In 2006, Plaid and video artist Bob Jaroc released a 5.1 surround sound audio/visual album entitled Greedy Baby. Developed over four years, Greedy Baby marks a pioneering process with tracks and video passing back and forth, inspiring and informing either parties work in an aesthetic exchange. Greedy Baby, a moody body of work, is also a live touring show, precursors of which have only been performed four times; it first showcased at the Ether Festival at the QEH in 2004, and such was the reaction they were called back immediately to perform again (a first for Ether), selling the show out on both occasions. This rapturous response lead to them being chosen to open the first festival of music and film at the Imax Waterloo, Optronica, in 2006.

    ZACH ROGUE (Rogue Wave), http://www.myspace.com/roguewave

    DANIEL ROSSEN (Grizzly Bear), http://www.myspace.com/grizzlybear

    The LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ASSOCIATION, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music — Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008 – THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    CONCRETE FREQUENCY

    CASUAL FRIDAYS
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 2008, at 8 PM
    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    DAVID ROBERTSON, conductor
    COPLAND Suite from The City (with film accompaniment), created by Jonathan Sheffer, by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes)

    VARÈSE Amériques

    LA Phil Casual Fridays series programs offer pre- and post-concert events that are free to all ticket-holders. They include Upbeat Live, which occurs one hour before the performance in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall or a cocktail pre-party in the Walt Disney Concert Hall gardens. The Casual Fridays post-concert activities for January 4 include a TalkBack discussion with musicians held on stage after the performance and the Concrete Frequency Kick-Off Event.

    CONCRETE FREQUENCY KICK-OFF EVENT

    Friday, January 4, 2008, 9 PM - midnight

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2008, at 8 PM
    SUNDAY, JANUARY 6, 2008, at 2 PM
    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    DAVID ROBERTSON, conductor
    COPLAND Suite from The City (with film accompaniment), created by Jonathan Sheffer, by arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes)
    ZAPPA Dupree’s Paradise
    CRUMB A Haunted Landscape
    VARÈSE Amériques

    SONGS OF THE CITY
    TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2008, at 8 PM


    Marc Bianchi
    Biirdie
    Franklin Bruno
    Zooey Deschanel
    John Doe
    Inara George
    Stevie Jackson
    Sondre Lerche
    Kyp Malone
    Bob Mould
    Zach Rogue
    Daniel Rossen
    Plus additional guests to be announced

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 2008, at 8 PM
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2008, at 8 PM
    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    DAVID ROBERTSON, conductor
    ALISON BALSOM, trumpet
    GABRIELE CASSONE, trumpet
    BERIO Sequenza X (Cassone)
    IVES Central Park in the Dark
    FELDMAN Turfan Fragments
    BENJAMIN Palimpsest I and II
    ZIMMERMANN “Nobody knows de trouble I see” for trumpet and orchestra (Balsom)

    SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2008, at 8 PM
    SUNDAY, JANUARY 13, 2008, at 2 PM
    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    DAVID ROBERTSON, conductor
    EMMANUELLE OPHÈLE, midi-flute
    BOULEZ “…explosante-fixe…”
    GORDON/MORRISON Dystopia (World Premiere)

    MAN-MACHINE IN THE DIGITAL CITY
    THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 2008, at 9 PM

    CORNELIUS
    PLAID

    FILM FESTIVAL
    ARCLIGHT CINEMAS, 6360 W. Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles

    MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 2008, at 8 PM
    Metropolis

    MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008, at 8 PM
    Taxi Driver

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 15, 2008, at 8 PM
    A Clockwork Orange

    SYMPOSIUM
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 5, 2008, 2 - 6 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    FRANK GEHRY, special guest panelist
    DAVID ROBERTSON, special guest panelist
    Other participants to be announced

    The National Endowment for the Arts and The James Irvine Foundation are sponsors for the Concrete Frequency Festival concerts.

    Acura is the sponsor for the January 5 concert – all Acura vehicles park free for the evening.

    The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the French-American Fund for Contemporary Music are sponsors for the January 12 and 13 concerts.

    89.9 KCRW is the media sponsor for Concrete Frequency.

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in BP Hall one hour prior to the orchestral concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders. UCLA Associate Musicology Professor Robert Fink hosts.

    Tickets ($40 - $142; Songs of the City: $15 - $26; Man-Machine in the Digital City: $28 - $37) are on sale now online at LAPhil.com, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, 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 10 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

    # # #

  • contact:

    Adam Crane, 213.972.3422, acrane@laphil.org; Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org; Photos: 213.972.3034