Monday, April 14, 2008

The shock of the missing new


Email received - Dear Herbert (sic), The Los Angeles Philharmonic is hosting an online Enter-To-Win a pair of tickets to the Philharmonia Orchestra concert in May. Would you be able to mention this on your blog for your LA readers?

LA Phil Presents – Philharmonia Orchestra – May 6 & 7, 8:00 PM at Walt Disney Concert Hall Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

For a chance to win tickets to the Philharmonia concert on May 7,
click here or visit: http://www.laphil.com/tickets/special_events/philharmonia_contest.cfm

Thank you! All the best, Stacy
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110 S. Fairfax, Suite 210
Los Angeles, CA 90036


Stacy, I'm delighted to give Walter Legge's old orchestra a plug. But couldn't the Philharmonia have offered your funky West Coast audiences something a little more challenging than the programmes below? Did classical music really end with Mahler? Couldn't they have included some of that gorgeous Xenakis I heard them play in London in March?

Regards from UK, Herbert

Tue May 6 8pm
Philharmonia Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, "Italian"
Mahler Symphony No. 1

Wed May 7 8pm
Philharmonia Orchestra
Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor
Beethoven Egmont Overture
Schumann Symphony No. 1, "Spring"
Beethoven Symphony No. 5

Header photo shows Elizabeth Schwarzkopf viewing the commemorative display I created for the Philharmonia Orchestra's Walter Legge Memorial concerts in June 1979. I am standing alongside Madame Schwarzkopf. More on that story here.
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2 comments:

Pliable said...

Somebody thinks Pliable is nicer, I'm not sure though -

http://oboeinsight.com/2008/04/14/pliable-is-nicer/

Kit Stolz said...

Not an adventurous program, but I suspect the conductor has something to do with that...obviously, the LA Phil has been playing plenty of new music in the last few years, esp. under Esa-Pekka.