Saturday, January 10, 2009, 8:00 PM
Sunday, January 11, 2009, 2:00 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Mozart: Overture to Der Schauspieldirektor
Pärt: Symphony No. 4, “Los Angeles” (World Premiere, LAPA commission)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1
Monday, January 12 @ 7:30 p.m.
Lauren Flanigan, Wendy Whelan, Albert Evans, and Sébastien Marcovici perform in an all-Pärt evening featuring the U.S. premiere of the operatic monologue L’Abbe Agathon, with visual concept created by Sophie Calle. Christopher Wheeldon’s Liturgy, set to Fratres, and After the Rain pas de deux, set to Spiegel im Spiegel, will also be performed. The staged premiere of L’Abbe Agathon is commissioned by American Opera Projects and Works & Process.
In honor of the 25 year anniversary ECM New Series will be releasing Arvo Part's In Principio March 3rd. This recording, destined for your collection, contains four world premiers as well as new versions of "Da Pacem Domine", and of "Mein Weg".
To check out a performance of "Da Pacem Domine" follow this link:
For those of you on the Coasts I hope you will not miss these terribly special concerts. Hearing this music live is a moving experience.