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Gustavo Dudamel, Leif Ove Andsnes and the LA Phil Begin Beethoven Journey Tonight, 10/4

Celebrated Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes joins Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a three-year traversal of Beethoven's music for piano and orchestra, including the five numbered concertos and the Choral Fantasy.

Although Andsnes has an extensive repertoire spanning from Bach to the present day, he will devote the majority of his performing and recording activities over the next several seasons to the music of Beethoven. Each of Andsnes' performances with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall will coincide with the pianist's Beethoven Journey recordings. Andsnes' first Beethoven recording ever, The Beethoven Journey, Piano Concertos No. 1 & 3, was released on September 11, 2012, and it is these two concertos that he will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The concerts tonight, October 4 and October 5 will open with Piano Concerto No. 1, and the concerts on October 6 and 7 will open with Piano Concert No. 3.

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will close all four programs with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 3 "Eroica."

Complete program:
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 (Oct. 4, Oct. 5)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 (Oct. 6, Oct. 7)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

WHO: LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
LEIF OVE ANDSNES, piano

For full artist biographies, please visit: laphil.com

WHEN: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 8 PM (Piano Concerto No. 1)
Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11 AM (Piano Concerto No. 1)
Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 8 PM (Piano Concerto No. 3)
Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 2 PM (Piano Concerto No. 3)

WHERE: Walt Disney CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

HOW TO
PURCHASE: Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2012/13 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.


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