Performances Mark Gautier Capuçon’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2011, AT 8 PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2011, AT 8 PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2011, AT 2 PM
LA Phil Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier leads the orchestra in three performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Friday, February 18, at 8 p.m., Saturday, February 19, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, February 20, at 2 p.m. Joining Bringuier is fellow French countryman Gautier Capuçon, in his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, performing Robert Schumann’s Cello Concerto in the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances. Also presented all three evenings is Antonín Dvořák’s Symphony No. 5; the Saturday and Sunday programs open with Bedřich Smetana’s The Moldau. The Friday concert is part of the LA Phil’s Casual Fridays series, which features a shorter program, is presented without intermission and encourages audience members to attend in comfortable attire. These Casual Fridays concerts also feature a free TalkBack discussion with musicians held on stage after the performance and a chance to mingle with members of the orchestra in the Concert Hall Café.
Bringuier is in his fourth and final year in the role of Associate Conductor with the LA Phil. This season also marks his second year as Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, Spain.
“It is Capuçon’s gift to play with warm intensity…and the result is magical…” says Gramophone. The young French cellist returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in June with his violinist brother Renaud in an all-Brahms program, led by LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel.
SMETANA The Moldau (except Friday)
SCHUMANN Cello Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 5
Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the Sunday concerts, and are free to all ticket holders. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
LIONEL BRINGUIER, conductor
GAUTIER CAPUÇON, cello
Friday, February 18, 2011, at 8 PM
Saturday, February 19, 2011, at 8 PM
Sunday, February 20, 2011, at 2 PM
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
HOW TO PURCHASE:
Tickets ($44 - $167) 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 ($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 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.
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