As the orchestra is making its way to Lisbon, Portugal (via Frankfurt, Germany) for its first performance of the 2011 European Tour on Friday, we thought we'd remind European audiences of what they can expect when the LA Phil comes to town.
To wit, here's a quick video of Gustavo and the LA Phil rehearsing one of the two programs they'll be performing on tour -- Mahler's majestic Ninth Symphony. Filmed in our own Walt Disney Concert Hall, this snippet from the symphony's first movement should be enough to excite fans of Gustavo, Mahler and the LA Phil alike. Enjoy!
After months of preparation, rehearsals and logistical planning, the LA Phil finally hits the road today for its seven city, 13-concert tour of Europe today!
The orchestra's initial stop is Lisbon, Portugal where they'll play two concerts at Gulbenkian Hall, the first of which will be a program of works by John Adams, Leonard Bernstein and Ludwig van Beethoven. From there it's on to Madrid, followed by Cologne (where the orchestra will help Music Director Gustavo Dudamel celebrate his 30th birthday!), London, Budapest and finally Vienna.
As fate would have it, just as the orchestra is ramping up to get out on tour and present the above program, the LA Phil, with Deutsche Grammophon, has just today released a recording of that very program on iTunes! You can download it here.
We're excited to announce that we're mere days away from our 2011 European Tour! This seven-city, 13-concert whirlwind will take the orchestra to some of the grandest, most renowned concert halls throughout the Continent, beginning in Lisbon, Portugal and ending in the historic music capital of Europe, Vienna, Austria. The LA Phil will alternate between two signature programs, playing one per night in each of the seven cities (excpet for Madrid, where they're only playing one night and thus one program).
We've listed below the tour schedule, as well as what program the orchestra will perform -- and, if you happen to find yourself in one of the cities while we're there, we've included a link to each hall the LA Phil is performing at. The info follows below: