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  • Bramwell Tovey Leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Final Week of the Hollywood Bowl’s Tuesday/Thursday Classical Series
  • Sep. 8, 2009
  • LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour Solos in the Tuesday Program and the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Tenor James Taylor Join for the Thursday Program


    September 8 Media Sponsor: KUSC

    Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl Bramwell Tovey concludes the LA Phil summer classical season, with a British-focused program, Tuesday, September 8, at 8 p.m., and Berlioz’s Requiem, Thursday, September 10, at 8 p.m.

    The Tuesday concert opens with Tovey leading a program showcasing Percy Grainger’s The Warriors, a piece last heard at the Bowl in 1928, when the composer himself conducted. The works of three British composers – Elgar, Vaughan Williams and Britten – round out the program that includes Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes from the opera Peter Grimes. Additionally, LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour performs Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending as well as three world-premiere arrangements (by Tovey) of Elgar’s La Capricieuse, Chanson de Nuit, and Mazurka, Op. 10, No. 1, commissioned by the LA Phil. For Thursday’s program, Tovey is joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and tenor James Taylor in Berlioz’ monumental Requiem.

    Bramwell Tovey, appointed Principal Guest Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007, concludes his second year in the post. He returns in the 2009/10 season to lead the LA Phil in a subscription concert series, January 7-8 and 10, 2010, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Martin Chalifour, who has served as the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Principal Concertmaster since 1995, is also a professor at the University of Southern California’s School of Music. He, along with Philharmonic colleagues, Joanne Pearce Martin and Peter Stumpf (classmates from the Curtis Institute of Music) have joined forces to form the Los Angeles Philharmonic Trio.

    Tenor James Taylor is one of the most sought after Bach Evangelists in the world today. His repertoire ranges from the Renaissance to the 21st century. The Houston-born Fulbright scholar can be heard on more than 30 recordings.

    The Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Music Director Grant Gershon, is entering its 46th season, its seventh season as Walt Disney Concert Hall’s resident chorus, in the fall of 2009.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. The 2004 season introduced audiences to a revitalized Hollywood Bowl, featuring a newly-constructed shell and stage and the addition of four stadium screens enhancing stage views in the venue. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 42nd season. In January 2009, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the fifth year in a row at the 20th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards; the Bowl's summer music festival has become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers, and Disneyland.


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    BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor


    ELGAR Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1

    VAUGHAN WILLIAMS The Lark Ascending

    ELGAR/TOVEY La Capricieuse, Chanson de Nuit, Mazurka, Op. 10, No. 1 (world premiere of new arrangements, LAPA commission)

    BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes

    GRAINGER The Warriors

    September 8 Media Sponsor: KUSC



    BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor

    JAMES TAYLOR, tenor

    LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE, Grant Gershon, music director

    BERLIOZ Requiem

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