Sales Associate

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is currently seeking a:

 

Sales Associate

 

Position Summary:

Provide excellent customer service and assist with the day-to-day operations of the LA Phil and Hollywood Bowl Stores.

 

Position Elements:

ANTONIO CANALES is a vivid legend of flamenco. As one of Spain’s premier choreographers, dancers, and teachers of the genre, he has received many awards, including the Medal of Andalusia, the Best Dance Performer (1999), the National Award for Dance (1995), and the Best International Dancer Prize in Mexico with Julio Bocca (1990), among others. In 1992 he set up his own company, and appeared for the first time at the World Financial Center in New York to mark the Fifth Centenary of the Discovery of America. His show “Torero” was nominated for an Emmy award in 1995.

JUAN MANUEL FERNÁNDEZ MONTOYA “FARRUQUITO” is the grandson of the legendary gypsy dancer El Farruco, one of the most celebrated figures in flamenco dance. Since Farruco’s death in 1997, Farruquito has been hailed as the true heir of his grandfather, with all of his fire, flamboyance, and skill. After he danced in New York in 2000, The New York Times called his performance one of the best of the year. Farruquito made his Broadway stage debut at age five, starred in Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco at twelve, and was directing his own shows by 15.

MARC-ANTOINE CHARPENTIER (1643-1704) was unusual among 17th-century French composers because he embraced Italian music at a time when it was considered suspicious, if not subversive (not without reason, because in a regime that did not tolerate overt dissent, supporting music the old guard disliked was a veiled way of dissenting). Far more typical of the time was Lully, who was Italian by birth but embraced Frenchness with the zeal of a convert, and took the lead in enforcing French purity in music.

Little is known about HONORÉ D’AMBRUYS, whose songs appeared in publications between 1660 and 1702. He was a pupil of Michel Lambert, to whom he dedicated his 1685 collection of songs. That book is of particular interest because D’Ambruys composed ornaments of the sort that other composers would leave it to the singers to add, providing a window into the performance practice of the day.

— Howard Posner plays lute and Baroque guitar and practices appellate law in Los Angeles.

JOSEPH CHABANCEAU DE LA BARRE (1633-c. 1678) came from a family of musicians prominent in Paris for about 150 years, and was, like his father before him, organist of the royal chapel. He is represented on this program with a setting of a poem about the paradox that love is increasingly popular despite its ill effects.

— Howard Posner plays lute and Baroque guitar and practices appellate law in Los Angeles.

 

MICHEL LAMBERT (1610-1696) wrote hundreds of such songs. Most of the 20 song collections he is known to have published have been lost, so the 330 surviving Lambert songs may be the tip of a Schubert-size iceberg. Lambert’s musical activities ranged widely – he was known as both a singer and a dancer – but his entire career hewed close to the circle around the royal family. He grew up as a choirboy in the chapel of Louis XIII’s brother the Duke of Orléans, and later counted Cardinal Richelieu, the most powerful man in the French government, among his early patrons.

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