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  • ESA-PEKKA SALONEN AND THE PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA BRING BERG’S WOZZECK TO WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Nov. 6, 2012
  • The Performance Concludes the LA Phil’s 2012/13

    Visiting Orchestras Series

     

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012, AT 8 PM

     

     

     

    WHAT:       LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Tuesday, November 13, at 8 pm. The special one-night-only performance presents Alban Berg’s operatic masterpiece of musical Expressionism, Wozzeck. The composer adapted the libretto from an incomplete 19th-century play’s unordered scenes, and created important roles for the orchestra as well as the singers: onstage there is a marching band for a military parade and a boozy dance band – including guitar, accordion and a deliberately out-of-tune upright piano – for the tavern scene. The international cast includes German soprano Angela Denoke as Marie, the role she sang in her Salzburg Festival debut.

     

    This is the first time Wozzeck has been performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

     

    Esa-Pekka Salonen commenced his fifth season as Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in the 2012/13 season. He has held the title of Conductor Laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009, after 17 seasons at its helm as Music Director. Salonen’s artistic collaboration with the Philharmonia Orchestra has been dominated by landmark multi-disciplinary festivals, exploring the music of key 20th-century composers and musical movements in their widest possible cultural, social and historical context. The 2012/2013 season will see Salonen appear in more than 30 cities worldwide with the Philharmonia Orchestra, with projects including a Beethoven Symphony Cycle and a focus on the works of his mentor Witold Lutosławski, marking the centenary of the composer’s birth.

     

    The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing, and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching a global audience. Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life. Today, the Philharmonia has the greatest claim of any orchestra to be the UK’s national orchestra. It is committed to presenting the same quality, live music making in venues throughout the country as it brings to London and the great concert halls of the world. The Orchestra’s extensive touring schedule this season also includes a Beethoven Cycle at the Bonn Beethovenfest (October), a tour of the U.S. featuring a three-concert residency at Berkeley, California and performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and Lincoln Center, (November);  and a tour to Japan (February), all conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen.

     

    The concert concludes the LA Phil’s Visiting Orchestras series for the 2012/13 season.

                         

    Both concerts of the LA Phil’s Visiting Orchestras series this season were led by former LA Phil Music Directors – the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra led by Zubin Mehta and featuring Yuja Wang appeared in October.

     

                           
    Complete Program:

     

    BERG            Wozzeck

     

    An Upbeat Live pre-concert event takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour before the concert, and is free to all ticket holders. Former KUSC radio host Kimberlea Daggy hosts.

     

     

    For full artist biographies, please visit: laphil.com/Philharmonia

     

    WHO:    PHILHARMONIA ORCHESTRA

                    ESA-PEKKA SALONEN, conductor

                    JOHAN REUTER, Wozzeck 

                    ANGELA DENOKE, Marie

                    HUBERT FRANCIS, the Drum-Major             

                    JOSHUA ELLICOTT, Andres                                

                    PETER HOARE, the Captain                       

                     TIJL FAVEYTS, Doctor             

                    HENRY WADDINGTON, First Apprentice                   

                    EDDIE WADE, Second Apprentice                

                    HARRY NICOLL, an Idiot                               

                    ANNA BURFORD, Margret   

                    ZACHARY MAMIS, Marie’s Child

                    MEMBERS OF THE UC BERKELEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

    David Milnes, director

    UC BERKELEY CHAMBER CHORUS

    Marika Kuzma, director

    MEMBERS OF THE PIEDMONT CHOIRS

    Robert Geary, director

     

                    

    WHEN:      Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at 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 2012/13 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.

     

     

     

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  • contact:

    CONTACT: Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org

    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org