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  • Celebrated Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes Comes to Walt Disney Concert Hall for Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2011/12 Colburn Celebrity Recitals
  • Feb. 8, 2012
  • WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2012, AT 8 PM

    This Series is Endowed by a Generous Grant from the Colburn Foundation; Media Sponsor: 89.3 KPCC

    WHAT:
    Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes, a familiar face to Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences, returns Wednesday, February 8, at 8 pm, for a recital featuring music by Haydn, Bartók, Debussy and Chopin. The performance is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2011/12 Colburn Celebrity Recitals, which feature some of the world’s leading virtuosos.

    The program begins with Haydn’s Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI: 20, followed by Bartók’s Suite, Op. 14 and Debussy’s Images, Book 1, preceding a selection of Chopin waltzes, as well as Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47, Nocturne Op. 62, No. 1 and Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23.

    The New York Times has called Leif Ove Andsnes “a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight.” With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, he has won worldwide acclaim, prompting the Wall Street Journal to call him “one of the most gifted musicians of his generation.” He gives recitals and plays concertos each season in the world’s leading concert halls and with the foremost orchestras. Andsnes is also an active recording artist, as well as an avid chamber musician who has joined select colleagues each summer at Norway’s Risør Festival of Chamber Music. He will serve as Music Director of the 2012 Ojai Music Festival in California.

    Future performances for the 2011/12 Colburn Celebrity Recitals include: Jeffrey Kahane – Celebrating 15 years of Jeffrey Kahane at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (March 7, 2012); Piatigorsky International Cello Festival (March 18, 2012); and baritone Matthias Goerne with Christoph Eschenbach as pianist (April 16 and April 18, 2012).

    Complete Program:

    HAYDN Sonata in C minor, Hob. XVI: 20

    BARTÓK Suite, Op. 14

    DEBUSSY Images, Book 1

    CHOPIN Waltz, Op. 70, No. 2 in F minor

    CHOPIN Waltz, Op. 70, No. 1 in G-flat major

    CHOPIN Waltz, Op. 70, No. 3 in D-flat major

    CHOPN Waltz in A-flat major, Op. 42

    CHOPIN Ballade No. 3 in A-flat major, Op. 47

    CHOPIN Nocturne Op. 62, No. 1

    CHOPIN Ballade No. 1 in G minor, Op. 23

    WHO:

    LEIF OVE ANDSNES, piano

    WHEN:

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 8 PM



    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles



    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2011/12 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org