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  • GUSTAVO DUDAMEL CONDUCTS THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE STAGED PRODUCTION OF JOHN ADAMS’ THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THE OTHER MARY
  • Mar. 4, 2013
  • Peter Sellars Directs the Production, which Features Soloists
    Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford, Russell Thomas, Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings and Nathan Medley, and
    the Los Angeles Master Chorale

     

    THURSDAY, MARCH 7, 2013, AT 7:30 PM
    FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 2013, AT 7:30 PM
    SUNDAY, MARCH 10, 2013, AT 2 PM

    Leadership Support for The Gospel According to the Other Mary is Provided by
    the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,
    and National Endowment for the Arts
    Additional support is provided by Gordon P. and Ann G. Getty and Kiki and David I. Gindler
    March 7 Media Sponsor: KUSC

    WHAT:       Following Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s successful world premiere of LA Phil Creative Chair John AdamsThe Gospel According to the Other Mary last season, they present the oratorio in a theatrical setting at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Thursday and Friday, March 7 and 8, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, March 10, at 2 pm. Once again the Los Angeles Master Chorale and six soloists: mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor, contralto Tamara Mumford, tenor Russell Thomas and countertenors Daniel Bubeck, Brian Cummings and Nathan Medley, return for Adams’ large-scale LA Phil-commissioned work. The production also features dancers Michael Schumacher, Anani Sanouvi and Troy Ogilvie. Iconoclastic director Peter Sellars oversees the world premiere staging of the work. The project will then be taken on tour with its European premiere during the orchestra’s international residency at the Barbican London, and continuing performances in Lucerne and Paris, followed by the East Coast premiere at Avery Fisher Hall in New York.

    When the LA Phil premiered The Gospel According to the Other Mary in concert form last season, “it got a masterpiece that will be part of its legacy,” according to Mark Swed in his Los Angeles Times review. Based on the New Testament stories of Lazarus and Jesus’ Passion, incorporating contemporary Latin American poetry, the work takes a fresh approach to the combination of materials that Adams pioneered so successfully in El Niño. The libretto, created by Sellars, draws from the works of social activist Dorothy Day and poetry by Rosario Castellanos, Louise Erdich, Primo Levi, Hildegard von Bingen and Rubén Dario.

    The Gospel According to the Other Mary was commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Barbican Centre, Lincoln Center, Lucerne Festival, Zaterdag Matinee at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, and Cité de la Musique in Paris.

    Complete Program:

    ADAMS                  The Gospel According to the Other Mary

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the concerts, and are free to all ticket holders. LA Phil President and CEO Deborah Borda hosts.

     

    WHO:         LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
    KELLEY O’CONNOR, mezzo-soprano
    TAMARA MUMFORD, contralto
    RUSSELL THOMAS, tenor
    DANIEL BUBECK, countertenor
    BRIAN CUMMINGS, countertenor
    NATHAN MEDLEY, countertenor
    MICHAEL SCHUMACHER, dancer
    ANANI SANOUVI, dancer
    TROY OGILVIE, dancer
    LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
    Grant Gershon, music director

    DUNYA RAMICOVA, costume designer
    JAMES F. INGALLS, lighting designer
    MARK GREY, sound designer
    JAMES DARRAH, assistant director
    HELENE SIEBRITS, associate costume designer
    BEN ZAMORA, associate lighting designer                   

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

    WHEN:      
    Thursday, March 7, 2013, at 7:30 PM
    Friday, March 8, 2013, at 7:30 PM
    Sunday, March 10, 2013, at 2 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:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org    
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408, lwhite@laphil.org