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  • SIR NEVILLE MARRINER CONDUCTS LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC IN ALL-MOZART PROGRAM FEATURING PIANIST JONATHAN BISS AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL
  • Aug. 16, 2005
  • Soprano Marisol Montalvo Performs Ch'io mi scordi di te

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 and THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 8 PM

    Classical Tuesdays at the Bowl are sponsored by Fidelity Investments

    K-Mozart is Media Sponsor for Both Concerts

    Sir Neville Marriner, co-founder of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, returns to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the first time in more than 3 decades in a program of Mozart with twenty-three-year-old American pianist Jonathan Biss and soprano Marisol Montalvo on Tuesday, August 16 and Thursday, August 18 at 8 p.m.

    The illustrious Marriner last appeared at the Bowl in 1971. Biss, noted for his intriguing programs, artistic maturity and versatility, and Montalvo, winner of the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, make their Bowl debuts. The concert program features Mozart's Symphony No. 35 in D, K. 385 ("Haffner"), Piano Concerto No. 9, "Jeune homme" with Biss, Ch'io mi scordi di te with Montalvo, and Symphony No. 39.

    Sir Neville Marriner began his professional life as a violinist, first in a string quartet and trio, then in the London Symphony Orchestra, during which time he founded the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with a small group of friends in 1959. He directed the ensemble from the concertmaster's seat until the repertoire demanded larger forces, then, at the urging of his mentor Pierre Monteux, he relinquished his violin and took up the baton. In 1969 he left the London Symphony Orchestra and founded the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, at the same time extending the repertoire of the Academy and guest conducting symphony orchestras around the world. He has served as Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra and Principal Conductor of the Sudwest Deutsche Rundfunk Orchestra in Stuttgart. Marriner made his opera debut conducting The Marriage of Figaro at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and his U.S. opera debut with the Los Angeles Opera with La Cenerentola. Today he tours regularly with the Academy to the Far East and South America, as well as Germany, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. He has twice been honored for services to music in his native Great Britain and in Germany, France, and Sweden, and holds many honorary degrees in the U.S., the Far East, and at home.

    Pianist Jonathan Biss has already proved himself an accomplished and exceptional musician with a flourishing international reputation through his orchestral and recital performances in North America and Europe. Biss performs a diverse repertoire ranging from Mozart and Beethoven, through the Romantics to Janácek and Schoenberg as well as works by contemporary composers. Biss has performed with most major U.S. orchestras, and made his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut in the fall of 2004.


    Marisol Montalvo
    was born in New York and studied at the Mannes College of Music and at the Studio Opera of Zurich. In addition to winning the Metropolitan Opera Council Auditions, she won the Philadelphia Concerto Soloists Competition and was also a finalist of the Belvedere competition in Vienna. She has appeared at the Spoleto Festival, the Zurich Opera, the Glyndebourne Festival Opera, the Klangbogen Festival in Vienna, the National Theater in Mannheim, the Dormund Opera and the Chautauqua Opera Festival, among many others. She has performed with Christoph Eschenbach, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic, the Fort Collins Symphony and the World Youth Orchestra.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and in 1991 gave its name to the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a resident ensemble that has filled a special niche in the musical life of Southern California. The 2004 season introduced audiences to a revitalized Hollywood Bowl, featuring a newly-constructed shell and stage and the addition of four stadium screens enhancing stage views in the venue. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 37th season. Attendance figures over the past several decades have soared: in 1980 the Bowl first topped the half-million mark and close to one million admissions have been recorded. In February 2005, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue at the 16th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards; it is no wonder that the Bowl's summer music festival has become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers, and Disneyland.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 16 AT 8 PM

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 18 AT 8 PM

    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood

    MOZART WITH MARRINER

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    SIR NEVILLE MARRINER, Conductor

    JONATHAN BISS, Piano

    MARISOL MONTALVO, Soprano

    MOZART Symphony No. 35, "Haffner"

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9

    MOZART Ch'io mi scordi di te

    MOZART Symphony No. 39

    Classical Tuesdays at the Bowl are sponsored by Fidelity Investments

    K-Mozart is Media Sponsor for Both Concerts

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