September 04, 2013

MUSIC: 2013-14 LA Philharmonic schedule

So, got my season tickets, did some exchanges, and this is the lineup of 12 concerts for which I have tickets:

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor; Yefim Bronfman, piano; Pedro Carneiro, percussion
  • Schubert: Symphony #4
  • Lieberson (realized by Knussen): Shing Kham (world premiere -- Lieberson died before quite finishing this percussion concerto; Knussen did the final work to put the piece into a performable condition)
  • Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto #1
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor; Anssi Karttunen, cello
  • Debussy: Nocturnes
  • Lindberg: new work for cello and orchestra (world premiere)
  • Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta
Bramwell Tovey, conductor; Alison Balsom, trumpet
  • Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
  • Tovey: Songs of the Paradise Saloon
  • Shostakovich: Symphony #5
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
  • Bruckner: Symphony #8
Dudamel; Yuja Wang, piano
  • Bjarnason: new work (world premiere)
  • Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto #3
  • Stravinsky: Petrushka
Krzysztof Urbanski, conductor; Khatia Buniatishvili, piano
  • Kilar: Krzesany
  • Chopin: Piano Concerto #2
  • Prokofiev: Symphony #5
Andrey Boreyko, conductor; Hilary Hahn, violin
  • Hillborg: King Tide (US premiere)
  • Nielsen: Violin Concerto
  • Sibelius: Symphony #2
  • Corigliano: Symphony #1
  • Brahms: Symphony #2
Charles Dutoit, conductor; Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Beethoven: Piano Concerto #5 ("Emperor")
  • Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe
John Adams, conductor; Cameron Carpenter, organ
  • Gordon: Sunshine of Your Love (US premiere)
  • Riley: Organ Concerto (world premiere)
  • Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music
Dudamel; Emanuel Ax, piano
  • Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
  • Norman: new work for piano and orchestra (world premiere)
  • Brahms: Piano Concerto #2
Dudamel; Lang Lang, piano
  • Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • Prokofiev: Piano Concerto #3
  • Desenne: Sinfonia Burocratica ed' Amazzonica
  • Ravel: La valse

A good season, I think. A lot of Brahms -- they seem to be really keeping it in their repertoire after the Brahms festival a couple of years back -- and I think I'm going to be tired of Ravel after those last few concerts, but a lot of new music, and plenty of concertos outside the piano/violin/cello hierarchy -- percussion, organ, trumpet (Tovey's piece is a trumpet concerto). Composers I don't know enough about (Riley, Nielsen, Bruckner); pieces I will be happy to hear again (Bartok, Britten, Corigliano).

I'll miss at least three of these, of course, as things get in the way and life pops up, but I'm the sort of neurotic who is happy to have the tickets in hand well ahead of time.

1 comment:

Steve Hicken said...

Wow; some very fine programs in there.