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  • Jul. 18, 2002
  • July 18 Concert Begins at 8 PM;
    Backbeat Live Begins at 7 PM

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    Jaime Laredo, viola and violin virtuoso, plays and conducts a concert featuring both violinist Leila Josefowicz and himself in Mozart's Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola, K.364 and the Concerto for Two Violins by Bach on Thursday, July 18 at the Hollywood Bowl. Also on the evening's program is Mendelssohn's Fourth Symphony, "Italian."

    Backbeat Live pre-concert performances take place one hour prior to the concert at the Patio, and are free to all ticket holders.

    The program opens with Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola. Mozart composed this work in 1779 while working for the Archbishop of Salzburg. This masterpiece, essentially a double concerto, was a marked advance over Mozart's previous accomplishments in concerto form.

    Also on the evening's program is another double concerto - Bach's Concerto for Two Violins and Strings in D Minor. Bach wrote this concerto between 1717-1723, when he was in charge of music for Prince Leopold at Cöthen. Many instrumental works came from the composer during that period since the prince was Calvinist and no church music was required. This work is Bach's only concerto for two violins.

    The program concludes with Mendelssohn's Symphony No. 4, "Italian," and evokes Italy as seen through the eyes of a tourist. Completed in 1833, it is perhaps his most well-known and recognizable work.

    In more than 40 years before the public, JAIME LAREDO has excelled in the multiple roles of soloist, conductor, recitalist, and chamber musician. Since his stunning orchestral debut at the age of eleven with the San Francisco Symphony, he has won the admiration and respect of audiences, critics, and fellow musicians with his passionate and polished performances. This season, as he has for the past 25 years, Laredo will interweave solo and conducting dates with the dense chamber music schedule of the Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio.

    Currently in her mid-twenties, LEILA JOSEFOWICZ has won the hearts of audiences around the world with her honest, fresh approach to the repertoire and her dynamic virtuosity. Josefowicz came to national attention in 1994 when she made her Carnegie Hall debut performing the Tchaikovsky Concerto with Sir Neville Marriner and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Since that time, she has appeared with almost all of the major U.S. orchestras, many of the most prestigious orchestras in Europe, and in recitals around the world. Josefowicz began her musical training in Los Angeles at the age of three and continued her studies at The Curtis Institute of Music. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, she performs on the 1739 "Ebersolt" Guarnerius del Gesù violin.

    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of just under 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. A hit from its very first season, the Hollywood Bowl has remained popular and accessible to a wide cross-section of Southern California's diverse population. 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 "Open House at the Bowl," the Southland's most popular summer arts festival for children, now in its 34th season. Attendance figures over the past several decades have soared: in 1980 the Bowl first topped the half-million mark and last summer, close to one million admissions were recorded. It is no wonder that the Bowl's summer music festivals have become as much a part of a Southern California summer as beaches and barbecues, the Dodgers and Disneyland.


    Thursday, July 18 at 8 PM



    JAIME LAREDO, conductor, violin, viola


    Mozart:  Sinfonia concertante for violin and viola, K. 364

    Bach:  Concerto for Two Violins

    Mendelssohn:  Symphony No. 4, "Italian"

    Backbeat Live pre-concert performances take place one hour prior to the concert at the Patio, and are free to all ticket holders.

    Tickets ($1 - $186) are on sale now at the Hollywood Bowl box office, by calling Ticketmaster at 213.480.3232, at all Ticketmaster outlets (Robinsons May, Tower Records and Ritmo Latino locations), or online at Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for a 20% discount, subject to availability; call 323.850-2050 for further details. For general information or to request a brochure, call 323.850.2000.

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  • Contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 323/850-2047; Melanie Gravdal, 323/850-2021