Deck the Hall -- Holiday Concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Stunningly beautiful singing and an invigoratingly eclectic program make this evening a perennial favorite.
  • The Manhattan Transfer Christmas Show: Tuesday, December 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
  • Deck the Hall -- Holiday Concerts at the Walt Disney Concert Hall
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    An L.A. favorite returns! Good cheer will abound with the timeless, uplifting pop-bop sounds of the beloved jazz vocal group.

    Josh Hari is an upright and electric bassist from Oakland, California and Guadalajara, Mexico. He has performed in a professional setting and/or recorded with: Dianne Reeves, Terri Lyne Carrington, Lalah Hathaway, Goapele, Lyrics Born, Killah Priest, Richie Rich, Joe Louis Walker, John Ellis, Bobby Sparks, Gary Thomas, Nona Hendryx, Julian Lage, Greg Osby, Bicasso, Bobby Ozuna and many others.

    A native of Houston, Texas, Sung attended Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA).

    One of the brightest guitarists of his generation, Matthew Stevens will soon be releasing his debut album on Concord Records. Over the past decade he has performed and recorded with some of contemporary music’s finest musicians, including Christian Scott, Victor Bailey, Jason Moran, Rodney Holmes, Ben Williams, Jeff Lorber, Jacky Terrasson, Esperanza Spalding, Ambrose Akinmusire, Sean Jones, Dave Samuels, Walter Smith III, Terri Lyne Carrington, Harvey Mason and Dr. Lonnie Smith.

    Recently completing a run of The Death of Klinghoffer as Molqi with Long Beach Opera, Alex Richardson returns to the west coast in his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut. A former Tanglewood Institute Fellow, Mr. Richardson sang last month with the Boston Symphony Orchestra in their presentation of Salome under the baton of Andris Nelsons.

    Reflections from NYC

    Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason.

    I lived in New York on-and-off back in 2007-2008. I had such a great time there, and I really love the city. I went to Avery Fisher Hall every now and again, and one of those times was actually to see and hear the LA Phil. They were touring with Esa-Pekka, and I was extremely impressed. Never did I think that I would be a part of an LA Phil tour only a few years later. So the concert last Monday had special poignancy for me. I am so grateful to everyone at the LA Phil for showing me the trust of taking Blow bright on tour. Working with Gustavo and the orchestra has been such a joy, and I was thrilled to join them in New York.

    I wish the orchestra and Gustavo great success for the rest of the tour. See you in LA!

    - Daníel

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