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  • CONDUCTOR VASILY PETRENKO LEADS THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND ACCLAIMED PIANIST PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI IN THREE PERFORMANCES OF BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 AT
  • Jan. 29, 2010
  • CONDUCTOR VASILY PETRENKO LEADS THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND ACCLAIMED PIANIST PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI IN THREE PERFORMANCES OF BEETHOVEN’S PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1 AT

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010, AT 11aM
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010, AT 8 PM
    SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010, AT 2 PM

    Vasily Petrenko, the rising young Russian conductor, makes his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and internationally-renowned pianist Piotr Anderszewski in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1 on Friday, January 29 at 11 a.m., Saturday, January 30 at 8 p.m., as well as Sunday, January 31, at 2 p.m. Also on the program is Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony.

    All three performances begin with Anderszewski joining the LA Phil for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 1, which was published as No. 1, but is actually the second one written by the composer. Following the intermission is Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony, a programmatic symphony on the subject of Lord Byron’s dramatic poem.

    Born in 1976, Vasily Petrenko began his career at St. Petersburg Capella Boys Music School, the oldest school in Russia. He continued his studies at the St. Petersburg Conservatory and participated in master classes with such major figures as Ilya Musin, Mariss Jansons, Yuri Temirkanov, and Esa-Pekka Salonen.  Between 1994 and 1997, Petrenko was Resident Conductor at the St. Petersburg State Opera and Ballet Theater in the Mussorgsky Memorial Theater. Following considerable success in a number of international conducting competitions – including the Fourth Prokofiev Conducting Competition in St. Petersburg (2003), First Prize in the Shostakovich Choral Conducting Competition in St. Petersburg (1997), and First Prize in the Sixth Cadaqués International Conducting Competition in Spain – he was appointed Chief Conductor of the State Academy Orchestra of St. Petersburg, serving from 2004-2007. He commenced his position as Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra in September 2006. Six months into his first season, his contract was extended to 2012. In 2009, his contract was again extended to 2015 and he assumed the title of Chief Conductor. These concerts mark Petrenko’s Walt Disney Concert Hall debut as well as his debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

    Pianist Piotr Anderszewski is regarded as one of today’s most inspired musicians and is a regular visitor to major concert venues around the world. Recognized for the intensity and originality of his interpretations, Anderszewski has been singled out for several high profile awards. In April 2002, he received the prestigious Gilmore Award, given every four years to a pianist of exceptional talent. Anderszewski’s discography includes a Grammy-nominated CD of Bach’s Partitas Nos. 1, 3 and 6, a critically acclaimed disc of works by Chopin and, most recently, Piotr Anderszewski at Carnegie Hall, recorded for Virgin Classics.

    Each concert is preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Daniel Kessner, composer, conductor, flutist and Emeritus Professor at Cal State Northridge, hosts.

    For full artist biographies, please visit:  http://www.laphil.com.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
    FRIDAY, JANUARY 29, 2010, AT 11 AM
    SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 2010, AT 8 PM
    SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2010, AT 2 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    VASILY PETRENKO, conductor
    PIOTR ANDERSZEWSKI, piano

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1
    TCHAIKOVSKY Manfred Symphony

    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Daniel Kessner, composer, conductor, flutist and Emeritus Professor at Cal State Northridge, hosts.

    Tickets ($42 - $160) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($17) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Series, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422; Lisa White, lwhite@laphil.org, 213.972.3408; Photos: 213.972.3034