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  • WDCH
  • Nov. 7, 2013
  • Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, 2013, at 8 PM

    Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 2 PM

    WHAT:       Russian conductor Semyon Bychkov returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to lead the LA Phil in Bruckner’s masterful Symphony No. 8, Friday and Saturday, November 15 and 16, at 8 pm, as well as Sunday, November 17, at 2 pm. On its debut in 1892, composer Hugo Wolf described Bruckner’s extraordinary work as “the creation of a giant, surpassing in spiritual dimension and magnitude all the other symphonies of the master.”

    With his time carefully balanced between operatic and symphonic repertoire, Semyon Bychkov enjoys long-standing and fruitful relationships with the orchestras and major opera houses in London, Paris, Vienna, Milan, Berlin, Chicago and New York. Future seasons include engagements with most of the major orchestras throughout the world, and his debuts with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment and the European Union Youth Orchestra. Bychkov’s conducting is recognized for the breadth of his vision, the clarity of interpretation and the rich beauty of his sound, captured in a series of award-winning CDs and DVDs that are part of the legacy of his tenure with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln. Winner of BBC Music Magazine’s Record of the Year 2010, Bychkov’s recording of Wagner’s Lohengrin was committed to disc following staged performances at the Vienna Staatsoper and concert performances in Cologne, and his recording of Strauss’ Alpine Symphony coupled with Till Eulenspiegel (Profil) follows a series of benchmark Strauss recordings that include Ein Heldenleben and Metamorphosen (Avie), Daphne with Renée Fleming (Decca) and Elektra with Deborah Polaski (Profil). Also with WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln are recordings of Mahler, Shostakovich, Rachmaninoff, the complete cycle of Brahms symphonies, and Verdi’s Requiem. The Brahms symphonies and the Rachmaninoff (Symphony No. 2, Symphonic Dances and The Bells) are also available on DVD (Arthaus).   

    Complete Program:
    BRUCKNER  Symphony No. 8

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour before each concert, and are free to all ticket holders. Author and screenwriter Michael Walsh hosts.

    For full artist biographies, please visit:

    SEMYON BYCHKOV, conductor

    WHEN:      Friday, November 15, 2013, at 8 PM
    Saturday, November 16, 2013, at 8 PM
    Sunday, November 17, 2013, at 2 PM           

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles                

    HOW TO PURCHASE:      Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit, 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.

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, 
    Lisa White, 213.972.3408,