LA Philharmonic Kicks Off Season with A JOHN WILLIAMS CELEBRATION at Walt Disney Hall, 9/30
The Los Angeles Philharmonic, led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, kicks off its 2014/15 season in grand fashion with a celebration of the greatest film composer of all time at the Opening Night Concert & Gala: A John Williams Celebration, Tuesday, September 30, 7 pm, atWalt Disney Concert Hall.
The all-Williams concert program is highlighted by an appearance from legendary violinist Itzhak Perlman joining the orchestra to perform works including music from Schindler's List.
The program features several elaborate video installations created by projection designer Netia Jones and critically acclaimed creative studio, LIGHTMAP. Jones is producing new video content for the performance of Williams' Soundings, first performed at the 2003 opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall. For the show's thrilling conclusion, Jones is designing a unique video installation featuring concept art from the Lucasfilm archive, to accompany the orchestra's performance of the iconic Throne Room and Finale from Star Wars.
The program also includes select works from throughout Williams' storied career: the Olympic Fanfare and Theme, The Duel from The Adventures of Tintin, and a special performance of Escapades from Catch Me if You Can featuring Dan Higgins on alto saxophone, Glenn Paulson on vibraphone and Michael Valerio on string bass.
The Opening Night Concert & Gala mark the beginning of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2014/15 season. Single tickets are available starting August 24.
Complete program (no intermission):
Olympic Fanfare and Theme
U.S. Army Herald Trumpets
Three Pieces from Schindler's List