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“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
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.
Sat Apr 5 & 12 11am
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.
Tue Apr 8 8pm
Dive deep into Minimalism! For a second time, the LA Phil is the only major orchestra to take stock of this radical new approach to composing, performing, and listening to music.
Wed Apr 9 8pm
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.
Fri-Sat Apr 11-12 8pm,
Sun Apr 13 2pm
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.
Thu Apr 17 8pm, Sat Apr 19 8pm
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.
Fri Apr 18 8pm
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.
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
sun mar 16 7pm, sat mar 22 2pm
long beach opera
longbeachopera.org • 562.432.5934
sat apr 5 1-5pm, sat apr 12 1-5pm
hammer.ucla.edu • 310.443.7000
sat apr 5 8pm
First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica
jacarandamusic.tix.com • 800.595.4TIX
sun apr 6 7pm
los angeles master chorale
Walt Disney Concert Hall
lamc.org • 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
musiccenter.org • 213.972.0711
sun apr 13 2pm
areté vocal ensemble
California Lutheran University, Samuelson Chapel
aretevocalensemble.org • 805.493.3308
wed apr 16 8pm
the colburn school
colburnschool.edu • 213.621.1050
sat may 3 5pm
center for the art of performance at ucla
cap.ucla.edu • 310.825.2101
sun may 4 2pm
music @ boston court
Boston Court Performing Arts Center
bostoncourt.org • 626.683.6883