Minimalist Jukebox

“Over the past 40 years Minimalism has brought about a revolution in aesthetic sensibilities, changing the way we experience the flow of musical time and the feel of its rhythm. It has not only revitalized harmony and enabled composers to once again think big thoughts, but it has seen its influence felt in genres as far afield as rock, electronic, and film scoring.”

- John Adams, LA Phil Creative Chair

Tue-Fri Mar 18-21 7:30pm & 10:30pm

Kraftwerk 3-D Concerts

As part of the LA Phil's Minimalist Jukebox festival, electro pioneers Kraftwerk will perform eight 3-D concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall March 18-21, 2014. Each night covers one of Kraftwerk’s groundbreaking studio albums—alongside additional compositions from their back catalog. Each performance is a perfectly synchronized audio-visual spectacle, complete with new improvisations, pristine digital sound, 3-D projections and animation.

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Sat Apr 5 & 12 11am

Toyota Symphonies for Youth:
Finding Patterns in Music

Explore rhythm, repetition and other classical elements used in Minimalist music and orchestral music of today. Recommended for children ages 5 and up, and their families.

Los Angeles Philharmonic

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Tue Apr 8 8pm

Green Umbrella
Maximum Minimalism

REICH: Vermont Counterpoint
REICH: Different Trains
MCINTOSH: Silver and White
LANG: death speaks
REICH: Radio Rewrite
GREY: Awake The Machine Electric (world premiere)
MAZZOLI: Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
ADAMS: American Standard

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Wed Apr 9 8pm

Minimalist Dream House

From American pioneers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass all the way to Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, and Aphex Twin, the world’s reigning piano duo, along with guest artists, will present a bird’s eye survey of Minimalism from a keyboard perspective in three 40-minute sets. Come and go as you will. Just don’t miss it.

Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos
David Chalmin, guitar, vocals, electronics
Alexandre Maillard, bass, electronics
Raphael Séguinier, drums, electronic
Nicola Tescari, keyboards, electronics

Media sponsor: 89.3 KPCC
Colburn Celebrity Recital

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Fri-Sat Apr 11-12 8pm,
Sun Apr 13 2pm

Gordon, Riley, Adams

Renegade organist Carpenter takes the lead for the brand new concerto by Riley, the musical guru who got the Minimalist ball rolling. The concert begins with Gordon’s love-obsessed piece (based on the Cream song) and ends with Adams’ symphony-in-all-but-name, which the LA Phil commissioned, premiered and recorded.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Adams, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

GORDON: Sunshine of Your Love (U.S. premiere)
RILEY: At the Royal Majestic (world premiere)
ADAMS: Naïve and Sentimental Music

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Thu Apr 17 8pm, Sat Apr 19 8pm

Glass: the CIVIL warS–
Rome Section

Gershon leads Philip Glass’ operatic/choral music from the Rome section, the last of the five acts comprising Robert Wilson’s monumental the CIVIL warS. Among the characters in this mesmerizing rumination on war and peace are Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln, Giuseppe Garibaldi, Robert E. Lee, and Hercules.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Grant Gershon, conductor
Hila Plitmann, soprano
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
Andrew Staples, tenor
Craig Verm, baritone
Steve Pence, bass
narrators to be announced
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director

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Fri Apr 18 8pm

An Evening of Andriessen

Composed during 1984-88 by Andriessen, Europe’s leading Minimalist, this rarely performed four-part quasi-opera displays his driven, intense, in-your-face, rock-influenced, edgy, and sonically unique style. Andriessen strongly influenced New York’s Bang On A Can, including founders Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor
Susan Narucki, soprano
Marlies Heuer, speaker
Meow Meow, speaker
Alex Richardson, tenor
The Crossing

ANDRIESSEN: De Materie (Matter) (West Coast premiere)

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Upbeat Live: Pre-Concert Talks

Learn more about the music from experts, composers and performers by attending these FREE events, held in BP Hall one hour before the following performances:

April 8, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19

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Partner Presentations

sun mar 16 7pm, sat mar 22 2pm

long beach opera

Terrace Theatre

Andreas Mitisek, conductor
Jim Robinson, director
Cast includes: Robin Buck, Suzan Hanson

ADAMS: The Death of Klinghoffer • 562.432.5934

sat apr 5 1-5pm, sat apr 12 1-5pm

hammer museum

The Industry
Yuval Sharon, artistic director

RILEY: In C • 310.443.7000


sat apr 5 8pm


First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

Lyris Quartet
Calder Quartet
Mark Alan Hilt, organ/conductor
Fran Kranz, narrator
Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble

BYRNE: Knee Plays from the CIVIL warS
GLASS: Mad Rush
Music from the Paul Schrader film Mishima • 800.595.4TIX

sun apr 6 7pm

los angeles master chorale

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Grant Gershon, music director

PÉROTIN: Sederunt principles
LANG: the little match girl passion
REICH: (You Are) Variations • 213.972.7282

fri-sat apr 11-12 7:30pm, sun apr 13 2pm

glorya kaufman presents
dance at the music center

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Paul Taylor Dance Company

music by PÄRT • 213.972.0711

sun apr 13 2pm

areté vocal ensemble

California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel

Wyant Morton, conductor
Gloria Cheng, piano

music by RILEY, GLASS, REICH, ADAMS, LIGETI, MARSHALL and LANG • 805.493.3308

wed apr 16 8pm

the colburn school

Zipper Hall

John Adams, conductor
Members of the Colburn Orchestra

ADAMS: Hallelujah Junction; Gnarly Buttons; Chamber Symphony • 213.621.1050

sat may 3 5pm

center for the art of performance at ucla

Royce Hall

Philip Glass Ensemble

GLASS: Music in Twelve Parts • 310.825.2101

sun may 4 2pm

music @ boston court

Boston Court Performing Arts Center

Brent McMunn, conductor
Jessica Kubzansky, director

GLASS: The Madrigal Opera • 626.683.6883