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  • Dec. 14, 2004
  • Music of Bach and the Baroque Era Are Highlighted in Second Chamber Music Society Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14, at 8 PM


    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues its Chamber Music Society series at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Tuesday, December 14, at 8 p.m. with critically acclaimed countertenor Andreas Scholl, harpsichordist Lucinda Carver, and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The evening focuses on the Baroque era with the music of Bach, as well as arias by Handel.

    Known for his "…liquid tone and amazing technique…" (The London Times), Andreas Scholl interprets arias from Gasparini, Vivaldi, and Handel in an evening of music highlighting the Baroque voice. The concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall also directs attention to the flute with two works by Bach framing Scholl's offerings: the Sonata in B minor for flute, harpsichord, and continuo and the Orchestral Suite in B minor performed in reduced scoring, for flute, string quartet, and harpsichord.

    As an exclusive artist to Decca, ANDREAS SCHOLL has released a series of extraordinary solo recordings including Vivaldi Motets with the Australian Brandenburg Orchestra; Heroes, a disc of arias by Handel, Mozart, Hasse, and Gluck; Robert Dowland's A Musicall Banquet; Wayfaring Stranger, specially arranged English and American folksongs with the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra; Arcadia, a collection of rare and unpublished cantatas by composers from Rome's Arcadian Circle with Accademia Bizantina; and Pergolesi's Stabat Mater with Les Talens Lyriques and Barbara Bonney under Christophe Rousset. His discography also includes Handel's Saul and Solomon with the Gabrieli Consort under Paul McCreesh, Bach's Christmas Oratorio, Monteverdi's Orfeo and 1610 Vespers, and Gramophone Award-winning recordings of Vivaldi's Stabat Mater and Caldara's Maddalna ai piedi di Cristo, all under Rene Jacobs. This season's highlights include a European recital tour with a program of Handel Cantatas and songs by Mozart and Haydn, Handel's Messiah with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and performances in the title role of Handel's Giulio Cesare at Royal Danish Opera, which will be recorded by Decca. Born in Germany, Scholl received musical training with the Kiedricher Chorbuben and the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.. He is a winner of the 1999 ECHO Awards, Prix de l'Union de la Presse Musicale Belge, and the Middle Ages/Renaissance category of the 2002 Edison Awards for his recording of A Musicall Banquet.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12, 2004 at 8:00 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    ANDREAS SCHOLL, countertenor

    LUCINDA CARVER, harpsichord

    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (in order of appearance)

    JANET FERGUSON, flute

    DAVID GARRETT, cello

    LYNDON JOHNSTON TAYLOR, violin

    LARRY SONDERLING, violin

    MARK KASHPER, violin

    VARTY MANOULIAN, violin

    LETICIA OAKS STRONG, viola

    OSCAR M. MEZA, bass

    CATHERINE RANSOM KAROLY, flute

    INGRID CHUN, violin

    INGRID HUTMAN, viola

    JONATHAN KAROLY, cello

    BACH Sonata in B minor for flute, harpsichord and continuo

    HANDEL Arias

    BACH Orchestral Suite in B minor with string quartet and harpsichord

    Tickets ($15 - $125) 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. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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