The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s former Assistant Conductor Joana Carneiro returns to the Hollywood Bowl stage to lead the Philharmonic, Thursday, August 4, at 8 p.m. The program celebrates music for the clarinet with two masters of the instrument – Kari Kriikku playing Magnus Lindberg’s Clarinet Concerto and Paul Meyer playing Aaron Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. The program also includes Copland’s popular Appalachian Spring Suite and Carl Nielsen’s Maskarade Overture. The concerts mark the Hollywood Bowl debuts for both Kriikku and Meyer.
Joana Carneiro has been Music Director of the Berkeley Symphony since the beginning of the 2009/10 season, succeeding Kent Nagano and becoming only the third music director in the 40-year history of the orchestra. Additionally, she currently serves as official guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra, working with the orchestra at least four weeks every year. The Hollywood Bowl concert is Carneiro’s first with the Los Angeles Philharmonic since her appointment as Assistant Conductor ended in 2008.
Kari Kriikku’s musical inventiveness and fresh attitude toward traditional performance have made for a fascinating and versatile career, not only as a soloist, but as Artistic Director of the Avanti! Chamber Orchestra. Of his performance of the Lindberg concerto for his New York Philharmonic debut in the spring of 2010, The New Yorker reported that it was not an uncommon occurrence for this consummate artist to bring his audience to its feet, even if the repertoire, or Kriikku himself, was being heard for the first time.
Paul Meyer, one of the world’s most outstanding and sought-after clarinetists, has gradually built up an extensive career as a conductor. In 2007, Myung-Whun Chung appointed him Associate Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic. As a clarinetist, he has appeared with major orchestras in Europe, the U.S., the Far East and Australia. One of the great influences in his life and career was his friendship with the legendary Benny Goodman, whom Meyer met early in his career.
NIELSEN Maskarade Overture
LINDBERG Clarinet Concerto
COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
JOANA CARNEIRO, conductor
KARI KRIIKKU, clarinet (Lindberg)
PAUL MEYER, clarinet (Copland)
Thursday, August 4, 2011, 8 PM
2301 North Highland Avenue, Hollywood, CA 90068
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