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  • WDCH
  • Apr. 15, 2008
  • Program Includes Works by Poulenc, Brahms, Roussel and Fauré

    TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008, AT 8 PM

    The Chamber Music Society series is supported by a generous grant from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation

    Members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform in a Chamber Music Society concert on Tuesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. with acclaimed pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a program that includes works by Poulenc, Brahms, Roussel and Fauré.

    Los Angeles Philharmonic principal clarinetist Michele Zukovsky performs with Thibaudet in Poulenc’s Sonata for Clarinet and Piano. Michele Bovyer, violin; Barry Gold, cello; and guest artist Robert Thies, piano, perform Brahms’ Piano Trio No. 1 in B major. Hui Liu, viola; David Garrett, cello; and Sarah Jackson, flute, perform Roussel’s Trio for Viola, Cello, and Flute. Varty Manouelian, violin; Meredith Snow, viola; and Peter Stumpf, cello, join Thibaudet to conclude the program with Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2007/08 Chamber Music Society series at Walt Disney Concert Hall includes performances by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and distinguished guest artists. The 2007/08 series concludes on May 13 with special guest bass-baritone Eric Owens.

    Pianist JEAN-YVES THIBAUDET continues to bring joy to audiences around the globe with his elegant style, depth of color, and brilliant technique. His interpretations combine a masterful virtuosity with lyric and poetic expressiveness, with which he makes each composer's work his own. Sought after by orchestras, conductors, festivals, and fellow musicians alike for his versatility and artistic sensitivity, and equally prolific in the performance and recording arenas, he continues to be hailed by the press as "one of the best pianists in the world." Jean-Yves Thibaudet is an exclusive recording artist for Decca, which has released over 30 of his albums, earning the Schallplattenpreis, the Diapason d'Or, Choc de la Musique, a Gramophone Award, two ECHO awards, and the Edison Prize. Jean-Yves Thibaudet was born in Lyon, France, where he began his piano studies at age five and made his first public appearance at age seven. At twelve, he entered the Paris Conservatory to study with Aldo Ciccolini and Lucette Descaves, a friend and collaborator of Ravel. At age fifteen, he won the Premier Prix de Conservatoire and three years later, won the Young Concert Artists Auditions in New York City. In 2001, the Republic of France awarded Thibaudet the prestigious Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres and in 2002, he was awarded the Premio Pegasus from the Spoleto Festival in Italy, for his artistic achievements and his longstanding involvement with the festival. His most recent accolade is the 2007 Victoire d'Honneur, a lifetime career achievement award and the highest honor given by France's Victoire de la Musique.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable places 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 programs, community concerts and children's programming, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.


    TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2008, AT 8 PM

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




    POULENC Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

    BRAHMS Piano Trio No. 1 in B major, Op. 8

    ROUSSEL Trio for Viola, Cello, and Flute, Op. 40

    FAURÉ Piano Quartet No. 1 in C minor, Op. 15

    The Chamber Music Society series is supported by a generous grant from the Norman and Sadie Lee Foundation.

    Tickets ($22 - $47) are on sale now online at, at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or via credit card phone order 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 10 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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