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  • Sep. 6, 2005
  • September 6 Concert Features Debut of The Los Angeles Philharmonic Piano Trio with
    Orchestra Members Martin Chalifour, Peter Stumpf and Joanne Pearce Martin, Performing
    Beethoven's Triple Concerto

    September 8 Concert Features Pianist Norman Krieger in Liszt's Totentanz

    Classical Tuesdays at the Bowl are sponsored by Fidelity Investments
    Media Sponsor: K-Mozart 105.1

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in two concerts at the Hollywood Bowl, on Tuesday, September 6, at 8 p.m., and on Thursday, September 8, at 8 p.m. The September 6 concert features Smetana's Overture to The Bartered Bride and Dvorák's emotional Symphony No. 8. The evening also marks the debut of The Los Angeles Philharmonic Piano Trio, featuring three of the orchestra's principal players: Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour, Principal Cellist Peter Stumpf, and Keyboardist Joanne Pearce Martin, performing Beethoven's Triple Concerto. On September 8, two famed Russian works-Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition (in the rarely performed arrangement by Rimsky-Korsakov pupil Mikhail Tushmalov) and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade - are featured, along with Liszt's Totentanz for Piano and Orchestra with Norman Krieger, piano.

    Harth-Bedoya, former associate conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is one of the most exciting young conductors in America with an active guest-conducting schedule that includes appearances with the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Seattle Symphony, the Quebec Symphony, and the Mexico National Symphony. Los Angeles Philharmonic Principal Concertmaster Chalifour began his tenure in that position with the 1995/1996 season, Stumpf became Principal Cellist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the start of the 2002/2003 season, and Pearce Martin, who performs regularly on five instruments-piano, organ, celesta, harpsichord and synthesizer-has been a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2001. The three players form the Los Angeles Philharmonic Piano Trio.

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, winner of the 2002 Seaver/NEA Conductors Award, currently serves as Music Director of the Fort Worth Symphony and Music Director of the Auckland Philharmonia in New Zealand. In addition to his highly acclaimed six-year term as Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Harth-Bedoya has served as Music Director of the Eugene Symphony in Oregon and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Lima. He led the Juilliard Orchestra on highly successful tours of France and Japan and has collaborated with such distinguished soloists as Mstislav Rostropovich, Yo-Yo Ma, Gary Graffman, Joshua Bell, Midori, Garrick Ohlsson and James Galway. Festival appearances include Grant Park, Tanglewood, Rencontres Musicales d'Evian in France, the Domaine Forget International Festival in Quebec, and the Musicarchitettura International Festival in Italy. Born in 1968 in Lima, Peru, Miguel Harth-Bedoya holds degrees in conducting from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School. Harth-Bedoya last conducted at the Bowl in 2004.

    Before coming to Los Angeles, Martin Chalifour joined the Cleveland Orchestra in 1990 as Associate Concertmaster and later held the position of Acting Concertmaster for two seasons. Chalifour appears frequently as a soloist and in recital, and he has toured with chamber ensembles throughout North America and Europe. He regularly performs in a number of summer music festivals including San Diego's Mainly Mozart Festival and Florida's Sarasota Music Festival. Born in Montreal, Canada, Chalifour graduated at the age of 18 with a unanimous First Prize from the Montreal Conservatory, and is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music. Chalifour last appeared as soloist at the Bowl in 2004.

    Peter Stumpf spent 12 years as the Associate Principal Cellist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, before joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic. He is a dedicated chamber musician, a member of the Johannes Quartet, and a frequent participant at the Marlboro Music Festival who has toured with "Music from Marlboro." He has also performed in concert with the Emerson String Quartet. An active recitalist, Stumpf has performed at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., at Jordan Hall in Boston, and at the universities of Hartford and Delaware and has appeared as soloist with many orchestras, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra and The Philadelphia Orchestra; as well as the Aspen Music Festival. Trained at the Curtis Institute and the New England Conservatory, Peter Stumpf began his professional career at the age of 16, playing in the Hartford Symphony and later serving on the cello faculty of the New England Conservatory of Music. He last performed at the Bowl 2004.

    Joanne Pearce Martin appears frequently with the Philharmonic's chamber music and Green Umbrella series. A graduate of Philadelphia's Curtis Institute of Music, she has performed with many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Martin has appeared at major summer music festivals and on concert series spanning four continents as well as having performed on all of the major U.S. television networks.

    A native of Los Angeles, Norman Krieger is highly regarded as an artist of depth, sensitivity and virtuosic flair. Krieger regularly appears with the major orchestras of North America, among them the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics. He has also been heard as guest soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, Prague's Czech National Symphony Orchestra, Turkey's Presidential Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand's Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Taiwan's National Symphony Orchestra. In recital, he has been heard throughout the United States, Europe, Mexico and Asia, while chamber music collaborations have included appearances with soprano Sheri Greenawald, violinist Livia Sohn, cellist Jian Wang and the Tokyo and Manhattan String Quartets. In the summer of 1994, Krieger made his debut at New York City's prestigious Mostly Mozart Festival, earning an immediate invitation to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts' 1995-96 "Great Performers Series." Norman Krieger's training began in Los Angeles under the tutelage of Esther Lipton. He has also studied with Rudy Hadda. He is the founding Artistic Director of The Prince Albert Music Festival in Hawaii. In the spring of 1997, he was appointed Associate Professor of the distinguished faculty of the University of Southern California.

    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




    MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA, conductor


        MARTIN CHALIFOUR, violin

        PETER STUMPF, cello


    SMETANA Overture to The Bartered Bride

    BEETHOVEN Triple Concerto

    DVORÁK Symphony No. 8




    MIGUEL HARTH-BEDOYA, conductor


    MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (arranged by Tushmalov)

    LISZT Totentanz

    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

    Classical Tuesdays at the Bowl are sponsored by Fidelity Investments

    K-Mozart is Media Sponsor for Both Concerts

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