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  • VASILY PETRENKO RETURNS TO WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL TO CONDUCT THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND PIANIST SIMON TRPČESKI IN A PROGRAM OF NIELSEN, GRIEG AND SHOSTAKOVICH
  • Nov. 5, 2012
  • Friday, November 23, 2012, at 8:00 PM

    Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 2:00 PM

    Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 2:00 PM

     

     

    WHAT:            Vasily Petrenko, chief conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and chief conductor designate of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday, November 23, 2012, at 8:00PM, Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 2:00PM and Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 2:00 PM to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony. The program includes Grieg’s Piano Concerto, performed with Petrenko’s frequent musical partner, young Macedonian pianist Simon Trpčeski.

     

    Born in 1976, Vasily Petrenko began his musical education at the St. Petersburg Capella Boys Music School and then the St. Petersburg Conservatory. Following success in a number of international conducting competitions, he was appointed Chief Conductor of the St. Petersburg State Academic Symphony Orchestra, a position he held from 2004 to 2007. Petrenko commenced his appointment as Principal Conductor of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic in September 2006 and six months into his first season this contract was extended to 2012. In 2009, when he assumed the title of Chief Conductor, the contract was again extended to 2015. In February 2011 it was announced that Petrenko would take up the position of Chief Conductor of the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra in the 2013-14 season. Petrenko’s recent recording of Shostakovich’s Tenth (part of his ongoing Shostakovich cycle on the Naxos label) was named Orchestral Recording of the Year at the 2011 Gramophone Awards. Petrenko recently won the 2012 Echo Klassik “Newcomer of the Year Award” for his EMI Classics recording of Rachmaninoff’s Third Symphony, and has just been named 2012’s Classic BRIT Male Artist of the Year.

     

    Simon Trpčeski has established himself as one of the most remarkable musicians to have emerged in recent years, performing with many of the world’s greatest orchestras and captivating audiences worldwide. Trpčeski is praised not only for his impeccable technique and delicate expression, but also for his warm personality and commitment to strengthening Macedonia’s cultural image. Born in 1979, Simon Trpčeski has won prizes in international piano competitions in the United Kingdom, Italy and the Czech Republic.  From 2001 to 2003, he was a participant in the BBC New Generation Scheme, and in May 2003, he was honored with the Young Artist Award by the Royal Philharmonic Society.  In December 2009, the President of Macedonia H.E. Gjorge Ivanov honored him with the Presidential Order of Merit for Macedonia.

     

    The concerts are preceded by Upbeat Live discussions, free to all ticket-holders, and held in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to each performance. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.

     

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    WHO:           Los Angeles Philharmonic

                          Vasily Petrenko, conductor

                          Simon Trpčeski, piano

     

    WHEN:         Friday, November 23, 2012, at 8:00 PM

                          Saturday, November 24, 2012, at 2:00 PM

                          Sunday, November 25, 2012, at 2:00 PM

     

    WHERE:        WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

                        111 S. Grand Avenue

                        Los Angeles, CA 90012

     

    PROGRAM:      NIELSEN                   Maskarade Overture

                           GRIEG                       Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 16

                          SHOSTAKOVICH        Symphony No. 10 in E minor, Op. 93

    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.

     

     

             

     

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