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  • JAMES O’DONNELL CONTINUES THE 2012/13 ORGAN RECITAL SERIES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Mar. 1, 2013
  • REVISED TIME: Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    WHAT:        James O’Donnell - Organist and Master of the Choristers of Westminster Abbey and current President of the Royal College of Organists - makes his venue debut at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM* as part of the 2012/13 Organ Recital Series.  O’Donnell performs works by Pott, Duruflé, Bach and Elgar.

    James O’Donnell is internationally recognized as a conductor and organ recitalist. Under his direction, the Choir of Westminster Cathedral won the Gramophone ‘Record of the Year’ award (for its Hyperion recording of masses by Frank Martin and Pizzetti in 1998).  O’Donnell is responsible for the direction of the Abbey’s music for daily services and events that have recently including the State Visit of Pope Benedict XVI and the Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. 

    An Upbeat Live pre-concert event will take place in BP Hall at 7:30 PM* and is free of charge to all ticket holders. Thomas Neenan, lecturer in music history and music theory at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and Director of Music at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Pacific Palisades, hosts.

    * Due to scheduling conflicts, please note the revised program and start time. The program will now begin at 8:30 PM and the performance will no longer include an intermission. Upbeat Live will take place at 7:30 PM in BP Hall.

    For more information and complete artist biography, please visit: www.laphil.com

    WHO:         James O’Donnell

    WHEN:       Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    WHERE:      WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012

    PROGRAM:          

    POTT           Toccata
    DURUFLÉ     Prélude, adagio et choral varié sur le thème du Veni Creator, Op. 4
    BACH           Three chorale preludes from ‘The Eighteen’
                       Allein Gott in der Höh’ sei Ehr, BWV 664
                       Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland, BWV 659Komm, Heiliger Geist, BWV 651
    ELGAR         Sonata in G

    ORGAN RECITAL SERIES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL:

    The WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL ORGAN was inaugurated in 2004 at the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s second season in the new Hall.  Designed by Frank Gehry and Manuel Rosales of Rosales Organ Builders, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ contains pipes ranging in size from a pencil to a telephone pole, and is voiced with a wide dynamic range from pianississimo to a breathtaking fortissimo.  The specially curved wood façade pipes were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau of solid, vertical grain Douglas fir and consist of the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the façade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine.

    The 2012/13 Organ Recital Series concludes with:Cameron Carpenter (Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM)

    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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  • contact:

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