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Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012
323-850-2000
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James Newell
As others have said, the underground parking for $9 is unbeatable. And the cafeteria is great; they were serving prime rib on the night of our concert.
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12 reviews
10 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

Concert won't be repeated so no point.

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Dec 09 2012

I didn't care for the tenor.
The conductor was excellent.
The pianist was good. He was too dramatic.

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50 reviews
23 stars
attended Dec 08 2012

Spectacular! Salonen at his best. Thank you.

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Website

http://www.laphil.com/tickets/lutoslawski-centenary

Quotes & Highlights

Lutoslawski’s First Symphony will be recorded here to complete a Salonen/LA Phil cycle of the composer’s four symphonies for Sony Classical.

Description

Lutoslawski Centenary: Salonen Conducts Beethoven

November 30-December 2, 2012

As a cabaret pianist on the run from the Nazis in occupied Warsaw and then a staunchly independent composer denounced by Communist party apparatchiks, Witold Lutoslawski survived some of the 20th-century’s grimmest years, and his cultural importance seems only to have grown since his death. Lutoslawski became a close artistic associate of the LA Phil and Esa-Pekka Salonen in the last decade of his life.

Artists:

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

Program:

Beethoven: King Stephen Overture

Lutoslawski: Symphony No. 1

Lutoslawski: Fanfare for the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

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*_*Lutosławski Centenary: Salonen Conducts Tchaikovsky, Schumann & More *_

December 7-9, 2012

Shadows and night haunt this rich program, from the complex counterpoint and flickering chiaroscuro of Salonen’s Nyx (Greek goddess of the night), through Schumann’s equally mercurial Piano Concerto and Lutosławski’s Surrealist vocal nocturne, to the swirling chromatic winds tossing Dante’s adulterous lovers in Tchaikovsky’s tone poem.

Artists:

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

David Fray, piano

Gerald Finley, baritone

Salonen: Nyx (West Coast premiere)

Schumann: Piano Concerto

Lutoslawski: Les espaces du sommeil

Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini