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  • Conductor Christoph Eschenbach Leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Four Performances of DvorÁK&Rsquo;S Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 9 at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Oct. 29, 2009
  • Violinist Christian Tetzlaff Plays Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009, AT 8 PM
    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009, AT 8 PM
    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009, AT 2 PM
    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009, AT 2 PM

    October 29 Media Sponsor: Los Angeles Magazine

    Christoph Eschenbach, one of today’s foremost international conductors, leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in four performances featuring two works by Antonín Dvorák – the exuberant Carnival Overture and the nostalgia-laced Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World” – at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Thursday and Friday, October 29 and 30, at 8 p.m. , as well as Saturday and Sunday, October 31, and November 1, at 2 p.m. Renowned German violinist Christian Tetzlaff joins Eschenbach and the LA Phil for Karol Szymanowski’s Violin Concerto No. 1, Op. 35, arguably the first great violin concerto of the 20th century.

    Now in his 10th and final season as music director of the Orchestre de Paris, Christoph Eschenbach is in demand as a distinguished guest conductor with the finest orchestras and opera houses throughout the world. Acclaimed for his creative insight and dynamic energy as a conductor and collaborator, he also is well known as a champion of young musicians. Eschenbach is currently Music Director Designate of the National Symphony Orchestra, as well as Music Director Designate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. He assumes these posts beginning with the 2010/11 season, and already plays a key role in planning future seasons, international festivals and special projects for these two prestigious institutions.

    Christian Tetzlaff is internationally recognized as one of the most important violinists of his generation. His musical integrity, technical assurance and intelligent, compelling interpretations have set the standards by which violin performances are measured. In honor of his artistic achievements, Musical America named Tetzlaff “Instrumentalist of the Year” in 2005.

    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live pre-performance discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations 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 concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2009, AT 8 PM

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2009, AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009, AT 2 PM

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009, AT 2 PM


    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles



    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, conductor

    CHRISTIAN TETZLAFF, violin



    DVORÁK Carnival Overture

    SZYMANOWSKI Violin Concerto No. 1, Op.35

    DVORÁK Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 95, “From the New World”



    October 29 Media Sponsor: Los Angeles Magazine

    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live pre-performance discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.

    Tickets ($42 - $160) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($17) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Series, 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 information, please call 323.850.2000.

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