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  • Nov. 5, 2018
  • Malcolm McDowell Set to Host
    Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey
    at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, at 8pm
    Sunday, November 25, at 2pm



    The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced today that Malcolm McDowell will host Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey, featuring the LA Phil and Los Angeles Master Chorale led by conductor Jessica Cottis, in a program of music selections and accompanying clips from some of Kubrick’s most celebrated films, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, and Eyes Wide Shut. Performances are Friday and Saturday, November 23 and 24, at 8pm, and Sunday, November 25, at 2pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey is a tribute to the pioneering director and his groundbreaking use of music in film. Kubrick often rejected original scores in favor of existing or reworked renditions of classical compositions, and he used them so effectively that they’ve become shorthand for his entire style.

    Malcolm McDowell is arguably among the most dynamic and inventive of world-class actors, yet also one capable of immense charm, humor, and poignancy. McDowell has created a gallery of iconic characters since catapulting to the screen as Mick Travis, the rebellious upperclassman in Lindsay Anderson's prize-winning sensation, If... His place in movie history was subsequently secured when Stanley Kubrick finally found the actor he was searching for to play the gleefully amoral Alex in A Clockwork Orange, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe; when McDowell himself conceived the idea for Mick Travis’ further adventures in Anderson’s Candide-like masterpiece, O Lucky Man!; and when he wooed Mary Steenburgen and defeated Jack the Ripper as the romantically inquisitive H.G. Wells in Time After Time. Those legendary roles are among the ones that have endured with legions of filmgoers, while new fans have been won over by his tyrannical Soran (the destroyer of Capt. Kirk) in Star Trek: Generations and his Machiavellian Mr. Roarke in Fantasy Island. In summer of 2011, Malcolm starred in his own show, TNT’s Franklin & Bash, as Stanton Infeld and later that year in the Academy Award-winning silent film sensation, The Artist. In December of 2014, Malcolm was seen again as a series regular on Amazon’s Golden Globe award-winning show, Mozart in the Jungle. McDowell played Thomas, a seasoned conductor being forced into retirement by the arrival of hot shot new conductor Rodrigo, played by Gael Garcia Bernal.

    Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Jessica Cottis, conductor
    Malcolm McDowell, host
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
     Grant Gershon, Artistic Director

    By Arrangement with Warner Bros. Pictures

    Friday, November 23, 2018, at 8pm
    Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 8pm
    Sunday, November 25, 2018, at 2pm

    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 S. Grand Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90012


    Selected excerpts from

    2001: A Space Odyssey
     LIGETI                      Atmosphères
     R. STRAUSS            Also sprach Zarathustra
     J. STRAUSS            The Blue Danube Waltz
     LIGETI                      Requiem
     KHACHATURIAN     Gayane, Suite No. 3

    The Shining
     BARTÓK                   Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta
     PENDERECKI          De natura sonoris No. 2
                                      Canon for String Orchestra and Tape
                                      Utrenja No. 2 (Ewangelia/Kanon Paschy)

    Barry Lyndon
     HANDEL*                 Harpsichord Suite in D minor, HWV 437 (Sarabande)
     SCHUBERT*            Piano Trio in E-Flat Major, Op. 100
     BACH*                      Concerto for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1060
     VIVALDI*                  Cello Concerto in E minor
    *Arranged by Leonard ROSENMAN

    Eyes Wide Shut
     SHOSTAKOVICH     Suite for Variety Orchestra (Waltz No. 2)
     LIGETI                      Musica Ricercata No. 2

    A Clockwork Orange
     BEETHOVEN          Symphony No. 9
     ROSSINI                  Overture to La gazza ladra

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    Tickets are available at, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.


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