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  • WDCH
  • Nov. 11, 2005
  • Program Also Features Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Haydn’s Cello Concerto Performed by Exciting Young Cellist Alban Gerhardt

    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2005, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2005, AT 2 PM

    Media support provided by KCET.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association continues its five-year survey of the symphonies and string quartets of Dmitri Shostakovich with a performance of Symphony No. 15 at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Friday, November 11, at 8 p.m. Maestro Andrey Boreyko, making his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut, conducts the concert, which repeats on Sunday, November 13, at 2 p.m. The concert also features Haydn’s Cello Concerto in C with exciting young cellist Alban Gerhardt, making his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, as well as Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet.

    Russian-born Boreyko, considered one of the most exciting and dynamic conductors to emerge from Eastern Europe in recent years, is currently in his final season as Music Director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. He also holds the positions of chief conductor of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra and chief conductor of the Bern Symphony Orchestra. Gerhardt, whose spellbinding performances have made him one of the most sought-after cellists in the world, made his Hollywood Bowl debut in August 2004.

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage and are free to all concert ticket holders. Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians perform Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 15; conductor and music educator Christopher Russell hosts. Upbeat Live begins at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.

    The Shostakovich Cycle concludes with two additional concerts during the L.A. Philharmonic’s 2005/2006 season, the first conducted by James Conlon on January 20, 21 and 22, 2006. Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the final Shostakovich Cycle concert on February 2, 3 and 4, 2006.

    ANDREY BOREYKO was born in St. Petersburg and first received international recognition in 1987, when he won diplomas and prizes at the Grzegorz Fitelberg conductors' competition in Katowice and again in 1989 at the Kirill Kondrashin conductors' competition in Amsterdam. Between 2000 and 2003 Boreyko was principal guest conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra. Renowned for his innovative approach to programming, he received awards from the German Music Critics for the most innovative concert programming in 1999/2000, 2000/01 and 2002/03, an unprecedented achievement. Boreyko has appeared as guest conductor with such orchestras as the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Deutsches Symphonie Orchester Berlin, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, the St. Petersburg Symphony, and the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. He has toured Germany, Portugal and Spain with the Munich Philharmonic and the United States with the Czech Philharmonic, culminating in a concert at Carnegie Hall. A strong advocate of contemporary music, he has a special relationship with such composers as Brett Dean, Leonid Desyatnikov (conducting the world premiere of Russian Seasons with Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica in St. Gallen/Switzerland Festival), Bernd Franke, Henryk Gorecki, Sofia Gubaidulina, Giya Kancheli, Arvo Pärt, Alexander Raskatov and Valentin Silvestrov. His discography includes works by Ginastera, Bloch, Silvestrov and Takemitsu.

    After ALBAN GERHARDT’s career-launching debut with the Berlin Philharmonic in 1991, concerts followed on three continents. In Europe, he has appeared with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, the radio orchestras of Frankfurt, Hamburg, Leipzig and Munich, the Dresden Philharmonic, the Hamburg Philharmonic, the Munich Philharmonic, the London Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony (London), the City of Birmingham Symphony at the London Proms, the Bournemouth Symphony, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, the Rotterdam Philharmonic, the Helsinki Philharmonic, the Czech Philharmonic, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the Monte Carlo Philharmonic and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, among others. North American engagements include the symphonies of Vancouver, Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Seattle, Utah, Baltimore as well as the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the National Symphony in Washington, D.C. Appearances in Asia include the Shinsei Symphony, the orchestras of Tokyo and Nagoya and the Hong Kong Philharmonic. Among the conductors with whom he has appeared are Sir Colin Davis, Christoph Eschenbach, Manfred Honeck, Neeme Järvi, Paavo Järvi, Fabio Luisi, Sir Neville Marriner, Kurt Masur, Sakari Oramo, Leonard Slatkin and Osmo Vänska. Gerhardt has also appeared worldwide in recital at venues such as Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, the Hollywood Bowl, the Ravinia Festival, Wigmore Hall, Théâtre de la Ville, the Châtelet, Berliner Philharmonie and Suntory Hall in Tokyo. He has collaborated with many renowned pianists, including Christoph Eschenbach, Markus Groh, Cecile Licad, Steven Osborne and Lars Vogt. Festival appearances include Spoleto (Italy and the U.S.), Vancouver, Newport, Edinburgh, Schleswig-Holstein, Berliner Festwochen and the Autumn Festival in Prague. Gerhardt was awarded the ECHO Classics Prize for his recording of the three cello sonatas of Brahms for Harmonia Mundi. Other CDs include Spanish Encores for EMI; the Barber Concerto, Frank Bridge’s Orations and Michael Berkeley’s Concerto with the Welsh BBC under Richard Hickox for Chandos; and a CD of solo works for cello (Bach, Britten and Kodály) for Oehms Classics.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places anywhere to experience music — Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.


    FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2005, AT 8 PM

    SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2005, AT 2 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles


    ANDREY BORYEKO, conductor


    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 15

    HAYDN Cello Concerto in C

    TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet

    Media support provided by KCET.

    Upbeat Live pre-concert events take place on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage and is free to all concert ticket holders. Los Angeles Philharmonic musicians perform Shostakovich’s Quartet No. 15; conductor and music educator Christopher Russell hosts. Upbeat Live begins at 6:45 p.m. on Friday, November 11, and at 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, November 13.

    Tickets ($15-$129) 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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