The LA Philharmonic’s 2012 Opening Night Gala..

 

 THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC’S 2012 OPENING NIGHT GALA, THE PHILHARMONIC DANCES, OFFERS A DIVERSE PROGRAM THAT SPANS BALLET TO MODERN DANCE IN ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2012, AT 7PM

 The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex,
the Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

 WHAT:             The Los Angeles Philharmonic begins its 2012/13 season with an evening honoring the rich tradition of dance rhythms in orchestral music with its Opening Night Concert and Gala: The Philharmonic Dances, led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Thursday, September 27, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Philharmonic Dances opens with a pre-concert cocktail reception, at 6 pm, followed by the 7 pm concert, with dinner and dancing to follow.

The concert program, presented in collaboration with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at the Music Center, opens with LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams’Chairman Dances. Described by Adams as an “outtake” from Act III of his opera Nixon in China, The Chairman Dances presents LA Phil-commissioned world premiere choreography by Barak Marshall performed by Los Angeles’ BODYTRAFFIC dance company: Lillian Rose Barbeito (co-artistic director), Tina FinkelmanBerkett (co-artistic director) and performers Tina Finkelman Berkett, Melissa Bourkas, Hai Cohen, Andrew Cowan, Ja Young Kim, Merett Miller, Miguel Perez, Guzman Rosado, Arika Yamada and Andrew Wojtal, in costumes designed by Raquel Barreto.

Following is Stravinsky’s Variation d’Apollon from Apollo, featuring American Ballet Theatre (ABT) Principal Dancer Roberto Bolle, choreographed by George Balanchine. The performance continues with Saint-Saëns’ The Dying Swan with ABT Principal Dancer Veronika Part, choreographed by Michel Fokine.

Next on the program are selections from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake including the famous pas de deux from Act III (Odile and Prince Siegfried) performed by Part and Bolle, choreographed by Kevin McKenzie (after Marius Petipa).

The concert closes with Bernstein’s Three Dance Episodes from On The Town featuring LA Phil-commissioned world premiere choreography by Josh Rhodes and associate choreographer Lee Wilkins, danced by performers Sam Cahn, Marty Lawson, Andy Mills, and Christopher Vo in costumes designed by Brian Hemesath.

                      Proceeds will support the LA Phil and its community and education programs, including YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Gala package tickets range in price from $2,500 to $15,000 and include a charitable contribution. Please call 213.972.3051 for information.

The Gala Committee for the 2012 Los Angeles Philharmonic benefit at Walt Disney Concert Hall includes Gala Co-Chairs Joan Hotchkis and Carolyn Powers; Honorary Chair Eloísa Maturén Dudamel; and Committee members Wallis Annenberg, David C. Bohnett, Lynn A. Booth, Edye Broad, Jane B. Eisner, Carol Colburn Grigor, Joyce A. Kresa, Ginny Mancini, Soraya Sarah Nazarian, Diane B. Paul, Ann Ronus, Nancy S. Sanders, Carla Sands, Rivka Seiden, Cio Soler, Sutton Stracke, Alyce Williamson and Marilyn Ziering.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala is made possible with the proud support of Rolex.

Complete program:

ADAMS                               The Chairman Dances (By arrangement with G. Schirmer, Inc., publisher and copyright owner)
STRAVINSKY                  Variation d’Apollon from Apollo (By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc., publisher and copyright owner)
SAINT-SAËNS                 The Dying Swan
TCHAIKOVSKY               Selections from Swan Lake
                                             Scene (Moderato)
Dance of the Cygnets
Waltz
Pas de deux from Act III (Odile and Prince Siegfried)

         BERNSTEIN                  Three Dance Episodes from On the Town (By arrangement with Boosey & Hawkes, Inc. Sole Agent for Leonard Bernstein Music Publishing Company LLC,
publisher and copyright owner)
The Great Lover
Lonely Town
Times Square: 1944

For more information, please visit: http://laphil.com/1213Gala

WHO:
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
VERONIKA PART, American Ballet Theatre
ROBERTO BOLLE, American Ballet Theatre

BODYTRAFFIC
LILLIAN ROSE BARBEITO AND TINA FINKELMAN BERKETT, co-artistic directors
TINA FINKELMAN BERKETT, MELISSA BOURKAS, HAI COHEN, ANDREW COWAN, JA YOUNG KIM, MERETT MILLER, MIGUEL PEREZ, GUZMAN ROSADO, ARIKA YAMADA, ANDREW WOJTAL, performers
SAM CAHN, MARTY LAWSON, ANDY MILLS, CHRISTOPHER VO, dancers
BARAK MARSHALL, choreographer
JOSH RHODES, choreographer
BRIAN GALE, lighting designer

WHEN:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Cocktail reception, 6 PM
Concert, 7 PM
Dinner and dancing to follow

WHERE:
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

HOW TO PURCHASE:    Gala package tickets, $2,500 to $15,000 are on sale now. Please call 213.972.3051 for information.

                    Subscriptions for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2012/13 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at800.745.3000.

Single tickets for the 2012/13 season are available for purchase beginning August 19. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

About Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen is a Los Angeles based freelance photographer. Over the past six years, he has covered various concerts, movie premieres, red carpets, parties, and events. A southern California native, Anh attended UCLA and holds a Bachelor's degree in Philosophy and a minor in Accounting. In addition to photography, he is currently pursuing his license as a CPA and hopes to go law school. Adding to his many interests, Anh also loves to cook and has worked as a line cook for Food Network's celebrity chef Scott Conant's restaurant, Scarpetta, in Beverly Hills.