Spirit of the Cello: Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 11:00am
Spirit of the Cello: Saturday, April 16, 2016 - 11:00am
The Los Angeles Philharmonic and an LA Phil cellist lead us on a humorous exploration of the role of the cello, through music by Handel, Haydn and Mendelssohn. Our cellist learns the true spirit of his instrument, and his cello discovers many other possibilities for making music besides being in the spotlight.
“These are musicians with the cojones to play as part of an ensemble, where the whole is more important than the parts.” - SEATTLEPI.COM
See the American Youth Symphony and the talented musicians from the Colburn School.
As the title suggests, there are three movements in the choral symphony that Tan Dun, Oscar-winning composer of the Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon score, wrote to celebrate the reunification of Hong Kong with China. “Heaven” explores the traditional past of the Chinese people, "Earth" probes the equilibrium between nature and the elements, and "Mankind" commemorates those who fought and suffered in wars.
Come for: Symphony orchestra, children's chorus, solo cello, and brilliant bells in a dramatic musical commemoration.