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  • Stéphane Denève Returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to Lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Pianist Nicholas Angelich
  • Dec. 3, 2010
  • Program Features the West Coast Premiere of Connesson’s Une lueur dans l’âge sombre

    FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2010, AT 8 PM


    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2010, AT 2 PM


    Internationally-acclaimed French conductor Stéphane Denève returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in three performances, Friday, December 3, at 8 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, December 4 and 5, at 2 p.m. Joining him is pianist Nicholas Angelich, in his Los Angeles Philharmonic and Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor.” The program also features the West Coast premiere of French composer Guilliaume Connesson’s 2005 work Une lueur dans l’âge sombre, which he dedicated to Denève, and Claude Debussy’s Ibéria.

    Stéphane Denève is Chief Conductor Designate of the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (SWR), and he takes up that post beginning in September 2011. He is also Music Director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, a position he has held since 2005. The conductor has a particular affinity for the music of his native France, and has conducted works by Grétry, Debussy, Ravel, Berlioz, Roussel, Fauré and Poulenc. In recent years he has also premiered a number of works by the contemporary French composer Guillaume Connesson.

    Nicholas Angelich is a prizewinner of numerous piano competitions, including the Casadesus International Piano Competition in Ohio and the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition in Utah. In June 2003, he received the “International Klavierfestival Ruhr - Young Talent Award” from Leon Fleisher.

    Complete Program:

    CONNESSON Une lueur dans l’âge sombre (West Coast premiere)

    DEBUSSY Ibéria

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to each performance, and are free to all ticket holders. Daniel Kessner, composer, conductor, flutist and Emeritus Professor at Cal State Northridge, hosts.



    STÉPHANE DENÈVE, conductor



    Friday December 3, 2010, at 8 PM

    Saturday, December 4, 2010, at 2 PM

    Sunday, December 5, 2010, at 2 PM



    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Tickets ($42 - $167) 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 ($18) 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 concertA 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.

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