ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR MIRGA GRAZINYTE-TYLA LEADS THE LA PHIL AND PIANIST JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET IN WORKS BY BEETHOVEN AND RAVEL AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL
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Los Angeles Philharmonic Associate Conductor Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla returns to the Hollywood Bowl to conduct a concert featuring works by Beethoven and Ravel on . The LA Phil welcomes renowned pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, sopranos Janai Brugger and Elizabeth Zharoff, mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell, tenors Rafael Moras andKevin Ray, and bass Colin Ramsey for a performance of Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Los Angeles Master Chorale. The program also includes Ravel's Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2 with the Master Chorale.
Mirga Grazinyte-Tyla was a Dudamel Fellow with the LA Phil in the 2012/13 season, became an assistant conductor in 2014 and with the start of the 2016 Hollywood Bowl season becomes Associate Conductor. At the age of 29, she has already made meaningful relationships with top orchestras around the world and gained a reputation for mesmerizing performances. In addition to her responsibilities as the LA Phil's Associate Conductor, Mirga is Music Director of the Salzburg Landestheater. Most notably, Mirga has been named Music Director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra starting with the 2016 season. In this position, Mirga follows in the footsteps of distinguished conductors Sir Simon Rattle, Sakari Oramo and Andris Nelsons.
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, hailed as one of the best pianists in the world, joins the LA Phil for this performance while embracing three significant residencies this season: with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra, and the Colburn School in Los Angeles. At the latter, he continues a three-year engagement where his passion for education and fostering young musical talent is invested in masterclasses and performances with the students. Thibaudet's recording catalogue of more than 50 albums has received two Grammy nominations, the Diapason d'Or, Gramophone and Echo awards and the Edison Prize. He has also made a significant impact in the worlds of film, fashion and philanthropy - performing on the award-winning film soundtracks for Atonement, Pride and Prejudice and Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, and attired in a concert wardrobe designed by Dame Vivienne Westwood.
BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 3
BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy
RAVEL Mother Goose Suite
RAVEL Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
Los Angeles Philharmonic
MIRGA GRAZINYTE-TYLA, conductor
JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET, piano
JANAI BRUGGER, soprano
ELIZABETH ZHAROFF, soprano
PEABODY SOUTHWELL, mezzo-soprano
RAFAEL MORAS, tenor
KEVIN RAY, tenor
COLIN RAMSEY, bass
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Grant Gershon, artistic director
[There's obviously no way MGT will be mistaken for anyone else. I say they need a macro because I need one too: I have to look up the diacriticals in Gražinytė-Tyla every time. In fact, I'm not even sure what the diacritical over the e is. Sometimes, copy and paste is your friend.]
[I can't tell you how shocked I was to see "Ravel" and "Jean-Yes Thibaudet" and then find that Thibaudet isn't playing one of the Ravel piano concertos.]