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  • CONDUCTOR DIEGO MATHEUZ LEADS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN TOYOTA SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH CONCERTS: BEETHOVEN’S IN THE HOUSE
  • Feb. 27, 2010
  • Diego Matheuz is One of Four Dudamel Fellows hand-selected to Participate in the 2009/10 Dudamel Fellowship Program

    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010, AT 11 AM and
    SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010, AT 11 AM
    PRE-CONCERT WORKSHOPS FOR CHILDREN AT 10 AM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s 2009/10 Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall continues on Saturday, February 27, at 11 a.m., with an original concert production designed to educate young audiences about creativity and determination, using excerpts from Beethoven’s Fifth and Ninth Symphonies, and the composer’s Piano Concerto No. 4.  Conductor Diego Matheuz makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic subscription debut for this performance, which repeats on Saturday, March 6, at 11 a.m.

    The LA Phil’s original production of Beethoven’s in the House premiered in 2005. This updated production, written by Bryan Davidson, features a cast of characters, including Beethoven, and an imaginary tour of the house where he was born, seen through the curious eyes of a young Diego Matheuz as he learns about the composer’s passionate determination against extraordinary odds.

    Diego Matheuz is a hand-selected participant in the Dudamel Fellowship Program, which provides each Fellow the opportunity to develop his craft and enrich his musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil’s orchestral and education programs.

    The TSFY concerts are orchestral theater – an art form that specializes in featuring the orchestra in a theatrical setting.  On Saturday, April 10 and April 17, the 2009/10 TSFY series concludes with A Celebration of Dance, led by conductor and Dudamel Fellow Christian Vásquez. A Celebration of Dance is part of the LA Phil’s Americas and Americans festival. For more information about the festival, please visit: http://www.laphil.com/tickets/festival-americas.cfm.

    Before every TSFY concert, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall becomes a musical playground with hands-on art making, musical activities, dance, and storytelling or theater.  Workshops take place in the lobby spaces one hour prior to the performance. Judi Garratt, Los Angeles Unified School District Elementary Theatre Teacher for the Arts Education Branch, coordinates all pre-concert activities.

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

    The LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC (www.laphil.com), 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.

    Toyota Symphonies for Youth is generously sponsored by Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc. with significant support provided by the Marie Baier Foundation. The Amgen Foundation is a leading supporter of music education at the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Additional support for the Philharmonic's Education and Community Programs is provided by: Annenberg Foundation, Capital Group Companies Charitable Foundation, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the James and Paula Coburn Foundation, The Dana Foundation, the Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation Inc., Edison International, Rosalinde and Arthur Gilbert Foundation, The Green Foundation, William Randolph Hearst Foundation, Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation, Kashper Family Foundation, Karl H. Loring, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates, B.C. McCabe Foundation, MetLife Foundation, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts, Dick and Sally Roberts, Rose Hills Foundation, and the Weingart Foundation.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
    SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2010, at 11 AM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010, at 11 AM
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Toyota Symphonies for Youth

    Beethoven’s in the House

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    DIEGO MATHEUZ, conductor
    SUSAN SVRCEK, piano
    MICHAEL TRAYNOR, Beethoven
    SEBASTIAN GONZALEZ, Young Diego
    DEBBIE DEVINE, director
    BRYAN DAVIDSON, writer

    Pre-Concert Activities Creative Team

    JUDI GARRATT, activities coordinator
    MARY LOUISE FRAUCHIGER, dance
    CANDY DANZIG, theater/storytelling
    PAT TUTTLE, visual arts
    ANDREW GRUESCHOW, music

    Tickets ($20) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000.  For information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org; For photos: 213.972.3034