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It’s that time of year again.
It’s the time of year when cellos, basses and percussion are packed into road cases, when instrument cases are lovingly carried onto airplanes, when the orchestra staff scrambles to make arrangements and the LA Phil heads out on the road to take its unique brand of innovative, daring and classic programming to audiences worldwide.
It’s tour time again.
From March 11 through the 29th, the orchestra will be journeying across the pond – and back – with three programs that only the LA Phil can put together. It’s a mix of old and new, known and unknown and, most importantly, a showcase for what people are calling “the most creative orchestra in the US.” And you can join us in London, Lucerne, Paris and New York by following along, right here, with the 2013 Tour Blog.
Between the European premiere of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary, Stravinsky’s Firebird in 4 cities, a signature LA Phil Green Umbrella concert in London and performances at New York’s legendary Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center, there’s plenty to keep up with. You’ll see all the moving parts that go into mounting a massive tour for a full orchestra. You’ll hear from orchestra members about what it’s like to leave the sonically unique confines of Walt Disney Concert Hall. And you’ll learn about how the LA Phil’s signature YOLA program has become the model for youth music education worldwide as ten young musicians from that program accompany the orchestra to London to participate in the LA Phil’s International Residency and Future Play Symposium at London's Barbican Centre.
All this and more to come on the 2013 Tour Blog – so keep checking in!