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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Presents Chamber Music Society Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Nov. 25, 2008
  • Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Perform a Program of Works by Martinu, Poulenc and Chausson

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008, AT 8 PM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic spotlights members of the LA Phil in its second Chamber Music Society series concert of the 2008/09 season, Tuesday, November 25, at 8 p.m., at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program begins with Martinu's lively Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H. 327, performed by Robert Thies, piano, and LA Phil musicians Michele Bovyer, violin, and Serge Oskotsky, cello. Poulenc's carefree and rambunctious Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano follows, featuring LA Phil musicians Anne Marie Gabriele, oboe, Shawn Mouser, bassoon, and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano; and Chausson's dark Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3 concludes the evening, performed by LA Phil musicians Martin Chalifour, violin, Peter Stumpf, cello, and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano.

    The three composers featured on the program all shared a propensity for depression sometimes belied, but often exposed, in their music. As with most of Martinu’s works, his Piano Trio No. 2 exudes a shining energy, but it also carries an underlying heaviness and anxiety which could be attributed to the composer’s depressed state of mind at the time he wrote it. The mostly-self-taught Poulenc who suffered from fits of manic-depression, reveals a brilliant optimism in his Trio for Oboe, Bassoon and Piano. Chausson’s melancholy nature is reflected in the fundamental gloominess of his Piano Trio in G minor.

    The LA PHIL's Chamber Music Society’s 2008/09 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall is comprised of two series of four concerts performed by members of the orchestra with distinguished guest artists. Upcoming programs are February 3, 2009, with guest Yuja Wang, piano; February 24, with members of the LA Phil; March 17, with guest Kate Royal, soprano; March 31 and April 28 with members of the LA Phil; and May 26, with guest Christoph Eschenbach, piano.

    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.


    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2008, AT 8 PM


    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles



    MARTINU Piano Trio No. 2 in D minor, H. 327

    MICHELE BOVYER, violin


    ROBERT THIES, piano

    POULENC Trio for Oboe, Bassoon, and Piano


    SHAWN MOUSER, bassoon


    CHAUSSON Piano Trio in G minor, Op. 3


    PETER STUMPF, cello


    Tickets ($24 - $49) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card by phone 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 information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Lisa White,, 213.972.3408; Photos: 213.972.3034