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  • CONDUCTOR ROBIN TICCIATI MAKES HIS WEST COAST AND WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL DEBUTS LEADING THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND PIANIST LARS VOGT IN THREE PERFORMANCES OF GRIEG’S PIANO CONCERTO
  • Mar. 18, 2010
  • THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010, AT 8 pm
    FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010, AT 11 AM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010, AT 8 PM

    March 18 Media Sponsor: KUSC

    Exciting young British conductor Robin Ticciati makes his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and German pianist Lars Vogt in Edvard Grieg’s Piano Concerto, Thursday, March 18, at 8 p.m., Friday, March 19, at 11 a.m., and Saturday, March 20, at 8 p.m. In addition to the Grieg work, the program also includes music by two other Scandinavian composers – Jean Sibelius and Magnus Lindberg – as well as British composer Sir Edward Elgar.

    The program opens with Sibelius’ King Christian Suite, the composer’s first published orchestral music, extracted from music he’d written for the historical play, King Christian II. It also became his first music publicly performed in Germany. Next on the program is Grieg’s Piano Concerto featuring Vogt. Written when he was just 24-years-old, the work is one of the composer’s earliest important works and remains one of his most popular.

    Following after intermission Lindberg’s Chorale. The composer, a former classmate of LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, wrote the Chorale as an introduction to Alban Berg’s Violin Concerto by re-working the same Bach chorale that Berg quotes in his concerto. The program closes with Elgar’s Enigma Variations, which is comprised of 14 variations on a theme. Each segment is nicknamed for his friends and acquaintances, with the ninth, Nimrod (a tribute to friend and supporter August Jaeger), as the most recognizable.

    Robin Ticciati, who counts Sir Simon Rattle and Colin Davis as mentors, took over as principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as the beginning of the 2009/10 season.

    Lars Vogt has quickly become known as one of the leading pianists of his generation. The EMI recording artist has made 15 discs for the label including one of Schumann, Grieg and the first two Beethoven Concerti with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and Sir Simon Rattle.

    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders. The Thursday and Saturday discussions occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances; the Friday discussion occurs on stage one hour and 15 minutes prior to the performance. Eric Bromberger, violinist, Fulbright nominee and recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship at Yale University, 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:
    THURSDAY, MARCH 18, 2010, AT 8 PM
    FRIDAY, MARCH 19, 2010, AT 11 AM
    SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 2010, AT 8 PM
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    ROBIN TICCIATI, conductor
    LARS VOGT, piano

    SIBELIUS King Christian Suite
    GRIEG Piano Concerto
    LINDBERG Chorale
    ELGAR Enigma Variations

    March 18 Media Sponsor: KUSC
    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders. The Thursday and Saturday discussions occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances; the Friday discussion occurs on stage one hour and 15 minutes prior to the performance. Eric Bromberger, violinist, Fulbright nominee and recipient of a National Endowment of the Humanities Fellowship at Yale University, 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.Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422; Lisa White, lwhite@laphil.org, 213.972.3408; Photos: 213.972.3034org, 213.972.3408; Photos: 213.972.3034