About this Performance
John Corigliano long resisted writing a symphony, seeing it as a form that served a composer’s ego over the audience and performers. At the height of the AIDS crisis, Corigiliano overcame that hesitation and wrote his Symphony No. 1 as a way to memorialize friends lost to the epidemic. Though he was a member of the so-called “Silent Generation,” Corigliano’s symphony served as influential composition for those coming of age in symphonic circles when it premiered in 1990. In this Gen X program curated by Thomas Adès, the milestone Symphony No. 1 is paired with music by Andrew Norman and Jonathan Bailey Holland.
The Gen X Festival is generously supported by the Contemporary Initiatives Fund.
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Upbeat Live with Veronika Krausas
Event starts at 12:45PM
Before the concert, some of the sharpest musical minds around – including members of the LA Phil – guide you through the evening’s music, complete with a Q&A session for any lingering questions. This free event is held in BP Hall, accessible after your ticket is scanned.
Alarm Will Sound post-concert performance
After the concert, join us in BP Hall for a free bonus performance by the esteemed contemporary ensemble Alarm Will Sound.
Alarm Will Sound
Alan Pierson, conductor
Alyssa PYPER Cradle
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