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  • Mar. 4, 2010
  • An All-Prokofiev Program with Soloist Lise de la Salle

    Thursday, March 4, 2010, AT 8PM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010, AT 8 PM
    SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010, AT 2 PM

    Media Sponsor on Thursday, March 4: KUSC

    Music Director of the LA Opera, James Conlon, comes to Walt Disney Concert Hall to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an all-Prokofiev program including Symphony No. 1, Piano Concerto No. 1 and selections from Romeo and Juliet, Thursday and Saturday, March 4 and 6, at 8 p.m., as well as Sunday, March 7, at 2 p.m.

    As one of the greatest composers of the twentieth century, a dynamic pianist and conductor, Sergei Prokofiev’s music was both loathed and adored by the press of his time.  The concerts conducted by Conlon, including Piano Concerto No. 1 played by the talented young pianist Lise de la Salle in her debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall, embody his triumph at making music that invoked thought and passion from the listener.

    James Conlon’s 2009/10 orchestral engagements include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the U.S., Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Orchestra del Teatro Communale Bologna, Orquesta Nacional de Espana and the National Philharmonic of Russia in Europe, and a European tour with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe. 

    Private lessons and her first competition successes led Lise de la Salle to study Russian repertoire. The seven piano concertos she currently plays include one each by Prokofiev and Shostakovich (their respective First Concertos). She is sure of herself creatively yet open-minded, perfectly controlled in her playing yet not content to stick to the status quo.  

    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live pre-performance discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Asadour Santourian, Artistic Advisor and Administrator of Aspen Music Festival and School, hosts.  

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    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.

    THURSDAY, MARCH 4, 2010, AT 8 PM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 6, 2010, AT 8 PM
    SUNDAY, MARCH 7, 2010, AT 2 PM
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    JAMES CONLON, conductor
    LISE DE LA SALLE, piano

    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D, Op. 25, “Classical”
    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 1
    PROKOFIEV Selections from “Romeo and Juliet”

    Media Sponsor on Thursday, March 4: KUSC

    Tickets ($42 - $160) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, 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,, 213.972.3422; Lisa White,, 213.972.3408; Photos: 213.972.3034