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  • THE LA PHIL PRESENTS NIGHT AND DREAMS: A SCHUBERT & BECKETT RECITAL DIRECTED BY YUVAL SHARON AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • March 9, 2017
  • Ryan McKinny Replaces Ian Bostridge in the Program

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 8 PM

    The Colburn Celebrity Recitals series is endowed by a generous grant from The Colburn Foundation 

    Media Sponsor: 89.3 KPCC

    WHAT:

    Schubert songs interact with plays by 20th-century writer Samuel Beckett under the direction of LA Phil Artist-Collaborator Yuval Sharon in Night and Dreams: A Schubert & Beckett Recital at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Tuesday, March 21, at 8 pm. The fully theatrical evening pushes past creative boundaries in an exploration of common ground between the two creators in recital presentation structure.

    "The aim is to unleash the music's drama and the drama's music, and to explore how the austere theatricality of a single Schubert song can illuminate the sonorous beauty of Beckett's taut prose," said Sharon of the production.

    Bass-baritone Ryan McKinny, who recently performed the title role in the LA Phil's presentation of John Adams' Nixon in China to great acclaim, replaces tenor Ian Bostridge, who had to withdraw from the performance for personal reasons. The cast also features the return of soprano Julia Bullock, who appeared in the LA Phil's presentation of John Adams' El Niño late last year.

    In addition, the evening features actors whose credits include stage, television and film including Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern, both of whom are renowned for their Beckett performances. Mandell first acted in a Beckett play more than 50 years ago and McGovern is known internationally for his award-winning one-man Beckett shows. Together the two appeared in a 2012 production of Beckett's "Waiting for Godot," as well as last year's production of the playwright's "Endgame."

    Other noted actors featured are Miles Anderson, Bella Merlin, and Priscilla Pointer. The distinguished lineup of artists is rounded out with two pianists: Wenwen Du and Richard Valitutto.

    The Schubert song Der Doppelgänger replaces Schubert's Dass sie hier gewesen. The rest of the program remains unchanged.

    The performance is part of the LA Phil's 2016/17 Colburn Celebrity Recitals series, which presents a season of virtuoso performances by world-renowned artists. Remaining events for the season are: pianists Martha Argerich and Stephen Kovacevich (April 8, 2017) and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, mandolinist Chris Thile and bassist Edgar Meyer (May 3, 2017).

    Complete program:

    Night and Dreams: A Schubert & Beckett Recital

    SCHUBERT   Der Doppelgänger
    BECKETT   Ohio Impromptu
    SCHUBERT   Allegretto in C minor
    BECKETT   Come and Go
    SCHUBERT   Lachen und Weinen
    SCHUBERT   Der Einsame
    SCHUBERT   Im Frühling
    BECKETT   Catastrophe
    SCHUBERT   Totengräbers Heimweh
    BECKETT   Act Without Words II
    SCHUBERT   Impromptu D. 935 No. 3
    SCHUBERT   Seligkeit
    BECKETT   That Time
    SCHUBERT   Moments Musicaux No. 2 
    SCHUBERT   Suleika I
    SCHUBERT   Der Tod und das Mädchen
    BECKETT   Rockaby
    SCHUBERT   Nacht und Träume

    "Catastrophe," "Act Without Words II," "Come and Go," "Ohio Impromptu," "Rockaby," and "That Time" are presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

    For full artists' biographies please visit: laphil.com

    WHO: 

    YUVAL SHARON, director
    JOHN IACOVELLI, scenic designer
    CHRISTOPHER KUHL, lighting designer
    JUDITH DOLAN, costume designer
    CAROL DORAN, wig and hair design

    RYAN McKINNY, bass-baritone
    JULIA BULLOCK, soprano
    ALAN MANDELL, actor
    BARRY McGOVERN, actor
    MILES ANDERSON, actor
    BELLA MERLIN, actor
    PRISCILLA POINTER, actor
    WENWEN DU, piano
    RICHARD VALITUTTO, piano 

    DIANA WYENN, assistant director
    HALEI PARKER, assistant costume designer

    WHEN:

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017, at 8 PM

    WHERE:

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    HOW TO PURCHASE:

    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2016/17 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

  • contact:

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