Aron Kallay explores the tension and uncertainty of the presidential election with classical music for piano, synthesizer, and retuned-keyboard. Composers Ian Dicke and Grammy winner Laura Karpman further comment on the lunacy of our time with two newly commissioned works: Counterpundit (Dicke) and Shrill (Karpman). Grammy nominated pianist Aron Kallay has performed throughout the United States and abroad and is a fixture on the Los Angeles new-music scene.
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Los Angeles Philharmonic Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor Pierre-Laurent Aimard, piano PROGRAM Ravel: Alborada del gracioso (c. 8 minutes) Ravel: Concerto in G (c. 23 minutes) Stravinsky: The Firebird (c. 45 minutes) ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE Filled with spectacular orchestral color, this weeks program paints a remarkable picture of the unique creative scene that was early 20th-century Paris. Brilliant French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard is our soloist for Ravels Concerto in G, heavily tinted by early American jazz. And it was in Paris in 1910 that Igor Stravinskys breakthrough work, The Firebird, was premiered by Sergei Diaghilevs Ballets Russes. From that moment to the present day, it has remained Stravinskys most popular piece. Opening the [Saturday and Sunday evenings] is Ravels morning music of a jester, composed as a musical portrait of a friend and teeming with authentic flavors of Spain. Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.
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an Italian pianist and composer. He trained at the Conservatorio Verdi in Milan and under composer Luciano Berio in the early 1980s. Einaudi began his career as a classical composer, and began incorporating other styles and genres—including pop, rock, world music, and folk music.