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  • The Seoul Philharmonic With Conductor Myung-Whun Chung Makes Its Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut
  • Apr. 19, 2012
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    The Concert is the Second in the LA Phil 2011/12 Series of Visiting Orchestras

    THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2012, AT 8 PM

    Media Sponsor: The Korea Times, the Official Korean Media Sponsor of the LA Phil

    WHAT:
    The Seoul Philharmonic, with Music Director Myung-Whun Chung, makes its Walt Disney Concert Hall debut as part of the LA Phil’s 2011/12 Visiting Orchestras series, Thursday, April 19, at 8 pm. Recognized as Korea’s oldest and greatest orchestra, the Seoul Philharmonic performs Debussy’s La Mer, one of the supreme symphonic achievements, Ravel’s La Valse and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique,” the composer’s final symphony.

    The gifted Myung-Whun Chung served as LA Phil Associate Director under former Music Director Carlo Maria Giulini. He became Music Director and Chief Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic in 2006. He’s also conducted virtually every leading orchestra throughout the world, including the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Concertgebouw Orchestra, all of the major London and Parisian orchestras, Filharmonica della Scala, Bayerische Rundfunk, Dresden Staatskapelle, the Boston and Chicago Symphonies, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic and the Cleveland and Philadelphia Orchestras.

    The concert is the second event of the LA Phil’s 2011/12 Visiting Orchestras series. The final visiting orchestra for the 2011/12 season is the New York Philharmonic led by Alan Gilbert and featuring pianist Yefim Bronfman, May 9, 2012.

    An Upbeat Live pre-concert event takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the concert, and is free to all ticket holders. Russell Steinberg, UCLA faculty, Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra, composer, conductor and performer, hosts.

    Complete program:

    DEBUSSY La Mer
    RAVEL La Valse
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique”

    WHO:
    SEOUL PHILHARMONIC
    MYUNG-WHUN CHUNG, conductor

    WHEN:
    Thursday, April 19, 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