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LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall

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LA Phil Announces 2014-15 Season at Walt Disney Concert Hall

Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and President and CEO Deborah Borda today announced the 2014/15 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This new season, the orchestra's 96th, is devoted to moving music forward by presenting an ever-evolving vision through a series of programs that demonstrate the artistry of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as a leading orchestra of the 21st century, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel.

This season includes bold, new initiatives that experiment with the boundaries of orchestral presentation coupled with the LA Phil's signature programs. Inside the Music with Brian Lauritzen and in/SIGHT are new series platforms, both featuring Gustavo Dudamel and designed to provide multiple entry points into the concert experience through video installations, pre- and post-concert discussions, unique video content delivered before each performance and an online forum. Created to respond to an evolving audience, these Friday night series will offer greater context to Philharmonic listeners.

NEXT ON GRAND: Contemporary Americans will inaugurate a recurring festival focused on a single creative force or cultural element and led by Gustavo Dudamel. The festival represents an ambitious collaboration between the LA Phil and venues across Grand Avenue and, in its first year, will focus on the work of established, mid-career and emerging American composers. The festival will include 6 LA Phil world premiere commissions (3 conducted by Gustavo Dudamel), plus vocal, chamber and orchestral music, as well as video installations and performances by the Labe?ques, Roomful of Teeth, Ensemble Signal and the Calder Quartet among others.

In a first for the LA Phil, prominent Chinese guest artists will join the orchestra to celebrate the Chinese New Year with a program inviting this large and vital community into the Hall.

The LA Phil's dedication to contemporary composers and cutting-edge collaborations forms a major pillar of this new season, with over half of the concerts featuring works from living composers with 10 new commissions (including works from Philip Glass, Steven Mackey and Kaija Saariaho; 8 world premieres; 5 U.S. premieres and 7 West Coast premieres. The 10th birthday of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ will be celebrated with the world premiere of Stephen Hartke's "Organ" Symphony.

Multi-disciplinary projects will be featured extensively throughout the season - Esa-Pekka Salonen will collaborate with artist Refik Anadol to incorporate a newly commissioned video into a unique production of Berlioz' Romeo and Juliet. The 70th birthday celebration for Michael Tilson Thomas includes a new staged production of Beethoven's sublime Missa Solemnis that includes video. The fully staged opera Alice in Wonderland by Unsuk Chin will receive its West Coast premiere. Directed by Netia Jones, the production will feature her unique use of video projection as demonstrated in the 2013/14 season opening night gala. In celebration of the Music Center's 50th anniversary, Gustavo Dudamel will lead a performance of Esa-Pekka Salonen's Helix from Walt Disney Concert Hall, with, for the very first time, the music being relayed live to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, where it will accompany a world premiere presentation from LA Dance Project.

In the spring of 2015, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will embark on their first tour to Asia together. The tour program will include City Noir, which was commissioned by the LA Phil from Creative Chair John Adams for Gustavo Dudamel's inaugural gala in October 2009. The 2009 performance was telecast internationally, reaching audiences in the United States, Europe, South America and Asia. The piece was then taken on Dudamel's first U.S. tour in 2010. This tour will visit Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo.

"The Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014/15 season offers a diverse range of programs designed to reflect the depth of the orchestra's artistry and the breadth of its innovations on stage and in the community," said Deborah Borda, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Audiences are changing and we embrace that change. In keeping with the vision of the LA Phil as a 21st century orchestra, we are addressing that evolution with new programmatic ideas that keep moving music forward. This investment in the future of concert-going is expressed through the energy of our presentations to create more interactive content, reflecting the priorities of Los Angeles as a creative center. We are guided as ever, by the head of the LA Phil family, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel - a vital and socially conscious artist who has provided us with yet another exceptional season of concerts."

"The new season holds so many treasures for me," said Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director, "most particularly the collaborations with such a diverse array of artists and composers. Many old friends are returning, and many new ones are arriving, particularly within the Contemporary Americans festival. My love of Spanish music will be shared in a program of music by Falla and Rodrigo, which I will conduct in Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time. I am excited to bring back City Noir from our great family member John Adams - it has a very special meaning for me as it was part of my inaugural LA Philharmonic performances as Music Director. What makes the Los Angeles Philharmonic so different and distinctive is the great repertoire that we perform from across the centuries, combining the old with the new. This season, I will be conducting 6 new commissions, 5 of which will be world premieres - together we are creating a rich musical heritage for the future. The sense of the adventure is what makes the Los Angeles Philharmonic so unique and special to me."

GUSTAVO DUDAMEL 2014/15 PERFORMANCES:

Walt and Lilly Disney Chair Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 12 weeks of subscription concerts featuring music from the masters, both traditional and contemporary, reflecting a diverse breadth of artistic vision. The 2014/15 season, Dudamel's sixth at the helm of the LA Phil, includes 10 commissions, 8 world premieres, 5 U.S. premieres and 7 West Coast premieres. Sharing the stage with Dudamel during the season are So Percussion, Cameron Carpenter, Gautier Capuc?on, Yefim Bronfman, Gerald Finley, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Katia and Marielle Labe?que, Roomful of Teeth, the Calder Quartet and more. In addition, Dudamel premieres works by David Lang (Bang on a Can), Stephen Hartke, Kaija Saariaho, Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass and Steven Mackey; joins Leif Ove Andsnes for the conclusion of their acclaimed three-year cycle of Beethoven's music for piano and orchestra; celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ with the world premiere of Stephen Hartke's long-awaited "Organ" Symphony; and welcomes Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco for a special program that celebrates Spanish composer Manuel de Falla and the art of flamenco.

OPENING NIGHT GALA

? Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin
A John Williams Celebration Details to be announced

DUDAMEL SUBSCRIPTION CONCERTS

? Thursday, October 2, 2014 Friday, October 4, 2014 Saturday, October 5, 2014 Sunday, October 6, 2014 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor So Percussion

LANG Man Made (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission) MAHLER Symphony No. 5

? Thursday, October 9, 2014 Friday, October 10, 2014 Saturday, October 11, 2014 Sunday, October 12, 2014 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, "Emperor" ADAMS Harmonium
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

? Thursday, November 20, 2014
Friday, November 21, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ
BARBER Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra
HARTKE Symphony No. 4, "Organ" (world premiere, LA Phil commission) SAINT-SAE?NS Symphony No. 3, "Organ"

? Friday, November 28, 2014 Saturday, November 29, 2014 Sunday, November 30, 2014 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gautier Capuc?on, cello

REGER Four Tone Poems after Arnold Bo?cklin HAYDN Cello Concerto in C major
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6

? Thursday, December 4, 2014 Friday, December 5, 2014 Saturday, December 6, 2014 Sunday, December 7, 2014
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor SALONEN Helix
RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

? Thursday, March 5, 2015 Friday, March 6, 2015 Saturday, March 7, 2015 Sunday, March 8, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6

? Thursday, March 12, 2015 Friday, March 13, 2015 Saturday, March 14, 2015 Sunday, March 15, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor ADAMS City Noir

DVORAK Symphony No. 9, "From the New World"

? Thursday, May 7, 2015
Friday, May 8, 2015
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1
BACH (arr. WEBERN) Ricercar
BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3
BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI) Toccata and Fugue in D minor

? Thursday, May 14, 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
SAARIAHO New work for baritone and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand

RAVEL Bolero

? Thursday, May 21, 2015 Friday, May 22, 2015 Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sunday, May 24, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Angel Romero, guitar

Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco
FALLA Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez
FALLA El amor brujo

? Thursday, May 28, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Katia and Marielle Labe?que, pianos Roomful of Teeth

Calder Quartet
SHAW Ritornello (West Coast premiere) (with video)
DESSNER New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

? Friday, May 29, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Beryl Korot, video artist Ensemble Signal

Brad Lubman, music director
MACKEY New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) REICH Three Tales (with video)

? Saturday, May 30, 2015
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Katia and Marielle Labe?que, pianos
Roomful of Teeth
Calder Quartet
PERICH Interface
SHAW Partita (with video)
DESSNER New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

? Sunday, May 31, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Ensemble Signal

Brad Lubman, music director
MACKEY New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) WOLFE/LANG/GORDON Shelter (with video)

COMMISSIONS AND PREMIERES:

The LA Phil continues its commitment to present groundbreaking works by leading contemporary composers. The 2014/15 season embraces this dedication with 10 commissioned works, 8 world premieres, 5 U.S. premieres and 7 West Coast premieres.

WORLD PREMIERES

Chris CERRONE New work (LA Phil commission)
Bryce DESSNER New work for orchestra (LA Phil commission)
Sean FRIAR New work (LA Phil commission)
Philip GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (LA Phil commission)
Stephen HARTKE Symphony No. 4, "Organ" (LA Phil commission)
Steven MACKEY New work for orchestra (LA Phil commission)
Dylan MATTINGLY New work (LA Phil commission)
Kaija SAARIAHO New work for baritone and orchestra (LA Phil commission)

U.S. PREMIERES

Beat FURRER linea dell'orizzonte
GO?RECKI Symphony No. 4 (LA Phil commission) David LANG Man Made (LA Phil co-commission) Olga NEUWIRTH Hommage a? Klaus Nomi
Kaija SAARIAHO Maan varjot

WEST COAST PREMIERES

Unsuk CHIN Alice in Wonderland
TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection
Krzysztof PENDERECKI Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos Matthias PINTSCHER songs from Solomon's garden Fausto ROMITELLI Amok Koma
Caroline SHAW Ritornello
Caroline SHAW Partita

NEXT ON GRAND: Contemporary Americans:

In an ambitious and unprecedented collaboration across Grand Avenue's arts corridor - including Music Center Dance, LA Opera and Center Theatre Group - the LA Phil inaugurates a recurring festival that converges upon a creative force or cultural element. This season, the LA Phil embraces the theme of Contemporary Americans by focusing on the wildly creative music being made by American composers, both established (Reich, Glass, Wolfe/Lang/Gordon) and those with careers-in-the-making (Norman, Shaw, Dessner, etc.). Led by Gustavo Dudamel, the festival encompasses Pulitzer Prize-winning music, video installations, vocal, chamber and orchestral music, as well as guest performers such as the Labe?que sisters and the Calder Quartet.

? Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Chamber Music Society All-American, program TBD

? Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Green Umbrella

AMERICAN VOICES

John Adams, conductor
Hila Plitmann, soprano
Chris CERRONE New work (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Sean FRIAR New work (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Dylan MATTINGLY New work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

? Thursday, May 28, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Katia and Marielle Labe?que, pianos

Roomful of Teeth
Calder Quartet
SHAW Ritornello (West Coast premiere)(with video)
DESSNER New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

? Friday, May 29, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Beryl Korot, video artist Ensemble Signal

Brad Lubman, music director
MACKEY New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) REICH Three Tales (with video)

? Saturday, May 30, 2015
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Katia and Marielle Labe?que, pianos
Roomful of Teeth
Calder Quartet
PERICH Interface
SHAW Partita (West Coast premiere) (with video)
NORMAN String Quartet
DESSNER New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

? Sunday, May 31, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Ensemble Signal

Brad Lubman, music director
MACKEY New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) WOLFE/LANG/GORDON Shelter (with video)

Other components of the Next on Grand collaboration include Dog Days, a modern opera presented by LA Opera and REDCAT at REDCAT; and Lucinda Childs' Available Light, a co- commission from the Music Center and the LA Phil (music by John Adams and sets by Frank Gehry) presented on the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

? Friday, June 5, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
John Adams, music
Lucinda Childs, choreography
Frank Gehry, set design
Available Light (LA Phil and Music Center new production co-commission)

? Thursday, June 11, 2015 Friday, June 12, 2015 Saturday, June 13, 2015 Sunday, June 14, 2015 LA Opera

REDCAT

Alan Pierson, conductor
Robert Woodruff, director
Royce Vavrek, librettist
Jim Findlay, scenic and video designer
Judy Budnitz, author of short story "Dog Days" Victoria "Vita" Tzykun, costume designer

Matt Frey, lighting designer
Ashley Kelly Tata, assistant director
Beth Morrison Projects, creative and tour producer David T. LITTLE Dog Days

in/SIGHT:

in/SIGHT is a new Friday evening series designed to be a feast for eye and ear: all four concerts will be enhanced with video installations, and in some cases, with additional artistic elements, such as dance or staging, for a complete and engaging experience.

? Friday, November 7, 2014 Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Refik Anadol, video artist
Paul Groves, tenor

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano John Relyea, bass-baritone
Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, music director BERLIOZ Romeo and Juliet (with video)

? Friday, January 9, 2015 MTT@70

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Michael Levine, director/designer Finn Ross, video artist
Joe?lle Hardy, soprano

Tamara Mumford, mezzo Brandon Jovanovich, tenor Brandon Cedel, bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale

Grant Gershon, music director
BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis (staged with video; world premiere production)

? Friday, February 27, 2015 Susanna Ma?lkki, conductor Netia Jones, director/video artist TBD, cast

Unsuk CHIN Alice in Wonderland (with video) (West Coast premiere)

? Friday, May 29, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Ensemble Signal

Brad Lubman, music director
Beryl Korot, video artist
MACKEY New work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) REICH Three Tales (with video)

INSIDE THE MUSIC WITH BRIAN LAURITZEN:

Inside the Music with Brian Lauritzen is a new series hosted by award-winning classical radio personality Brian Lauritzen, who will guide audiences' journey of discovery. This interactive series will include a Lauritzen-produced video sent to audience members before each performance; pre- and post-concert discussions with hosts and artists; and an online forum for further exploration.

? Friday, November 21, 2014
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ
BARBER Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra
HARTKE Symphony No. 4, "Organ" (world premiere, LA Phil commission) SAINT-SAE?NS Symphony No. 3, "Organ"

? Friday, December 12, 2014
James Gaffigan, conductor
Simon Trpc?eski, piano
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3
RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront

? Friday, January 16, 2015
Andrey Boreyko, conductor
Nikolai Znaider, violin
TANSMAN Stele in memoriam Igor Stravinsky SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

GO?RECKI Symphony No. 4 (U.S. Premiere, LA Phil commission)

? Friday, March 6, 2015 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6

ASIAN TOUR:

In March 2014, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will embark on their first tour to Asia together. The tour programs will include City Noir, commissioned by the LA Phil from Creative Chair John Adams for the inaugural Gala in October 2009, Dvorak's Symphony No. 9 and Mahler Symphony No.6. This tour will visit Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group
So Percussion
David LANG the so-called laws of nature for four percussionists Michael GORDON Timber for six percussionists

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Evan Hughes, baritone
STOCKHAUSEN Gesang der Junglinge
Fausto ROMITELLI Amok Koma (West Coast Premiere)
Beat FURRER linea dell'orizzonte (U.S. premiere)
Matthias PINTSCHER songs from Solomon's garden for baritone and ensemble (West Coast premiere)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

John Adams, conductor
John ZORN For Your Eyes Only
Olga NEUWIRTH Hommage a? Klaus Nomi (Nine Songs for countertenor and ensemble) (U.S. premiere)
GRUBER Frankenstein!!

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Jennnifer Koh, violin Program to include:
SCELSI Anahit

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

NEXT ON GRAND:

John Adams, conductor
Hila Plitmann, soprano
Chris CERRONE New work (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Sean FRIAR New work (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Dylan MATTINGLY New work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

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