Performers Include Artist-In-Residence Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet &
Baritone Nathan Gunn
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Chamber Music Society announces its 2001/2002 season at the Skirball Cultural Center’s new Ahmanson Hall. Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform an eight concert series in a new performance space in West Los Angeles.
New this year, the series will be presented at Ahmanson Hall, which was dedicated in April 2001. Ahmanson Hall is located off the 405 Freeway at the Mulholland/Skirball Center Drive exit, near the Getty Center. The address is 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, 90049. All concerts are performed on Monday nights beginning at 8:00 p.m.
Spanning from November to May, the series presents a wide range of chamber music from various composers, nations and musical periods. Works range from Beethoven and Mozart to Shostakovich and Osvaldo Golijov, as part of larger examinations of these latter composers’ work through out the season.
Subscriptions are currently available for the eight-concert Chamber Music Society series by calling 323/850-2000 or visiting laphil.com. Single tickets ($25) go on sale on September 30 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Musica, and selected Wherehouse locations), and by credit card phone order at 213/365-3500. Tickets will also available online at laphil.com. or are available at Ahmanson Hall on the day of performance, two hours prior to the concert. For further information, please call 323/850-2000.
The series begins on Monday, November 5, with works by Villa-Lobos and On Location artist-in-residence Osvaldo Golijov, including the latter’s Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind. On November 26 another On Location artist-in-residence, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, performs pieces by Poulenc and Ravel during an evening devoted to French composers. On January 14, members of the Philharmonic begin the chamber music component of our Shostakovich Cycle, performing his first three String Quartets, as part of the first year of the 5-year cycle. An all Beethoven program is slated for February 4.
The second half of the season begins on March 4 with various works featuring woodwind instruments. On March 25, three American composers, Samuel Barber, Charles Ives and Augusta Read Thomas, will be represented with works. The performance on Monday, April 29, part of the Philharmonic’s Mozart Festival, includes a duo and a string quartet by that composer, among other works. The season closes with a program of Eastern European music on May 13.
Chamber Music Society concerts are presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic in association with The Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation as a community service.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
Monday, November 5, 2001
Program to include:
Villa-Lobos: Bachianas Brasileiras No. 6 for Flute and Bassoon
Golijov: Dreams and Prayers of Isaac the Blind
Golijov: Yiddishbuk for String Quartet
Monday, November 26, 2001
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Martinu: 3 Madrigals for Violin and Viola
Ravel: Sonata for Violin and Piano
Poulenc: Sextet for Piano and Winds
Debussy: String Quartet
Monday, January 14, 2002
String Quartet No. 1 in C, Op. 49
String Quartet No. 2 in A, Op. 68
String Quartet No. 3 in F, Op. 73
Monday, February 4, 2002
Sextet in E-flat for Winds, Op. 71
Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola, Op. 25
String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat, Op. 74 (‘Harp”)
Monday, March 4, 2002
Brahms: Clarinet Trio in A minor, Op. 114
Wolfgang: Moods in Blue for Bassoon and Piano
Childs: Sonata for Bassoon and Piano
Prokofiev: Quintet for Oboe, Clarinet, Violin, Viola, and Bass, Op. 39
Monday, March 25, 2002
With Nathan Gunn, baritone
Barber: Summer Music, for Woodwind Quartet
Barber: Dover Beach, for Voice and String Quartet
Augusta Read Thomas: Piano Trio
Ives: String Quartet No. 1
Monday, April 29, 2002
Program to include:
Duo in B-flat for Bassoon and Cello, K. 292
String Quartet No. 22 in B-flat, K. 589
Monday, May 13, 2002
Dohnányi: Serenade for String Trio
Bartók: String Quartet No. 2
Dvorák: String Quintet in G, Op. 77
Subscriptions are currently available for the eight-concert Chamber Music Society series by calling 323/850-2000 or visiting laphil.com. Single tickets ($25) go on sale on September 30 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Musica, and selected Wherehouse locations), and by credit card phone order at 213/365-3500. Tickets will also available online at laphil.com or at available at Ahmanson Hall on the day of performance, two hours prior to the concert. For further information, please call 323/850-2000.
David Barber, 213/972-3084