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  • Conductor Juraj Valčuha Makes His Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut Leading the La Phil and Pianist Yefim Bronfman in Three Performances
  • Apr. 21, 2011
  • Program Features Music by Tchaikovsky and Brahms

    THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011, AT 8 PM
    FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011, AT 11 AM
    SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011, AT 8 PM

    The April 23 is Generously Supported by Acura, Official Automotive Partner of the Los Angeles Philharmonic – All Acura Vehicles Park Free for the Evening

    WHAT: Conductor Juraj Valčuha leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Yefim Bronfman at Walt Disney Concert Hall in three performances, Thursday, April 21, at 8 p.m., Friday, April 22, at 11 a.m. and Saturday, April 23, at 8 p.m. The program features Peter Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams,” and Johannes Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2, performed by Bronfman. The concerts mark Valčuha’s Walt Disney Concert Hall debut.

    Juraj Valčuha holds the post of Chief Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Torino. Highlights of his 2010/11 season include conducting the New Year concerts of the Munich Philharmonic with the Beethoven 9th Symphony as well as the Mahler 5th Symphony, the Orchestra di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestre de Paris, the Philharmonia London, the Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, and the Houston Symphony. He conducts a new production of La Bohème at Teatro la Fenice Venezia and with his RAI Orchestra appears on tour at the Berlin Philharmonie and Vienna’s Musikverein, as well as in the “Abu Dhabi Classics” series with Yo-Yo Ma. He last appeared with the LA Phil at the Hollywood Bowl in August of 2009.

    Yefim Bronfman’s 2010/11 U.S. season highlights include recitals in Los Angeles and San Francisco as well as performances of Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto with the orchestras of Houston, Cincinnati and Saint Louis and Brahms’ second with the orchestras of Atlanta, New York and Los Angeles.

    Complete Program:

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams”

    BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 2

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the Thursday and Saturday performances, and on stage one hour and 15 minutes prior to the Friday performance, and are free to all ticket holders. Russell Steinberg, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, faculty member at UCLA, composer, conductor and performer, hosts.


    JURAJ VALČUHA, conductor



    THURSDAY, APRIL 21, 2011, AT 8 PM

    FRIDAY, APRIL 22, 2011, AT 11 AM

    SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 2011, AT 8 PM



    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    Tickets ($44 - $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 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,