BRAMWELL TOVEY LEADS THE ORCHESTRA AND VIOLINIST SARAH CHANG
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012, AT 8 PM
The Concert is Generously Sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts
Media Sponsors: The Korea Times and KUSC
Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, makes his Hollywood Bowl concert debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Tuesday, September 11, at 8 pm. Yaroslavsky serves as narrator in Aaron Copland’s A Lincoln Portrait, in an evening led by conductor Bramwell Tovey. The program also features Bowl favorite, violinist Sarah Chang, a longtime Bowl favorite, performing a suite from Bernstein’s West Side Story for violin and orchestra by David Newman. Gershwin’s Cuban Overture and Copland’s Billy the Kid Suite complete the program.
A musician of striking versatility, Grammy award-winning conductor Bramwell Tovey is acknowledged around the world for his artistic depth and his warm, charismatic personality on the podium. Tovey’s career as a conductor is uniquely enhanced by his work as a composer and pianist, lending him a remarkable musical perspective. His tenures as music director with the Vancouver Symphony, Luxembourg Philharmonic and Winnipeg Symphony Orchestras have been characterized by his expertise in operatic, choral, British and contemporary repertoire. Tovey, who is entering his 13th season as Music Director of the Vancouver Symphony, also continues his association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, and as founding host and conductor of the New York Philharmonic’s Summertime Classics series at Avery Fisher Hall.
Sarah Chang is recognized as one of the world’s great violinists. Since her debut with the New York Philharmonic at the age of 8 she has performed with the greatest orchestras, conductors, and accompanists internationally in a career spanning more than two decades. In recital, Chang regularly travels internationally and her last season tour included visits to cities such as London, Zurich, Dublin, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with such artists as Pinchas Zukerman, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Yefim Bronfman, Leif Ove Andsnes, Yo-Yo Ma, the late Isaac Stern, and members of the Berliner Philharmoniker. Chang’s most recent recording for EMI Classics, performances of Brahms and Bruch violin concertos with Kurt Masur and the Dresden Philharmonic, was received to excellent critical and popular acclaim and was her 20th album for the label.
Zev Yaroslavsky is a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing the western part of Los Angeles County and a constituency of two million people. He was elected to the Board in 1994 and has been re-elected four times, most recently in 2010. He previously served on the Los Angeles City Council (1975-94) to which he was elected and re-elected six times. As a member of the County Board of Supervisors, Yaroslavsky quickly emerged as a leader on fiscal, health care, transportation, cultural and environmental matters. He led the effort to rebuild and modernize the Hollywood Bowl amphitheater, and he was instrumental in the development of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which opened in 2003. He has also helped fund major investments in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the County’s Museum of Natural History.
GERSHWIN Cuban Overture
BERNSTEIN West Side Story Suite, arr. David Newman
COPLAND A Lincoln Portrait
COPLAND Billy the Kid Suite
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LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
BRAMWELL TOVEY, conductor
SARAH CHANG, violin
ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, narrator
Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8 PM
2301 N Highland Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90068
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