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LA Phil with Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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Venue: Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall Tickets start at $48.00


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Susanna Mälkki, conductor
Xavier de Maistre, harp
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Cynthia Millar, onde martenot

Pre-concert lecture by Brian Lauritzen, 2pm

Featured Artist Sponsor Steven M. Sorenson MD
The Segerstrom Foundation
Marcia Kay Radelet Endowment Fund for Great Orchestras
Funding for the performance of Messiaen’s Turangalîla Symphony provided by Don and Karen Evarts

SAARIAHO: Trans for harp and orchestra (Orange County Premiere)
MESSIAEN: Turangalîla Symphony

Led by its Principal Guest Conductor and Musical America's 2017 Conductor of the Year, Susanna Mälkki, the LA Phil creates a kaleidoscope of sound pairing Olivier Messiaen's tantalizing Turangalîla Symphony with the Orange County premiere of a new harp concerto by Grammy-winning and Sibelius Prize-winning composer Kaija Saariaho. Time (turanga) and love (lîla) join together in Messiaen's epic Tristan and Isolde-inspired masterpiece, featuring artists Grammy-nominated pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Cynthia Millar on the electronic ondes martenot. Trans will feature harpist Xavier de Maistre.

Only the third person ever appointed principal guest conductor of the LA Phil, Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki is a much sought-after artist on the international conducting circuit whose versatility and broad repertoire have taken her to symphony and chamber orchestras, contemporary music ensembles, and opera houses around the world. Ms. Mälkki also serves as chief conductor of the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and is also principal guest conductor of the Gulbenkian Orchestra in Lisbon.

For more than three decades, Jean-Yves Thibaudet has performed world-wide, recorded more than 50 albums, and built a reputation as one of today’s finest pianists. The Grammy-nominated pianist is celebrated for his rare ability to combine poetic musical sensibilities with dazzling technical prowess and a talent for coaxing subtle and surprising colors and textures from each work he plays. He was the soloist on the Oscar-winning and critically acclaimed film Atonement, as well as Pride and Prejudice, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and Wakefield. He serves as Artist-in-Residence at the Colburn School.

Running time (approximate): 1 hour and 56 minutes

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