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  • László Fassang Launches the 2011/12 Organ Recital Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Nov. 20, 2011
  • Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM

    WHAT:
    Hungarian organist László Fassang returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:30 pm to launch the 2011/12 Organ Recital Series with a program featuring works by Bach, Schumann, Reger and Liszt. Having won several prizes at major international organ competitions since 2002, Fassang has quickly established himself as a major young talent in the international organ world.

    The recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall will include Fassang’s own improvisations, which demonstrate the versatility of the organ through the incorporation of jazz and folk music influences. In 2002 Fassang won the Improvisation Gold Medal at the Royal Bank Calgary International Organ Festival and Competition. He was also the 2004 winner of the coveted Grand Prix de Chartres Interpretation and Audience Prizes, and in 2006 he received the Liszt Ferenc Prize awarded by the Hungarian Ministry of Education and Culture and the Prima Prize awarded by the National Association of Entrepreneurs.

    WHEN:

    Sunday, November 20, 2011 at 7:30 PM



    WHO:

    László Fassang, organ



    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles



    PROGRAM:

    Bach Toccata and Fugue in F major, BWV 540

    Schumann Four Fugues on B-A-C-H, from Op. 60:

    II. Lebhaft

    III. Mit sanften Stimmen

    IV. Mässig, doch nicht zu langsam

    V. Lebhaft

    Reger Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46

    Liszt Fantasy and Fugue on “Ad nos, ad salutarem undam”

    Fassang Improvisation on Bach and Liszt themes

    ORGAN SERIES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL:



    The WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL ORGAN was inaugurated at the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in fall of 2004. Designed by Frank Gehry and Manuel Rosales of Rosales Organ Builders, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ contains pipes ranging in size from a pencil to a telephone pole, and is voiced with a wide dynamic range from pianississimo to a breathtaking fortissimo. The specially curved wood façade pipes were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau of solid, vertical grain Douglas fir and consist of the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the facade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine.



    The remaining concerts in the 2011/12 Organ Recital Series are:



    • Olivier Latry (February 19, 2012 at 7:30 PM)

    • Isabelle Demers (March 25, 2012 at 7:30 PM)

    • Peter Conte (May 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM)

    TICKETS:

    Tickets are now on sale at LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    PR Office, 213.972.3034; Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Laura Cohen, 310.867.3897, lcmediapr@gmail.com