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PHILIP GLASS — LODGER PREMIERE

The world premiere of Philip Glass’ 12th symphony—an interpretation of David Bowie and Brian Eno’s music for LODGER—will be conducted this week in Los Angeles by John Adams in a program that includes Gabriella Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails and Adams’ Grand Pianola Music. Angelique Kidjo will sing during the LODGER section, and program performers include sopranos Zanaida Robles and Holly Sedillos, […]

YOUNG CAESAR AT DISNEY HALL

The 100th-birthday celebrations of the late avant-garde composer, painter, essayist, pacifist, and early civil- and gay-rights activist Lou Harrison continue. This week, the LA Phil presents a rare, one-night-only performance of Harrison’s 1971 opera YOUNG CAESAR—directed by Yuval Sharon and conducted by Marc Lowenstein—at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. 1967, the Summer of Love, was a turning point […]

BECKETT AND SCHUBERT

An evening which alternates the work of Samuel Beckett and the music of his favorite composer Franz Schubert sounds interesting enough. The news that the words of the avant-garde playwright would be performed by two of his greatest interpreters—Alan Mandell and Barry McGovern—suggests that attendance is mandatory. Schubert’s music will be performed by Julia Bullock […]