John Adams
Cameron Carpenter
Katia and Marielle Labéque

MINIMALIST
JUKEBOX

MUSIC'S NEW PATH

OVERVIEW

With the acclaimed and unprecedented Minimalist Jukebox festival of 2006, the Los Angeles Philharmonic became the first major orchestra to take stock of Minimalism, America’s greatest contribution to classical music and the single most important musical movement of the 20th century and beyond.  Our Creative Chair - and pioneer of the Minimalist movement - John Adams curates a city-wide festival featuring Minimalist works.  In April 2014, you’ll hear legendary Minimalist works by the movement’s major stars – Riley, Glass, Reich, Andriessen, Adams – and the next generation of innovators. 

MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: TOYOTA SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH: FINDING PATTERNS IN MUSIC

SAT APR 5 11AM

SAT APR 12 11AM

This brand new exploration of musical Minimalism will delve into the art of rhythm, repetition, looping, phasing, and more, as well as the way these concepts play out in the orchestral music of today. 

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MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: MAXIMUM MINIMALISM

TUE APR 8 8PM

In order to create the text for his own indie rock song cycle, Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lang combed through Schubert lyrics for moments where personified death sends a message to the living. Death also haunts Steve Reich’s Grammy-winning Different Trains, which includes the taped voices of Holocaust survivors. 

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PROGRAM

  • REICHVermont Counterpoint
    EASTMANStay On It
    REICHDifferent Trains
  • Intermission
  • MCINTOSHSilver and White
    LANGdeath speaks
    REICH: Radio Rewrite
  • Intermission
  • GREYAwake The Machine Electric (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    MAZZOLISinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    ADAMSAmerican Standard

MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: MINIMALIST DREAMHOUSE

WED APR 9 8PM

From American pioneers La Monte Young, Terry Riley, and Philip Glass all the way to Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, and Aphex Twin, the world’s reigning piano duo, along with guest artists, will present a bird’s eye survey of Minimalism from a keyboard perspective in three 40-minute sets. Come and go as you will. Just don’t miss it.

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MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: GORDON, RILEY & ADAMS

FRI APR 11 8PM

SAT APR 12 8PM

SUN APR 13 2PM

Renegade organist Carpenter takes the lead for the brand new concerto by Riley, the musical guru who got the Minimalist ball rolling. The concert begins with Gordon's love-obsessed piece (titled after the Cream song) and ends with Adams' most awe-inspiring large-scale instrumental work.

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MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: GLASS' THE CIVIL WARS

THU APR 17 8PM

SAT APR 19 8PM

Inspired by Matthew Brady’s Civil War photographs and composed by Philip Glass for L.A.’s 1984 Olympic Arts Festival, the “Rome Section” of Robert Wilson's epic the CIVIL warS is an operatic multi-part cantata of profoundly moving music, ruminating on war and the disruption of the moral order through such characters as the Lincolns, Garibaldi, Robert E. Lee, Hercules, and more. A major event.

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PROGRAM

  • GLASSthe CIVIL warS, (the Rome Section)

MINIMALIST JUKEBOX: AN EVENING OF ANDRIESSEN

FRI APR 18 8PM

Opening with 144 iterations of the same loud chord, this extraordinary four-part vocal/instrumental work incorporates eclectic musical influences ranging from Bach and Stravinsky to “L’homme armé” and boogie-woogie, all in Andriessen’s unique style.

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