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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC PRESENTS VIOLINIST GIDON KREMER AND KREMERATA MUSICA IN RECITAL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Jan. 20, 2004
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, at 8 PM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues its Colburn Celebrity Recitals in 2004 with violinist Gidon Kremer on Tuesday, January 20, at 8 p.m. The recital features Kremer performing the works of Russian and Eastern European composers with his ensemble, Kremerata Musica.

    The evening's repertoire includes Valentin Silvestrov's Postludio DSCH for soprano, violin, cello, and piano; Alfred Schnittke's Sonata No. 2 for violin and piano; and Shostakovich's Piano Trio No. 1, Piano Sonata No. 1, and Seven Verses for soprano, violin, cello, and piano, Op. 127.

    The Gidon Kremer and Kremerata Musica performance is one of eight recital presentations in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2003/2004 Colburn Celebrity Series. The series continues with violinist Hilary Hahn on February 10; violinist Maxim Vengerov with pianist Fazil Say on March 3; baritone Matthias Goerne and pianist Alfred Brendel on March 29; pianist Alfred Brendel on April 6; and pianist AndrĂ¡s Schiff on May 9.

    In the course of his distinguished career, violinist GIDON KREMER has established a worldwide reputation as one of the most original and compelling artists of his generation. He has appeared on virtually every major concert stage with the most celebrated orchestras of Europe and American and has collaborated with today's foremost conductors and instrumentalists. Kremer's repertoire is extensive, encompassing all of the standard classical and Romantic violin works, as well as music by 20th-century masters. An exceptionally prolific recording artist, Kremer has recorded more than 100 albums. Born in Riga, Latvia in 1947, Kremer studied under David Oistrakh at the Moscow Conservatory.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2004 at 8 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    GIDON KREMER, violin

    KREMERATA MUSICA:

    Yulia Korpacheva, soprano

    Wendy Warner, cello

    Andrius Zlabys, piano

    SILVESTROV Postludio DSCH for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano

    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor, Op. 8

    SCHNITTKE Sonata No. 2 for Violin and Piano, "Quasi una sonata"

    SHOSTAKOVICH Piano Sonata No. 1, Op. 12

    SHOSTAKOVICH Seven Verses for Soprano, Violin, Cello, and Piano, Op. 127

    Tickets ($30 - $75) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at LAPhil.com, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($15), will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Recital, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

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