Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra 2014-2015 Renewal Brochure
A full listing of 2014-2015 New Orleans Classics, Northshore Classics, Beethoven and Blue Jeans, Specials, Outside the Bachs (NEW), Chamber, and Family concerts.
A N C A I I N S I O U LO IL HARM A P H CHEST R OR 201 4â€“ 5s 201 eas on TO eat EWve your sn! N er so RE stun DAY s for a ning sea res sea est b And -2015 r u 4 et o 201 rs g ices! e b i scr t pr Sub he bes t for by ew Ren 18 ts Apr il Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin January 16 Season Highlights Elgar: Enigma Variations Copland: Symphony No. 3 Rachmaninov: Symphonic Dances Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 Verdi: Requiem 504.523.6530 LPOmusic.com “ The 2014-2015 season has been carefully crafted by the LPO to ensure an unparalleled experience concert after concert… from diverse repertoire and concert programs to amazing guest artists. We are very proud to present next season’s offerings and look forward to the many musical riches of 2014-2015. Thank you for supporting the LPO! ” Carlos Miguel Prieto Adelaide Wisdom Benjamin Music Director and Principal Conductor Table of Contents New Orleans Classics...........................3 Beethoven and Blue Jeans..................5 Kenner Hammond Slidell Northshore Classics ............................6 Specials......................................................7 Outside the Bachs..................................9 Chamber Concerts.................................9 Family Concerts......................................10 1 Subscription Options: NEW ORLEANS FULL CLASSICS • Receive all 12 New Orleans Classics concerts (pg. 3) • AND choose one additional performance from our Specials (pg. 7) • PLUS add additional LPO concerts at a subscriber-only price! CREATE YOUR 8! (Formerly New Orleans Half Classics) • New and Improved – Our New Orleans Half Classics is now CREATE YOUR 8! Build your own subscription by choosing any 8 concerts (pricing varies by concert and location). • PLUS add additional LPO concerts at a subscriber-only price! BEETHOVEN AND BLUE JEANS • Receive all 3 Beethoven and Blue Jeans concerts (pg. 5) • PLUS add any additional concerts at a subscriber only price! NORTHSHORE CLASSICS • Receive all 6 Northshore Classics concerts (pg.6) • PLUS add any additional LPO concerts at a subscriber-only price! OUTSIDE THE BACHS (new series!) • Receive all 3 Outside the Bachs concerts (pg. 9) • PLUS add any additional LPO concerts at a subscriber-only price! CHAMBER CONCERTS • Receive all 3 Chamber Concerts (pg. 9) • PLUS add any additional LPO concerts at a subscriber-only price! SUBSCRIBER BENEFITS: • GUARANTEED same seats in Mahalia Jackson Theater • PRIORITY access to seating in the newly renovated Orpheum Theater for our 2015-2016 season! • SAVE up to 40% off single ticket prices when you subscribe • SAVE up to 40% when purchasing additional tickets to other LPO concerts before the April 18th deadline • ACCESS to purchase LPO tickets before the general public • FLEXIBLE payment options to work with your budget • FREE ticket exchanges for concerts you cannot attend or donation acknowledgement for tickets you cannot use • FREE voucher for a seat upgrade to the best seats in the house for one concert • FREE reprints of misplaced tickets • FREE LPO stickers to mark your calendar as a reminder about upcoming concerts 2 NEW ORLEANS CLASSICS 2014 – A STRAUSS ODYSSEY Friday, September 19, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Susanna Phillips, soprano STRAUSS: Vienna Philharmonic Fanfare STRAUSS: Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks STRAUSS: Four Last Songs STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra BRAHMS AND BARTOK Thursday, October 30, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Viktor Valkov, piano KODALY: Dances of Galánta BARTOK: Piano Concerto No. 1 BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3 FINCKEL AND MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40 Susanna Phillips, soprano September 19 Saturday, November 22, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Markand Thakar, conductor David Finckel, cello RESPIGHI: Gli uccelli (The Birds) HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C major MOZART: Symphony No. 40 ENIGMA VARIATIONS Saturday, September 27, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin ADAMS: The Chairman Dances SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto ELGAR: Enigma Variations AMERICAN FANFARE Friday, October 24, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater JoAnn Falletta, conductor David Salay, percussion Jim Atwood, percussion BARBER: Adagio for Strings PECK: The Glory and the Grandeur COPLAND: Symphony No. 3 Sponsored by: Nancy F. Link Foundation David Finckel, cello November 22 BELA FLECK AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Thursday, January 8, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Bela Fleck, banjo BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town FLECK: The Impostor Concerto: A Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” 3 BEETHOVEN PIANO CONCERTO NO. 3 Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jon Kimura Parker, piano BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 3 SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 8 QUINT PLAYS STRAVINSKY Bela Fleck, banjo january 8 Thursday, May 14, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Philippe Quint, violin IVES: Three Places in New England STRAVINSKY: Violin Concerto in D major BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 4 NADJA PLAYS PIAZZOLLA Friday, January 16, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin LISZT: Les PrĂŠludes PIAZZOLLA: The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires LUTOSLAWSKI: Concerto for Orchestra Jon Kimura Parker, piano april 17 RACHMANINOV SYMPHONIC DANCES Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Teddy Abrams, conductor Alessio Bax, piano DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances VERDI REQUIEM Saturday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Lori Guilbeau, soprano Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Paul Groves, tenor Alfred Walker, bass-baritone VERDI: Requiem MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4 Thursday, March 19, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet Angela Mannino, soprano MOZART: Clarinet Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 Subscribers get the best seats at the best prices! Renew by April 18! 4 BEETHOVEN AND BLUE JEANS Kenner Hammond Slidell The Beethoven and Blue Jeans series showcases the LPO in casual and relaxed settings. BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO. 7 Friday, October 17, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Kenner Saturday, October 18, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Theatre, Hammond Sunday, October 19, 2:30 p.m. Slidell Municipal Auditorium Stuart Chafetz, conductor Stephanie Thompson, E-flat clarinet ROSSINI: Overture to The Barber of Seville BIZET: Excerpts from L’ Arlésienne Suite DANKNER: Concerto for E-flat Clarinet and Orchestra BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 Stephanie Thompson, E-flat clarinet october 17–19 YULETIDE CELEBRATION Thursday, December 11, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Kenner Friday, December 12, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Theatre, Hammond Sunday, December 14, 2:30 p.m. Slidell Municipal Auditorium Robert Bernhardt, conductor A fun performance of holiday musical favorites suited for the entire family featuring choirs from local schools and sing-alongs! Beethoven emperor concerto Friday, February 27, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Kenner Saturday, February 28, 7:30 p.m. Columbia Theatre, Hammond Sunday, March 1, 2:30 p.m. Slidell Municipal Auditorium Chelsea Tipton, conductor Kumi Matsuo, piano - 2013 Louisiana International Piano Series, First Prize Winner ROSSINI: Overture to La gazza ladra DELIUS: On Hearing the First Cuckoo in Spring RAVEL: Mother Goose Suite BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” 5 NORTHSHORE CLASSICS ENIGMA VARIATIONS Friday, September 26, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Benjamin Beilman, violin ADAMS: The Chairman Dances SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto ELGAR: Enigma Variations RACHMANINOV SYMPHONIC DANCES Friday, February 20, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Teddy Abrams, conductor Alessio Bax, piano DEBUSSY: Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G major RACHMANINOV: Symphonic Dances FINCKEL AND MOZART SYMPHONY NO. 40 Friday, November 21, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Markand Thakar, conductor David Finckel, cello RESPIGHI: Gli uccelli (The Birds) HAYDN: Cello Concerto in C major MOZART: Symphony No. 40 BELA FLECK AND NEW WORLD SYMPHONY Friday, January 9, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Bela Fleck, banjo BERNSTEIN: Three Dance Episodes from On the Town FLECK: The Impostor Concerto: A Concerto for Banjo and Orchestra DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9 “From the New World” Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet march 20 MAHLER SYMPHONY NO. 4 Friday, March 20, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet Angela Mannino, soprano MOZART: Clarinet Concerto MAHLER: Symphony No. 4 VERDI REQUIEM Friday, May 22, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, Covington Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Lori Guilbeau, soprano Elizabeth DeShong, mezzo-soprano Paul Groves, tenor Alfred Walker, bass-baritone VERDI: Requiem Don't Miss: Alessio Bax, piano February 20 BAROQUE CHRISTMAS December 19 (See page 9 for details) 6 SPECIALS Pan-American Life Fiesta Sinfonica LA TRISTE HISTORIA Saturday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor TRIGOS: Symphony No. 3 CHAVEZ: Symphony No. 2 Sinfonia India GINASTERA: Four Dances from Estancia MONCAYO: Huapango La Triste Historia november 1 Enter the spirit of El Dia de los Muertos – The Day of the Dead – with this multimedia concert experience. Renowned Mexican composer Juan Trigos, director Ben Young Mason, and executive producer Duncan Copp have paired an original and evocative orchestra work with a fantastical animated film. Follow the tragic dreamlike tale of two young lovers, set against the backdrop of the Mexican Revolution, culminating in the celebration of The Day of the Dead. Sponsored by: CIRQUE DE NOËL Saturday, December 6, 7:30 p.m. Saenger Theatre Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Cirque de la Symphonie returns this holiday season in a performance that combines death-defying cirque acts with the orchestra. Experience aerial flyers, acrobats, jugglers, and strongmen as they perform to the sounds of the season. Cirque de Noël december 6 Don't Forget to add Specials! Add on any of our exciting specials to your subscription at a subscriber only rate! Add any Special as your 13th concert (Or choose from Outside the Bachs or Chamber Concert as well!) Full Subscribers: 7 Complete your subscription by choosing any concert including Specials! Create your 8 Subscribers: YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN ME: Saturday, January 17, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Randy Newman, piano/vocalist AN EVENING WITH RANDY NEWMAN Randy Newman january 17 Back by popular demand – Randy Newman has long been one of the most musically and lyrically ambitious singer-songwriters. Newman earned an Emmy and several Grammys for work on films like Toy Story, A Bug’s Life and Toy Story 2. In 2002, Newman won his first Oscar for Best Original Song for Monsters Inc. Most recently, Newman wrote the songs and score for Disney’s Toy Story 3 and The Princess and the Frog, for which he earned two more Academy Award nominations in the Best Original Song category for Almost There and Down In New Orleans. And the winner is... An evening of awardwinning movie music Friday, March 6, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Jacomo Bairos, conductor Since its inception, cinema has reshaped how we tell stories – both on-screen and through vibrant film music. Join the LPO for a retrospective awards ceremony and concert reliving the prizewinning movie scores from your favorite films past and present! And the Winner Is... March 6 DARK SIDE OF THE MOON: THE MUSIC OF PINK FLOYD Friday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Mahalia Jackson Theater Brent Havens, conductor Randy Jackson, vocalist Dark Side of the Moon: The Music of Pink Floyd may 15 The LPO explores its psychedelic side with this performance featuring music from one of the greatest classic rock bands in history. Vocalist Randy Jackson teams with the LPO to perform Pink Floyd’s favorites including “Us and Them,” “Dark Side of the Moon,” and “The Wall.” 8 OUTSIDE THE Bachs Outside the Bachs is a new concert series exploring Baroque music, but with a twist! Experience works by J.S. Bach and sons, as well as music by composers who both inspired and were inspired by this prodigious family. BAROQUE BRASS Thursday, October 2, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, New Orleans Edmund Cord, conductor The LPO lets its brass shine in this performance featuring music by Gabrieli, Bach, and Grieg. Join principal musicians Mollie Pate, horn; Vance Woolf, trumpet; Greg Miller, trombone; and Robert Nunez, tuba with the entire LPO brass section. BAROQUE MASS Thursday, March 26, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, New Orleans Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Composed in the final year of Bach’s life, the monumental Mass in B minor inspires audiences, regardless of background, as a spiritual masterpiece. BAROQUE CHRISTMAS Thursday, December 18, 7:30 p.m. First Baptist Church, New Orleans Friday, December 19, 7:30 p.m. Northshore Location - TBA Patrick Quigley, conductor Our annual holiday favorite featuring chorus and music by Charpentier, Bach, Mozart, and selections from Handel’s Messiah. BAROQUE CHRISTMAS december 18 & 19 CHAMBER CONCERTS The LPO Chamber concerts feature select members of the LPO alongside our amazing guest artists in intimate settings. FROM A TIME OF WAR AMERICAN STRINGS Saturday, January 10, 7:30 p.m. Contemporary Arts Center PIERROT LUNAIRE Saturday, March 21, 7:30 p.m. Gallier Hall Sunday, November 2, 4:30 p.m. Stage Door Canteen, The National WWII Museum Viktor Valkov, piano POULENC: Sextet for Wind Quintet and piano MESSIAEN: Quartet for the End of Time Béla Fleck, banjo FLECK: Quintet “Night Flight Over Water” DVOŘÁK: American Quartet Jose Franch-Ballester, clarinet STRAVINSKY: Suite Italienne from Pulcinella SCHOENBERG: Pierrot Lunaire 9 FAMILY CONCERTS HALLOWEEN ‘SPOOKTACULAR’ Sunday, October 26, 2:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Loyola University New Orleans JoAnn Falletta, conductor Come dressed in your favorite costume for this delightfully spooky performance featuring some of classical music’s most haunting tunes. Presented by: The LPO Family Series is the perfect way to introduce young people to the orchestra! These matinee concerts are programmed with kids in mind to heighten their excitement about music. Arrive at 1:45 p.m. to interact with musicians and their instruments at musician stations. MOVIE MAGIC! Sunday, March 8, 2:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Loyola University New Orleans Jacomo Bairos, conductor Lights – Camera – Action! The LPO recalls music from some of Hollywood’s most memorable movies. PETER AND THE WOLF Sunday, April 19, 2:30 p.m. Roussel Hall Loyola University New Orleans Carlos Miguel Prieto, conductor Prokofiev’s classic children’s musical of boy versus wolf comes to life as the LPO portrays each character with different instruments—flutes flutter like a bird, clarinets stalk like a cat, and horns glare like a big hungry wolf. Don't Miss: December 6 Perfect for Families! (See page 7 for details) 10 CIRQUE DE NOËL 504.523.6530 I LPOmusic.com