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  • Award-Winning Singer/Actress Patti Lupone Brings “Matters of the Heart” to Walt Disney Concert Hall As Part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2009/10 Songbook Series
  • May. 15, 2010
  • SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010, AT 8 PM

    The Concert is Generously Sponsored by U.S. Bank

    Media Sponsor: Los Angeles Magazine

    The award-winning and multi-talented Patti LuPone makes her Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, Saturday, May 15, at 8 p.m. In her concert “Matters of the Heart,” LuPone takes the audience on a tour of the crimes, affairs and mysteries of the heart, and explores love in its various iterations in performances of more than two dozen songs. The mix of ballads, pop, show tunes, up-tempo and cabaret songs by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, Randy Newman, Brian Wilson, Judy Collins, Dan Fogelberg, Joni Mitchell and Cyndi Lauper are all delivered with LuPone’s inimitable sass and class, remarkable humor and immensely rich voice. The concert is part of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2009/10 Songbook series.

    LuPone is accompanied by music director Chris Fenwick at the piano, as well as a string quartet that includes Rick Dolan, first violin; Fritz Krakowski, second violin; Richard Brice, viola; and Arthur Fiacco, cello. The concert is performed in loving memory of its co-creator Dick Gallagher, who passed away in 2005.

    Patti LuPone most recently starred on Broadway as Rose in the hit revival of Gypsy, for which she won the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical as well as Drama-League Award for Outstanding Performance of the 2008/09 season.

    Chris Fenwick most recently musical directed the world premiere of Michael John La Chiusa’s Giant, the Broadway productions of Grease and Les Liaisons Dangeureuses. As musical director for Patti LuPone, he has performed at Carnegie Hall, Ravinia Festival, and many more nationwide.

    The performance concludes the LA Phil’s 2009/10 Songbook series, featuring intimate performances by some of the foremost talents in contemporary American music. Each year since its inception, the LA Phil Songbook series has brought audiences some of the most cherished evenings of song.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.


    SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010, AT 8 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Songbook Series

    PATTI LUPONE – Matters of the Heart

    Conceived and directed by SCOTT WITTMAN

    Musical director CHRIS FENWICK

    Musical arrangements by DICK GALLAGHER

    Dialogue by JOHN WEIDMAN


    CHRIS FENWICK, piano

    RICK DOLAN, violin


    RICHARD BRICE, viola

    ARTHUR FIACCO, cello

    This concert is performed in loving memory of its co-creator, Dick Gallagher

    The Concert is Generously Sponsored by U.S. Bank

    Media Sponsor: Los Angeles Magazine

    Tickets ($38 - $99) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. A limited number of $10 rush tickets for seniors and full time students may be available at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office two hours prior to the performance. Valid identification is required; one ticket per person; cash only. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

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