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LAPhil inspires composer Unsuk Chin, November 2021


Tuesdays at 8:00pm

Born in Seoul, composer Unsuk Chin said that among the most inspiring orchestras she has worked with is the LA Phil. These experiences inspired her to write SPIRA, a concerto for orchestra in 2019. We'll hear them perform it on Nov 23rd at 8pm.

11/2 Hindemith: Rag Time (on a theme of J.S. Bach) Weill: Violin Concerto Bach/Schoenberg: Two Chorale Preludes Hindemith: Symphony: Mathis der Maler (Carolin Widmann, v; Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond)

11/9 Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2, Symphony No. 2 (Yefim Bronfman, p; Zubin Mehta, cond)

11/16 Knussen: Flourish with Fireworks, Violin Concerto Steve Reich: Music for Ensemble and Orchestra Mahler: Symphony No. 5 (Leila Josefowicz, v; Susanna Mälkki, cond)

11/23 Saint-Saëns: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso Ravel: Boléro Debussy: La mer Unsuk Chin: SPIRA - A Concerto for Orchestra Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto (Ray Chen, v; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, v; Elim Chan, Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and Franz Welser-Möst, cond)

11/30    Tilson Thomas: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1, Symphony No. 6, Pathétique (Measha Brueggergosman, ms; Mikaela Bennet, s; Kara Dugan, ms; Daniil Trifonov, p; Michael Tilson Thomas, cond)