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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC CELEBRATES AMERICAN COMPOSERS IN CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY CONCERT AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Jan. 22, 2008
  • TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008, AT 8 PM

    The Chamber Music Society series is supported by a generous grant from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation

    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform in a Chamber Music Society concert on Tuesday, January 22, at 8 p.m. The program celebrates American music and features selections by composers Gunther Schuller, Paul Turok, John Harbison, Charles Ives and Paul Moravec.

    Los Angeles Philharmonic double bass players Christopher Hanulik, Oscar Meza, David Allen Moore and Peter Rofé perform Gunther Schuller’s Double Bass Quartet. Schuller, a composer and performer that traverses both the jazz and classical worlds, composed this piece in 1947, only to face rejection upon its initial introduction in 1948 - a time when composers more or less expected not to get performed. The piece has since been widely performed all over the world since its Carnegie Hall debut in 1960.

    Composer, critic, publisher and editor Paul Turok has collaborated with Los Angeles Philharmonic oboe and English horn player Carolyn Hove on several pieces, including his Quintet for English Horn and Strings. Joining Carolyn Hove for this performance are Camille Avellano and Robert Gupta, violins; Dana Hansen, viola; and Barry Gold, cello.

    Inspired by an unusually dark winter, John Harbison composed Snow Country for oboe and strings in 1979, and it has since proven popular with performers. Los Angeles Philharmonic members Ariana Ghez, oboe; Mitchell Newman and Johnny Lee, violins; Dana Hansen, viola; Jason Lippmann, cello; and Christopher Hanulik, double bass; perform.

    Charles Ives, the godfather of American music, began writing his Piano Trio in 1904, but did not fully complete the piece until 1911. It is considered one of his greatest works. This evening’s trio features Martin Chalifour, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano.

    The concert concludes with Paul Moravec’s Scherzo, performed by Martin Chalifour, violin; Peter Stumpf, cello; and Joanne Pearce Martin, piano. Moravec has composed over 90 orchestral, chamber, choral, lyric, film and electro-acoustic compositions. The Wall Street Journal describes his music as “assured, virtuosic.” Moravec is best known for his work Tempest Fantasy, which received the 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2007/08 Chamber Music Society series at Walt Disney Concert Hall includes performances by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and distinguished guest artists. On Feb. 12, 2008, Los Angeles Philharmonic members perform Beethoven’s Piano Trio in E-flat major, and Ravel’s String Quartet. Upcoming guest artists include: violinist Janine Jansen on March 18; Gustavo Dudamel playing violin March 26; pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet on April 15; and bass-baritone Eric Owens on May 13.

    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:

    TUESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2008, AT 8 PM

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



    CHAMBER MUSIC



    MEMBERS OF THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC:

    Camille Avellano, violin
    Johnny Lee, violin

    Martin Chalifour, violin
    Jason Lippmann, cello

    Ariana Ghez, oboe
    Joanne Pearce Martin, piano

    Barry Gold, cello
    Oscar Meza, double bass

    Robert Gupta, violin
    David Allen Moore, double bass

    Dana Hansen, viola
    Mitchell Newman, violin

    Christopher Hanulik, double bass
    Peter Rofé, double bass

    Carolyn Hove, English horn
    Peter Stumpf, cello



    SCHULLER Double Bass Quartet

    TUROK Quintet for English horn and Strings

    HARBISON Snow Country

    IVES Piano Trio

    MORAVEC Scherzo



    The Chamber Music Society series is supported by a generous grant from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation

    Tickets ($22 - $47) 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. 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 information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Adam Crane, 213.972.3422, acrane@laphil.org; Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org; Photos: 213.972.3034