Part of TH2 Thursday 2
About This Performance
Of his music in the time when he wrote his First Piano Concerto, Ginastera wrote: “There are no more folk melodic or rhythmic cells, nor is there any symbolism. There are, however, constant Argentine elements, such as strong, obsessive rhythms and meditative adagios suggesting the quietness of the Pampas; magic, mysterious sounds reminding us of the cryptic nature of the country.” This Concerto certainly lives up to that description, full of both fury and fantasy, including a Scherzo allucinante (hallucinatory scherzo).
Come for: Dudamel leads music from North and South America, including the work John Williams wrote for the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall and a world premiere from L.A.-based Andrew Norman.
And more: "Alberto Ginastera's improbably neglected First Piano Concerto… received a sensational performance with Sergio Tiempo as the soloist," wrote Mark Swed in the Los Angeles Times when Tiempo joined Dudamel and the LA Phil in the work at the Hollywood Bowl in 2012. They return to it as the musical world celebrates the centennial of Ginastera’s birth in 2016.
Sergio Tiempo will be signing CDs at the lobby entrance to the LA Phil Store on 2/25, 2/26, 2/27, and 2/28
Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.