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  • Mar. 11, 2005
  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic Performs Works by Prokofiev, Beethoven and Falla

    FRIDAY, MARCH 11, AT 8 PM;
    SATURDAY and SUNDAY MARCH 12 and 13 AT 2 PM

    Media support provided by K-Mozart 105.1 FM

    Guest conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday, March 11 at 8 PM, and Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13 at 2 PM. The guest conductor shares the stage with Los Angeles Philharmonic Concertmaster Alexander Treger in a performance of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63. The program also includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 4 and Manuel de Falla's Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat.

    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, known for his interpretation of works by countryman Manuel de Falla, has recorded all of Falla's compositions. Falla's The Three-Cornered Hat was an expansion of an earlier work The Corregidor and the Miller, a comic tale of a village magistrate (Corregidor) falling for the beautiful wife of a miller. The wife pretends to like the magistrate only later to embarrass him as the village fool. The Three-Cornered Hat, which premiered in 1919, was a collaboration between composer Manuel de Falla, ballet choreographer Serge Diaghilev, and artist Pablo Picasso.

    Mexican composer and educator Daniel Catán hosts Upbeat Live, a pre-concert lecture series, which begins at 7 PM on March 11, and at 1 PM on March 12 and 13. Upbeat Live takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall and is free to all ticket holders.

    RAFAEL FRÜHBECK DE BURGOS has been Chief Conductor of the Orchestra Sinfonica Nazionale della RAI, Torino, since 2001 and began his most recent appointment this season as the Music Director of the Dresden Philharmonic. His distinguished career includes directorships at the Bilbao Orchestra (1958-1962), the Spanish National Orchestra (1962-1978), the Düsseldolf Symphony Orchestra (1966-1971), Montreal Symphony Orchestra (1974-1976), Vienna Symphony Orchestra (1991-1997), Deutsche Oper Berlin (1992-1997), and the Berlin Rundfunk symphony orchestra
    (1994-2000). For ten years he was Principal Guest Conductor of the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington, D.C., and of the Yomiuri Nippon Symphony Orchestra, of which he became Honorary Conductor in 1991. Born in Burgos, Spain, in 1933, Frühbeck studied violin, piano, theory, and composition at the conservatories of Bilbao and Madrid and later studied conducting at the Munich Hochschule für Musik. Frühbeck is the recipient of an honorary doctorate from the University of Navarra in Spain, the Gold Medal of the City of Vienna, the Gold Medal from the Gustav Mahler International Society, and the Jacinto Guerrero Prize, Spain's most important musical award.

    ALEXANDER TREGER began his musical training at the age of five in his native Russia, where he studied violin and piano. By age 13, he had won a number of competitions in his country. He later was chosen by David Oistrakh to study at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory, where he studied for six years. After completing his studies, Treger joined the Moscow Radio Symphony and later became Concertmaster/Soloist of the Israel Chamber Orchestra. Treger arrived in the United States in 1973 and joined 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. A musician with many interests and talents, Treger devotes much of his time to conducting. He has 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. He made his Los Angeles Philharmonic conducting debut in January 1998. Treger also enjoys teaching promising young musicians. Treger succeeded Mehli Mehta as the Music Director/Conductor of the American Youth Symphony beginning in the 1998/99 season.


    FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2005 AT 8 PM

    SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 2005 AT 2 PM

    SUNDAY, MARCH 13, 2005 AT 2 PM

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor

    Alexander Treger, violin

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63

    FALLA Suites Nos. 1 and 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat

    Media support provided by K-Mozart 105.1 FM

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place one hour prior to each concert in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and are free to all ticket holders. Mexican composer and educator Daniel Catán hosts program.

    Tickets ($15 - $125) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at, 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. 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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