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  • Mar. 23, 2022
  • The Return of the Day-Long Event Offers 12 World Premieres, 5 LA Phil Commissions and More

    Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Noon

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    LOS ANGELES, March 23, 2022 - The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight: A Day of New Music returns Saturday, April 9, at Walt Disney Concert Hall, offering audiences LA’s most far-sighted ensembles in performances all around the iconic venue, anchored by an evening Green Umbrella concert focusing on composer Louis Andriessen, conducted by LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams in the Concert Hall.

    The day begins at noon and closes at midnight with flutist Claire Chase performing Pauline Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation, starting first in BP Hall and finishing the day in the Concert Hall. Other presentations in BP Hall include contemporary chamber group Southland Ensemble; LA Phil Principal Timpanist Joseph Pereira performing two world premieres of his works created during pandemic lockdown; a performance by Piano Spheres; the world premiere of a theatrical reading by artist Chris Kallmyer with musical accompaniment by superteam and Sarah Davachi based on Kallmyer’s Song Cycle installation currently on display in the Grand Avenue lobby; and a presentation by Monday Evening Concerts, one of the longest running series in the world devoted to contemporary music.

    Los Angeles-based cutting-edge piano duo HOCKET curate a piano-centric afternoon in the Keck Amphitheatre in the garden, whose programming will include the world premiere of the two-piano version of The Arching Path by Christopher Cerrone. Also performing in the Keck Amphitheatre will be New Parnassus. Additional outdoor performances come from vocal ensemble Tonality on the Grand Avenue Stairs.

    Jacaranda Music opens the day in Walt Disney Concert Hall, performing three LA Phil commissions including world premieres from Mazz Swift and Rajna Swaminathan; Wild Up will perform the world premieres of five works by young composers from the LA Phil’s National Composer Intensive program; the LA Phil New Music Group conducted by David Bloom with soprano Hila Plitmann and bass James Hayden will present the world premiere of Annie Gosfield’s The Secret Life of Planets; and Claire Chase, joined by Joshua Rubin (clarinet) and Steven Schick (percussion), performing additional works by Pauline Oliveros before Claire Chase closes the day with Oliveros’ Tuning Meditation.

    Visitors to Noon to Midnight at Walt Disney Concert Hall can also view Song Cycle by artist Chris Kallmyer, which features poetry and scores displayed on a 256-character split-flap sign in the Grand Avenue Lobby; and Kaneza Schaal's EVERY VOICE, a downloadable AR homage to Augusta Savage’s lost sculpture The Harp outside on the corner of First Streett and Grand Avenue—both available through June 10. Acclaimed multi-media artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Thought Experiments in F# Minor, a video walk through Walt Disney Concert Hall, is accessible on an ongoing basis.

    Noon to Midnight attendees will also be able to enjoy the culinary diversity and ingredient-driven Modern American menu offerings from Chef Ray Garcia’s asterid and sample craft beers from local LA breweries.



    SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 2022
    Walt Disney Concert Hall,
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Noon to Midnight: A Day of New Music  – Saturday, April 9, 2022

    12:00 –12:15PM BP Hall
    Claire Chase, flute 
    OLIVEROS  Tuning Meditation

    12:15 –12:45PM BP Hall
    Southland Ensemble
    CARDEW  paragraph 2 from The Great Learning
    PATTERSON  A Simple Opera

    12:15–4:00PM Keck Amphitheatre
    HOCKET Residency

    Set #1; 12:15–12:45PM    Nic Gerpe, piano
    CRUMB  Makrokosmos, Volume 1

    Set #2, 1:15–1:45PM        Vicki Ray, piano
    SCHNITTKE  Improvisation and Fugue
    Wadada Leo SMITH  Majestic
    KAGEL  Impromptu (À deux mains)
    Cecil TAYLOR (trans. Kaja Draksler)  Life as…
      LIGETI  Capriccio No. 2

    Set # 3, 2:45–3:15PM     HOCKET: Sarah Gibson and Thomas Kotcheff, pianos
    Christopher CERRONE  The Arching Path for two pianos (world premiere of two-piano version)
    Sarah GIBSON  Outsider for two pianos and two melodicas

    Set #4, 3:30–4:00PM    Danny Holt, piano
    Alexander MOSOLOV  Turkmenian Nights
    Sarah SEELIG  Tingsha
    Graham FITKIN  Fervent 

    1:00-1:45PM Grand Avenue Stairs
    America Will Be

    2:00–2:45PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage    
    Jacaranda Music
    David Bloom, conductor
    Rajna SWAMINATHAN  The Illusion of Permanence (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    Mazz SWIFT  Memory Two (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    Du YUN  Oksoko (LA Phil commission)

    2:45–3:15PM BP Hall
    Joseph Pereira, solo
    Joseph PEREIRA  Kyma for timpani and electronics (world premiere)
    Joseph PEREIRA  Magnificent Desolation (world premiere)

    3:30 4:30PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage     
    Wild Up & National Composers Intensive
    Marcus NORRIS  MERCY  (world premiere)
    Nathaniel HAERING  Spate III (world premiere)
    inti figgis-vizueta  Form the Fabric
    Noah JENKINS  Spirits Hover (vignette style) (world premiere)
    Bethany YOUNGE  You, Penumbra, Me (world premiere)
    Susanna HANCOCK  to my body (world premiere)

    4:30-5:10PM Keck Amphitheatre
    New Parnassus
    Ben KUTNER  Duet for Audience and Ensemble
    Ben KUTNER  Silhouettes

    4:45-5:15PM BP Hall
    Piano Spheres
    Enno POPPE  Rad
    Steve REICH  Four Organs

    5:30-6:00PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage
    LA Phil New Music Group
    David Bloom, conductor
    Hila Plitmann, soprano
    James Hayden, bass
    Annie GOSFIELD  The Secret Life of Planets (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    5:45-6:00PM Grand Avenue Stairs
    America Will Be
    (Repeat performance)

    7:00-7:45PM BP Hall
    Chris Kallmyer + Zoe Aja Moore
    Chris KALLMYER  Song Cycle, LIVE by Special Request (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    Directed by Zoe Aja Moore
    Lighting by Chris Kuhl
    Performed by: Sarah Davachi, Korede Oladimeji, Alexandra Rose Franco, Matt Kivel, Clinton Patterson, superteam
    Text by Chris Kallmyer

    7:00-7:40PM Keck Amphitheatre
    Aperture Duo
    Carolyn CHEN  My Loves Are in America
    Carolyn CHEN  hold still while the world turns

    8:00-9:00PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage
    Green Umbrella
    Focus on Andriessen
    LA Phil New Music Group
    John Adams, conductor
    L. ANDRIESSEN Life (with film by Marijke van Warmerdam)
    L. ANDRIESSEN De Staat

    10:00-10:40PM BP Hall
    Monday Evening Concerts
    EASTMAN  Buddha (entrance music)
    USTVOLSKAYA  Piano Sonata No. 6
    Arvo PÄRT  Tabula Rasa 

    10:30-11:15PM Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage   
    Claire Chase performing OLIVEROS
    Claire Chase, flute
    Joshua Rubin, clarinet
    Steven Schick, percussion
    OLIVEROS  Sounds from Childhood
    OLIVEROS  Thirteen Changes
    OLIVEROS  Intensity 20.15, Grace Chase

    11:45PM-12:00AM Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage
    Claire Chase, flute
    OLIVEROS  Tuning Meditation

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    Patrons purchasing tickets for John Adams Conducts Focus on Andriessen get access to all Noon to Midnight additional performances. Tickets for the Noon to Midnight additional performances only can be purchased for $5. Tickets are available for purchase at, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.

    Prior to attending, audiences are encouraged to view the LA Phil’s updated COVID protocol guidelines posted on the website: The LA Phil continues to receive public health guidelines from Los Angeles County, and as policies evolve, more information can be found here.

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    About the LA Phil 
    Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.
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