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  • CELEBRATED PIANIST GARRICK OHLSSON PERFORMS AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Apr. 27, 2007
  • FRIDAY, APRIL 27, AT 8 PM

    Concert Supported by a Generous Grant from the Colburn Foundation

    Versatile pianist Garrick Ohlsson performs a solo recital as part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association's Colburn Celebrity series on Friday, April 27, 2007, at 8 p.m., at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concert's program features Beethoven's Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90; Liszt's Sonata in B Minor; Szymanowski's Three Masks, Op. 34; and Prokofiev's Sonata No. 7, Op. 83.

    Ohlsson has developed a reputation for his commanding performances of the works of Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert, as well as the Romantic repertoire. His repertoire is unusually wide and eclectic - ranging from Haydn and Mozart to works of the 21st century - and to date he has at his command some 80 concertos. A prolific recording artist, Ohlsson can be heard on the Arabesque, RCA Victor Red Seal, Angel, Bridge BMG, Delos, Hänssler, Nonesuch, Telarc and Virgin Classic labels.

    The Colburn Celebrity series offers virtuoso performances by world-renowned artists. Remaining recitals this season include Chanticleer (May 3, 2007); and Hélène Grimaud, piano (June 17, 2007).

    Since his triumph as winner of the 1970 Chopin International Piano Competition, pianist GARRICK OHLSSON has established himself worldwide as a musician of magisterial interpretive and technical prowess. Although he has long been regarded as one of the world's leading exponents of the music of Frédéric Chopin, Ohlsson commands an enormous repertoire, which ranges over the entire piano literature. In the 2006/07 season, Ohlsson opens the Mostly Mozart Festival in New York in a live, nationally-televised performance. He also appears in North America and Canada with the symphony orchestras of Atlanta, Detroit, Milwaukee, Montreal, New Jersey, Oregon, Pittsburgh, San Diego and Utah. A series of recitals in Anchorage, Boston, Cleveland, Florida, Los Angeles, Ottawa and San Francisco will culminate in three recitals of Beethoven sonatas at Lincoln Center, and a performance of Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto at Carnegie Hall with Orchestra of St. Luke's. In Europe, he performs at the BBC Proms with Budapest Festival Orchestra, at the Warsaw Chopin Festival, with the Czech Philharmonic, with the BBC Philharmonic, and in recital in Spain and Italy. A native of White Plains, N.Y., Ohlsson began his piano studies at the age of 8. In addition to his 1970 triumph at the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, he has won First Prizes at the 1966 Busoni Competition in Italy and 1968 Montréal Piano Competition, the Avery Fisher Prize in 1994 and the 1998 University Musical Society Distinguished Artist Award in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

    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.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

    FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2007, AT 8 PM

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

    Colburn Celebrity Series

    GARRICK OHLSSON, piano

    BEETHOVEN Sonata No. 27 in E Minor, Op. 90

    LISZT Sonata in B Minor

    SZYMANOWSKI Three Masks, Op. 34

    PROKOFIEV Sonata No. 7, Op. 83

    Concert Supported by a Generous Grant from the Colburn Foundation

    Tickets ($33 - $86) are on sale now online at LAPhil.com, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, 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 10 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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