Admired by fellow musicians and audiences alike, French maestro Emmanuel Krivine returns to the podium at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the first of two weeks of concerts beginning November 14 at 8 p.m., and continuing on Saturday, November 17 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, November 18 at 2:30 p.m. Works written during the 19th century, the heyday of Romanticism, comprise the program. Upbeat Live, a free pre-concert lecture with Susan Key, takes place one hour prior to each performance in the Grand Hall.
The concert opens with Felix Mendelssohn’s overture The Fair Melusina, based on a medieval legend of a water sprite who turned into a serpent-like creature once a week. Philharmonic Concertmaster Alexander Treger then joins his colleagues to play the Violin Concerto No. 2 by Henryk Wieniawski. One of the preeminent violinists of the 19th century, Wienawski composed a number of masterly works, of which this concerto has proven to be the most enduring, to showcase his talent. Johannes Brahms’ Symphony No. 1 closes the program. With its dark, sustained opening and its triumphant close, the symphony was hailed by some as “Beethoven’s Tenth,” an indication of Brahms’ achievement in this work.
Tickets ($12-$78) are available at the Philharmonic’s Music Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Música, and selected Wherehouse locations), and by credit card phone order at 213/365-3500. Tickets are also available on-line at laphil.com. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount; call 323/850-2050. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available 2 hours prior to the performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for special discounts. For further information, please call 323/850-2000.
Conductor EMMANUEL KRIVINE made his professional debut as a violinist. At the age of 16 he was awarded first prize at the Brussels Conservatory and studied with Henryk Szeryng and Yehudi Menuhin. In 1965, he met Karl Böhm in Salzburg, and shifted his career emphasis to conducting. Krivine served as Permanent Guest Conductor of the Nouvel Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France between 1976 and 1983, but it was in 1983, during a German tour that his talent as a conductor was fully recognized. Since then, he appeared widely with orchestras like the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, the London Symphony Orchestra, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the NHK Symphony, Tokyo. For seven years he was also conductor of the French National Youth Orchestra, and he has just renewed his association with them as Music Director for 2001/2002. In 1987, he became Musical Director of the Orchestre National de Lyon, a post he held until summer 2000. The 2001/2002 season includes performances with the Orchestre National de France, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano “Giuseppe Verdi,” the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, and the Montreal Symphony, among others. During summer 2002, Krivine will conduct four concerts at the first “Mostly Mozart” festival in London’s Barbican Centre and visit major North American festivals.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster ALEXANDER TREGER began his musical training at the age of five in his native Russia, where he studied violin and piano. He studied at the Moscow Conservatory with David Oistrakh, and, after graduating, became a member of the Moscow Radio Symphony. After leaving Russia, he became Concertmaster/Soloist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Treger arrived in the United States in 1973 and became a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1974. He was named Assistant Concertmaster in 1978, promoted to Second Concertmaster two years later, and appointed Concertmaster in 1985. Treger has won high praise for his solo performances with the orchestra at the Music Center, the Hollywood Bowl, and in Southern California communities. With the Philharmonic, he has performed concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, Bartók, Mendelssohn, Sibelius, Shostakovich, Szymanowski, and John Williams, under the direction of Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini, Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Vladimir Ashkenazy, and Esa-Pekka Salonen, among others. Treger has also appeared as a guest conductor with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, California’s Music in the Mountains Festival Orchestra, the New World Symphony, and the Santa Monica Symphony. In January 1998, he made his Los Angeles Philharmonic conducting debut, replacing an indisposed Franz Welser-Möst. In 1993, he was appointed the Music Director/Conductor of the Crossroads Chamber Orchestra, and he was appointed to succeed Mehli Mehta as the Music Director/Conductor of the American Youth Symphony.
EDITORS - PLEASE NOTE:
Wednesday, November 14, 8 PM
Saturday, November and 17, 8 PM
Sunday, November 18, 2:30 PM
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Los Angeles Philharmonic
EMMANUEL KRIVINE, conductor
ALEXANDER TREGER, violin
Mendelssohn: The Fair Melusina, Op. 32
Wieniawski: Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor, Op. 22
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68
Upbeat Live, a free pre-concert discussion with Susan Key, takes place one hour prior to performances.
Single tickets ($12-$78) are available at the Philharmonic’s Music Center box office, all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons-May, Tower Records, Ritmo Latino, Tu Música, and selected Wherehouse locations), and by credit card phone order at 213/365-3500. Tickets are also available on-line at www.laphil.com. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available 2 hours prior to the performance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion box office. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person. Groups of 10 or more may be eligible for special discounts. For further information, please call 323/850-2000.
Elizabeth Hinckley, (323) 850-2047; Rachelle Roe, (323) 850-2032