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  • WYNTON MARSALIS’ "ALL RISE" TO RECEIVE WEST COAST PREMIERE WHEN MARSALIS AND LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA JOIN LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND MUSIC DIRECTOR ESA-PEKKA SALONEN ON SEPTEMBER 13
  • Sept. 11, 2001
  • SALONEN RETURNS TO HOLLYWOOD BOWL TO LEAD TWO CONCERTS BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 11

    September 11 is a Lexus Passionate Performance

    September 13 generously sponsored by United

    Media support for both concerts provided by K-Mozart 105.1 FM

    On Thursday, September 13, the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, their Artistic Director Wynton Marsalis, The Morgan State University Choir, The Paul Smith Singers, and the Northridge Singers of California State University at Northridge, join the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen for the west coast premiere of Marsalis’ All Rise for chorus, jazz band, and orchestra. The 12 movement work combines classical, Latin, and jazz influences in a seamless integration of various musical idioms meant to celebrate Marsalis’ vision of the “togetherness and ascendance” of humanity. In Marsalis’ notes on the work, written for All Rise’s first performance on the eve of the millennium, “The 20th century has been the century of communication. The 21st century will be the century of integration.”

    All Rise has only been performed twice before, first at its world premiere performances in New York on December 29 and 30, 1999, and again on October 5, 2000 at Dvorák Hall in Prague, Czech Republic. September 13’s concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Salonen will be the work’s only performance at the Bowl. The evening not only marks the end of the orchestra’s summer season at the Bowl, but it also kicks off the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s 2001-2002 “United in Swing” Tour. The forces involved in the September 13 performance at the Bowl will record All Rise for Sony Classical following the concert.

    On Tuesday, September 11, Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to the podium at the Bowl to conduct Richard Strauss’ spectacular tone poem Don Quixote, inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ fantastic tale. Philharmonic Principal Cellist Andrew Shulman will perform the work’s solo cello role, which Strauss used to represent Quixote. The concert concludes with Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, one of the composer’s most successful works during his lifetime, thanks in part to its well-known tragic allegretto slow movement.

    Backbeat Live pre-concert discussions begin at 7 p.m. each night in The Patio, and are free to all concert ticket holders.

    Tickets ($1-75) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 10 or more may receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices; call 323/850-2050 for details. For general information or to request a brochure, please call 323/850-2000.

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, the tenth conductor to head the Los Angeles Philharmonic, began his tenure as Music Director in October, 1992. Salonen made his American debut conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in November 1984, and he has conducted the Orchestra every season since. Among the many highlights of Salonen’s activities with the Philharmonic have been world premieres of new works by composers John Adams, Bernard Rands, Rodion Shchedrin, Steven Stucky, and Salonen himself, a well-received Ligeti Festival, appearances at the Ojai Festival, seven critically acclaimed international tours since 1992, and his extensive discography with the Orchestra for Sony Classical. Salonen was born in Helsinki, Finland in 1958. He made his conducting debut with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra in 1979, and he has been one of the world’s most sought-after conductors since his debut in London with the Philharmonia Orchestra in September 1983. He served as principal guest conductor of the Philharmonia of London from 1985 to 1994 and as principal conductor of the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra from 1985 to 1995.

    Conductor and violoncellist ANDREW SHULMAN, laureate of the Piatigorsky Artist Award, was born in London, England. Shulman was appointed Principal Cello of the Los Angeles Philharmonic last season. He studied cello and composition at the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal College of Music in London and was appointed solo cello of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, before being offered the same position with London’s Philharmonia Orchestra, at the age of 22, by their conductor Riccardo Muti. He has performed all the major cello concertos with the Philharmonia and other orchestras around the world, working with such conductors as Rattle, Sinopoli, Bychkov, Atherton, Janowski and Salonen. He also made many solo recordings, including over twenty CDs with the Britten Quartet. As a conductor, he has already led most of the Beethoven symphonies, four Mahler symphonies, and numerous other major symphonic works. He has also performed Haydn’s symphonies under the auspices of H.C. Robbins Landon and conducted the world premieres of several works, including that of an early work by Benjamin Britten at the Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, with the Britten-Pears Orchestra. In the field of opera, he has conducted Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro in a new production at the Theatre Royal, and returned in 2000 and 2001 for productions of Mozart’s Così fan tutte and Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel respectively.

    WYNTON MARSALIS is the Artistic Director of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1961, Marsalis began his classical training on trumpet at age 12 and soon began playing in local bands of diverse genres. He entered The Juilliard School at age 17 and joined Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. Marsalis made his recording debut as a leader in 1982, and over the past 17 years has recorded more than 30 jazz and classical recordings, which have won him eight Grammy Awards. Marsalis' body of compositions includes Sweet Release, Jazz: Six Syncopated Movements, Jump Start, Citi Movement/Griot New York, At the Octoroon Balls, and In This House, On This Morning, and Big Train. In 1997, Marsalis became the first jazz artist to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize in music, for his oratorio Blood on the Fields. Recently, he released eight new recordings in his unprecedented "Swinging into the 21st" series and premiered several new compositions, including the ballet Them Twos, for a June 1999 collaboration with the New York City Ballet. He recently was advisor to Ken Burns’ Jazz series, seen nationally on PBS. All Rise was commissioned and performed by the New York Philharmonic along with the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and the Morgan State University Choir in December 1999.

    The LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA (LCJO), composed of many of the finest jazz soloists and ensemble players today, has been the Jazz at Lincoln Center resident orchestra for over 10 years. The LCJO performs and leads educational events in New York, across the U.S., and around the globe with an ever-expanding roster of guest artists. Under the leadership of Music Director Wynton Marsalis, the LCJO performs a vast repertory ranging from works by composers such as Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Thelonious Monk, and Charles Mingus, to newly commissioned works by Benny Carter, Joe Henderson, Jimmy Heath, Chico O'Farrill, members of the LCJO, and others. The LCJO currently spends over half of the year on tour and frequently performs collaborations with many of the world's leading symphony orchestras, including the New York Philharmonic, the Russian National Orchestra, the Czech Philharmonic, the Boston, Chicago, and London Symphony Orchestras, and others. The LCJO has made a number of recordings for Columbia Jazz, most recently Live in Swing City, Big Train, and Sweet Release & Ghost Story.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    Tuesday, September 11, 8:00 p.m.

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor

    ANDREW SHULMAN, cello

    R. Strauss: Don Quixote

    Beethoven: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

    Backbeat Live, pre-concert discussion with Jacqueline Warwick at 7 p.m., takes place in The Patio, and is free to all concert ticket holders.

    September 11 is a Lexus Passionate Performance


    Thursday, September 13, 8:00 p.m.


    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor

    LINCOLN CENTER JAZZ ORCHESTRA

    WYNTON MARSALIS, artistic director

    Marsalis: All Rise (west coast premiere)

    Backbeat Live, pre-concert discussion with Dave Kopplin at 7 p.m., takes place in The Patio, and is free to all concert ticket holders.

    September 13 generously sponsored by United

    Media support for both concerts provided by K-Mozart 105.1 FM

    Tickets ($1-75) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations) or online at www.hollywoodbowl.com. Groups of 10 or more may receive a 20% discount on single ticket prices; call 323/850-2050 for details. For general information or to request a brochure, please call 323/850-2000.

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