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  • Jul. 19, 2005
  • Virtuoso Gil Shaham is Soloist on Tuesday, July 19th in Beethoven's Violin Concerto; Simon Trpceski Makes His Bowl and Philharmonic Debut on Thursday, July 21st

    TUESDAY, JULY 19 at 8 PM

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    THURSDAY, JULY 21 at 8 PM

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    British conductor Jeffrey Tate leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday, July 19 and Thursday, July 21, both at 8 p.m. Tate last performed at the Bowl in 1998. Violinist Gil Shaham joins the Philharmonic on July 19th in Beethoven's Violin Concerto in a program also featuring Beethoven's Symphony No. 7.

    The July 21 concert features a Bowl debut by 25-year old Simon Trpceski as soloist for Ravel's Piano Concerto in G. The performance also includes Ravel's Mother Goose Suite and finishes with Elgar's Enigma Variations. Composed in 1899 and dedicated to "To my friends pictured within," the 14 variations on an original theme paint a musical picture of his close friends and associates. In all 14 persons and a dog are included in the richly moving piece, most notably the ubiquitous ninth, "Nimrod," securing Elgar's status as a leading composer.

    Originally a student of medicine, JEFFREY TATE (July 19 and July 21) conducts regularly in the worlds leading opera houses and festivals. Immediately after his public debut as a conductor with Carmen at the Göteborg Opera, he rapidly rose to prominence. He conducts regularly in the world's leading opera houses and festivals with a repertoire based on Mozart, Strauss, Wagner and French opera. Orchestras he has conducted include London Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Noteworthy recordings he has made include: Arabella, Haensel und Gretel, Les Contes D'Hoffmann, Lulu, and Mozart's Piano Concerti with Mitsuko Uchida. Tate's most recent performance at the Bowl was in 1998.

    GIL SHAHAM (July 19) plays on the 1699 "Countess Polignac" Stradivarius violin and is scheduled this season to appear with the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Montreal, Chicago, the National Symphony and in New York with the New York String Orchestra, the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. In 1998, Shaham won a Grammy Award for his 1998 recital album "American Scenes" with André Previn at the piano and in 1999 recorded Bartok's Second Concerto with Pierre Boulez and the Chicago Symphony earning two Grammy nominations. He was the 1990 recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant. He last performed at the Bowl in 2002.

    Born in the Republic of Macedonia, SIMON TRPCESKI (July 21), makes his Bowl debut this summer with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He will debut with the New York Philharmonic in the fall. The 25-year-old virtuoso, a favorite with U.K. audiences, has established himself as one of the most remarkable young talents to have emerged in recent years. His critically acclaimed EMI Classics debut won two Gramophone awards (Best Debut Disc and Editor's Choice) and Rachmaninoff Piano Sonata No.2, his second recital recording, marks his transition to EMI's main label. He has won prizes in international piano competitions in the U.K., Czech Republic and Italy. A graduate of the Faculty of Music of the University of St. Cyril and St. Methodius in Skopje where he studied with Professor Boris Romanov, he was a member of the BBC New Generation Scheme (2001 - 2003) and was awarded the 'Young Artist Award' by the Royal Philharmonic Society (2003).

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and in 1991 gave its name to the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, a resident ensemble that has filled a special niche in the musical life of Southern California. The 2004 season introduced audiences to a revitalized Hollywood Bowl, featuring a newly-constructed shell and stage and the addition of four stadium screens enhancing stage views in the venue. To this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. While the Bowl is best known for its sizzling summer nights, during the day California's youngest patrons enjoy "SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 37th season. Attendance figures over the past several decades have soared: in 1980 the Bowl first topped the half-million mark and close to one million admissions have been recorded. In February 2005, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue at the 16th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards; it is no wonder that the Bowl's summer music festival has become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers, and Disneyland.



    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood


    JEFFREY TATE, conductor

    GIL SHAHAM, violin

    BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

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    HOLLYWOOD BOWL, 2301 N. Highland Ave. in Hollywood


    JEFFREY TATE, conductor


    RAVEL Mother Goose Suite

    RAVEL Piano Concerto in G

    ELGAR Enigma Variations

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  • Contact:

    Sabrina Skacan, 213.972.3408; photos, 213.972.3034