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ITZHAK PERLMAN PLAYS DUAL ROLE OF CONDUCTOR AND SOLOIST AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
Program Features Music by Vivaldi, Weber and Berlioz
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2013, AT 11 AM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2013, AT 8 PM
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2013, AT 2 PM
The Performances Are Generously Supported by The Fairchild-Martindale Foundation Guest Conductor’s Fund
WHAT: Frequent LA Phil guest artist, Itzhak Perlman returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in the dual role of conductor/violinist, Friday, November 1, at 11 am, Saturday, November 2, at 8 pm, and Sunday, November 3, at 2 pm. The program features “Summer” and “Winter” from Vivaldi’s popular Four Seasons, Weber’s Overture to his English-language opera Oberon and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, written when the composer was just 26.
Denied conservatory admission at age 3 because he was too small to hold a violin, Itzhak Perlman taught himself using a toy instrument, before studying with pedagogical royalty in Tel Aviv and New York. Sixty-five years later, Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Beloved for his charm and humanity as well as his talent, he is treasured by audiences throughout the world, who respond not only to his remarkable artistry, but also to the irrepressible joy of making music which he communicates. Perlman is also a frequent presence on the conductor’s podium and has performed as a conductor and violinist with orchestras throughout the world. A major presence in the performing arts on television, Perlman has been honored with four Emmy Awards, most recently for the PBS documentary Fiddling for the Future, a film about the Perlman Music Program and his work as a teacher and conductor there. His recordings regularly appear on the best-seller charts and have garnered 15 Grammy awards. His most recent releases include Eternal Echoes: Songs & Dances for the Soul (Sony) with cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Emanuel Ax; and a recording for Deutsche Grammophon with Perlman conducting the Israel Philharmonic.
VIVALDI “Summer” and “Winter” from the Four Seasons
WEBER Overture to Oberon
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
Upbeat Live pre-concert events takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour before the Saturday and Sunday concerts, and on stage an hour and 15 minutes prior to the Friday concert, and are free to all ticket holders. Thomas Neenan, Lecturer in Music History and Music Theory at the California Institute of Technology and Director of Music at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, hosts.
For full artist biography, please visit laphil.com
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
ITZHAK PERLMAN, violin/conductor
Friday, November 1, 2013, at 11 AM
Saturday, November 2, 2013, at 8 PM
Sunday, November 3, 2013, at 2 PM
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
HOW TO PURCHASE:
Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.