Stucky: The Music of Light (West Coast Premiere)
Matheson: CHAPTER 1: In which our hero dies and encounters Palestrina, Brahms, Debussy, Ligeti, Lutoslawski, and other dead loves, looks out to see the entire universe before him, and prepares to visit all of the amazing shit therein (World Premiere)
Hillborg: Just a Minute (World Premiere)
Fang: That raindrops have hastened the falling flowers (World Premiere)
Phibbs: Elegy (World Premiere)
Lindberg: Fratello (World Premiere)
Salonen: Iscrizione (World Premiere)
About This Performance
The recent passing of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Steven Stucky has profoundly saddened the music world, and this is particularly true in Los Angeles where he had developed many deeply-rooted relationships.
To honor Stucky’s immeasurable contributions and long-standing collaboration with the orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and several partner organizations have announced a special free concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The pieces selected for the program reflect the close friendship between Stucky and Salonen and also illustrate the strong influence of Lutosławski on Stucky. The concert opens with Stucky’s Album Leaves for Solo Piano featuring Gloria Cheng of Piano Spheres. Next is Stucky’s Nell’ombra nella luce (“In Shadow, In Light”) for String Quartet performed by Jacaranda’s resident ensemble, Lyris Quartet. The program continues with Salonen leading the New Music Group and Plitmann in Lutosławski’s Chantefleurs et chantefables, followed by Stucky’s Boston Fancies.
In addition, several composers that shared close relationships with Stucky will contribute short works for solo piano, which will be interspersed through the program, as a musical memory for him. These composers include Salonen, James Matheson, Anders Hillborg, Mandy Fang, Joseph Phibbs, and others to be announced.
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