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  • Conductor Rafael Frühbeck De Burgos Leads the LA Phil in Two Concerts at the Hollywood Bowl
  • Aug. 16, 2011
  • PROGRAM UPDATE: Tenor Brandon Jovanovich Replaces Garrett Sorenson in the Thursday Program of Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 9

    TUESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2011, AT 8 PM

    August 16 Media Sponsor: KUSC; The August 18 Concert is Generously Sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts


    Spanish conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos returns to the Hollywood Bowl to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two programs, Tuesday, August 16, and Thursday, August 18, at 8 p.m. The Tuesday program includes a rare complete performance of Falla’s ballet, El amor brujo (Love, the Magician), featuring mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford. The concert closes with Berlioz’s Symphonie fantastique. Thursday’s program presents two Beethoven works rarely heard together – Symphony No. 9 and its close cousin and musical forebear, the Choral Fantasy, featuring pianist Jeremy Denk. Performing in both works are soprano Leah Crocetto, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Brandon Jovanovich, bass-baritone Iain Paterson and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Jovanovich replaces Garrett Sorenson, who was forced to cancel his appearance due to scheduling issues.

    Frühbeck de Burgos is a regular guest conductor with North America’s and Europe’s top orchestras. In 2011, Musical America named him Conductor of the Year. Frühbeck de Burgos has recorded extensively for EMI, Decca, Deutsche Gramophone, Spanish Columbia and Orfeo. Several of his recordings are considered to be classics, including his interpretations of Mendelssohn’s Elijah and St. Paul, Mozart’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bizet’s Carmen, and the complete works of Manuel de Falla.

    Up-and-coming mezzo-soprano Tamara Mumford is a graduate of the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program and made her debut their as Laura in Luisa Miller. This appearance is her first at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Jeremy Denk has appeared as a soloist with many major orchestras throughout the U.S. He released his first solo recording, Jeremy Denk Plays Ives, during the 2010/11 season. Denk last appeared with the LA Phil during the 2010/11 season when he replaced Martha Argerich in a concert conducted by LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel.

    Leah Crocetto is a second-year Adler fellow with San Francisco Opera. She was a 2010 Grand Final Winner in the Metropolitan National Council Auditions, First Place Winner, People’s Choice and the Spanish Prize winner at the José Iturbi International Music Competition, and winner of the Bel Canto Foundation competition. This summer, she represents the U.S. at the Cardiff BBC Singer of the World Competition.

    Equally at home in the worlds of opera, lieder and chamber music, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano was First Prize winner in the 2009 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, where she was also awarded the Mecklenburg-Vorpommern Festival Prize and the Princeton University Concerts Prize. This appearance is her first at the Hollywood Bowl.

    Brandon Jovanovich is recognized by the world’s leading opera companies for his passionate stage portrayals of leading roles in French, Italian, German and Slavic opera. Of his San Francisco Opera debut in Madama Butterfly last season, Opera Magazine noted the 2007 Richard Tucker Award-winner’s “refined instrument and dashing manner stirred superlatives.”

    Iain Paterson’s position as one of Europe’s leading young bass-baritones was established with his critically-acclaimed debut at the 2007 Salzburg Easter Festival as Fasolt in Das Rheingold under Sir Simon Rattle. He recently made an impressive house debut at the Metropolitan Opera, singing Gunther in Götterdämmerung under James Levine.

    Giving a voice to Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale, considered one of the world’s leading choirs, is led by Music Director Grant Gershon. The Los Angeles Times proclaims, “Under Gershon, the Master Chorale seems to be able to master anything.”


    Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 8 PM



    TAMARA MUMFORD, mezzo-soprano

    FALLA El Amor Brujo (complete)

    BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

    Thursday, August 18, 2011, 8 PM



    LEAH CROCETTO, soprano

    JENNIFER JOHNSON CANO, mezzo-soprano


    IAIN PATERSON, bass-baritone

    JEREMY DENK, piano


    GRANT GERSHON, music director

    BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9



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