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Monday, May 31, 2010

Yonge-Dundas Square Free Events for June


Free Summer Events in the Heart of the City!

Serenades in the Square - FREE Lunchtime jazz, roots and folk
Wednesday, June 2 PAISLEY JURA 12:30pm - 1:30pm

The Globe and Mail calls her "an old-soul chanteuse with savvy pop sensibilities." Now Magazine says she has "an unadorned voice that rings clear and true." The Edmonton Vue Weekly advises "bring a box of Kleenex."
Paisley Jura's brand of elegant, genre-defying original pop has captured the hearts of listeners across the country, topping college radio charts. Live performances feature Jura playing her 200-year-old Italian double bass, piano and guitar with Toronto luminaries Jamie Stager (piano, trombone and vocals), Mark Kelso (drums and vocals), and Joel Schwartz (guitar, mandolin and lapsteel).
Global Grooves - A carnival of the world's delights, every Friday night
Presented by Virgin Mobile

Friday, June 25 LADY SON AND ATICULO VEINTE 8pm - 10pm
A tight, horn-driven unit that takes classic Afro-Latin roots into a new century, combining different musical genres and sounds while maintaining the essence of the NuYorican style salsa and (Cuban) Son Montuno style son.
Safecracker Cinema - Free outdoor film screenings - At this price, it's a steal
Presented by Cineplex Entertainment

Wednesday, June 30 GRAND SLAM Sunset - 10pm
The Italian diamond heist classic starring Edward G. Robinson and Janet Leigh.
Quintessential viewing for any fan of caper films.
Arts at the Heart - Weekend Artisan Market
This program runs in conjunction with community festivals and other events.
Artisans feature high quality, unique, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items with a wide variety of cultural influences. Receive a free reusable tote designed by Toronto artist Yasmine Louis with a minimum purchase of $10.
Friday, June 4 11am - 11pm (in conjunction with Ontario Tourism Week)
Saturday, June 5 11am - 11pm (in conjunction with Dignitas Race for Dignity)
Sunday, June 6 12pm - 7pm (in conjunction with Punch Buggy 4 Sick Kids)
Friday, June 25 11am - 11pm
Saturday, June 26 11am - 11pm (in conjunction with Mexican Cultural Festival)
Sunday, June 27 12pm - 7pm (in conjunction with Russian Carousel)
Tuesday, June 30 11am - 11pm

Community Events and Festivals

Tuesday, June 1 - National Aboriginal History Month
Friday, June 4 - Ontario Tourism Week
Saturday, June 5 - Dignitas Race for Dignity
Sunday, June 6 - Punch Buggy 4 Sick Kids
Friday, June 11 - Wednesday, June 16 - Luminato: Toronto Festival of Arts + Creativity
Thursday, June 17 - Sunday, June 20 - North By Northeast Music Festival
Wednesday, June 23 - Toronto Hydro Day
Saturday, June 26 - Mexican Cultural Festival
Sunday, June 27 - Russian Carousel
Yonge-Dundas Square
Presented by Virgin Mobile
FREE weekly events in the Heart of the City!

For a full schedule and complete listings information, visit


VivaVoce : Mélodrame et sentiments / VivaVoce : Melodrama and sentiment

VivaVoce présente :
Mélodrame et sentiments
Les chanteurs de VivaVoce sortent leurs mouchoirs
sous la direction de
Peter Schubert

Samedi 5 juin, 2010
19 h 30
Salle Tanna Schulich
555, rue Sherbrooke Ouest - Métro McGill

Billets disponibles à la billetterie de l’École de musique Schulich au 514-398-4547
ou au réseau ADMISSION au 514-790-1245 ou en ligne au
Régulier : 30 $; âge d’or : 25 $; étudiant : 10 $ – des tarifs de groupe sont disponibles.

Montréal, 15 mai 2010 – Il y a cent ans, la musique chorale prospérait à Montréal… tout comme aujourd’hui d’ailleurs!
Le samedi 5 juin 2010 à 19 h 30, à la salle Tanna Schulich à l’université McGill, VivaVoce donnera un concert d’œuvres, véritables joyaux romantiques, tirés de la collection de livres rares de l’Université McGill et faisant partie du catalogue du Montreal Mendelssohn
Au programme, des pièces canadiennes et américaines composées par Charles Ives, Healey Willan et le Montréalais Joseph Gould, fondateur et directeur du Montreal Mendelssohn Choir qui a brillé pendant 30 ans. On pourra de plus entendre des pièces, parfaites miniatures de symphonies vocales, des compositeurs britanniques Ciro Pinsuti, Hamish MacCunn et George McFarren


Au sujet de VivaVoce
VivaVoce se démarque d’autres chorales professionnelles canadiennes par son répertoire varié et souvent audacieux. Sous la direction artistique de Peter Schubert, VivaVoce offre des concerts commentés amusants et éducatifs dans divers genres musicaux, depuis le chant grégorien jusqu’à la musique du XXIe siècle. L’approche originale adoptée par ce chœur lui a valu la fidélité de son auditoire ainsi qu’une reconnaissance dans le milieu de la musique classique. En effet, VivaVoce a reçu neuf nominations dans six catégories différentes des Prix Opus et a remporté un premier prix en 2004. De plus, son coffret de tous les Magnificats de Pierre de la Rue a remporté le prix Choc du mois du journal Le Monde de la musique.

Programme de soirée
I. Love and Nature
A Spring Song Ciro Pinsuti
The sea hath its pearls
Ciro Pinsuti
You’ll never guess
Sydney Percival (Joseph Gould)
Jack and Jill
Sydney Perceval (Joseph Gould)
My little pretty one
Healey Willan
Charles Ives
Good night, good night, beloved Ciro Pinsuti


II. Shakespeare
Take, o take those lips away George MacFarren
Orpheus with his lute
George MacFarren
O mistree mine
Hamish MacCunn
Gabriel Cusson
Hark, hark, the lark
George MacFarren
It was a lover and his lass
George MacFarren

Brott Summer Music Festival June 16 - August 20



“We’re going to take music lovers to the movies, bring the planets down to earth, and cool the hot summer with our jazz. And celebrate the two hundredth anniversary of two of the world’s favorite composers – Chopin and Schumann – all in 10 weeks this summer.” So promises Boris Brott, about the 23rd Brott Music Festival. Under Maestro Brott’s artistic direction, the annual summer festival presents orchestral concerts with the National Academy Orchestra, intimate recitals with great singers and stellar instrumental soloists, opera, dance, even visual art, and a salute to The King (Elvis, of course).

Details are available at Tickets may be ordered online or by calling 1-888-475-9377, or 905-525-SONG (7664). Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more.

Three orchestral concerts of Beethoven in Burlington open this year’s Brott Music Festival. For three Wednesdays in June, starting June 16, 7:30 p.m. at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, Boris Brott conducts the National Academy Orchestra in music by Beethoven and more, with special guest soloists – internationally celebrated Canadian cellist Denise Djokic (“arrestingly beautiful tone colour” – The Strad), leading Italian clarinetist Giampiero Sobrino, returning for his third Brott Festival appearance, and Jonathan Crow, one of Canada’s foremost violinists.

Patrons can save 20 per cent by purchasing all three concerts at one time.

The National Academy Orchestra gives 45 young Canadian musicians professional orchestral experience. Joining them are leading professional musicians who serve as mentors.

Geneviève Leclair – winner in March of the Sir Ernest MacMillan Memorial Foundation Award for conducting – returns for a second season as apprentice conductor with the NAO. Originally from Montreal and currently a doctoral student at Boston University, she shares her apprentice duties with Samuel Tam. A graduate of McGill University, Tam served as apprentice conductor at the Canadian Opera company, 2007-2009, and until recently was assistant to David Briskin at the University of Toronto, where he rehearsed and conducted the U of T Symphony Orchestra in 2009-10. RBC is the proud sponsor of the Apprentice Conductor position.

Following is the schedule for an unforgettable summer music experience at the 2010 Brott Music Festival, with locations:

Wednesday, June 16, 7:30 p.m. – Djokic Plays Elgar

St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 662 Guelph Line (at New Street), Burlington

Named by Maclean’s as one of the “Top 25 Canadians Who Are Changing Our World,” Denise Djokic ( brings her tremendous musicality to the 2010 debut concert as she performs the legendary Elgar Cello Concerto. Beethoven returns to Burlington as Boris Brott and the NAO round out the program with the Leonore Overture No. 3 and Symphony No. 1 in C. Tickets $30 | $25 seniors | $10 students

Wednesday, June 23, 7:30 p.m. – The Pastorale

St. Christopher’s Anglican, Burlington

Italian clarinetist Giampiero Sobrino returns to the Brott Festival to perform Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 in E flat major and Debussy’s Première Rhapsody with the NAO, which also plays Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6 (Pastorale). $30 | $25 senior | $10 students

Wednesday, June 30, 7:30 p.m. – Crow Plays Mendelssohn

St. Christopher’s Anglican, Burlington

Violinist Jonathan Crow performs the beloved Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Boris Brott conducts the NAO in Beethoven’sSymphony No. 3 (Eroica), and the Canadian-Chinese Folk Song Suite by An-Lun Huang. $30 | $25 senior | $10 students

Friday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. – Great Vibes: Appleyard the Legend

St. John’s Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster

Canadian jazz great, vibraphonist Peter Appleyard, regales audiences with music from favorite standards to contemporary classics in an intimate and gracious setting. A light meal is included, and a cash bar is available. $40 | $35 seniors

Sunday. July 4, 3 p.m. – High Tea: The Life & Letters of Chopin

St. James Anglican, 137 Melville St., Dundas

Two centuries after his birth, Chopin’s letters reveal inspirations in music and his personal life, particularly his intensely complicated relationship with the writer George Sand. Pianist Valerie Tryon performs his Prelude in F sharp minor, Polonaise in A flat, Nocturne in E and other sparkling favourites. The script by Dr. Alan Walker is narrated by Aubrey Boothman, withJacqui Templeton Muir and Robert Latimer reading the letters. $40 | $35 seniors

Wednesday, July 7, 7:30 p.m. – Gershwin Goes to the Movies

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Violinist Lindsay Deutsch returns to perform two favorite tunes from Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, as arranged by Jascha Heifetz, and the world premiere of Rhapsody in Red for Violin and Orchestra, arranged by Howard Cable. The NAO also performs other excerpts from the Porgy and Bess Suite as arranged by Richard Rodney Bennett, as well as Leonard Bernstein’sOn the Waterfront Suite and John Williams’ Star Wars Suite. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Sunday, July 11, 8 p.m. – The Planets!

Christ`s Church Cathedral, 252 James St. North, Hamilton

Visual art brings a new dimension to two musical masterpieces. For a second year, the Brott Festival has invited Hamilton artists to create original works to be projected behind the orchestra as it performs Holst’s The Planets and Respighi’s Pines of Rome.This innovative program is perfectly complemented by Maxime Goulet’s Défilé des Marionnettes and Ryan Trew’s Starlike, a 2010 Olympic composition. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Wednesday, July 14, 7:30 p.m. – Summer Evening at the Proms

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Ex-pat maestro Brian Jackson conducts an unabashedly patriotic celebration of all musical things British. Amidst the Proms hijinks are such favorites as Sir Henry Wood's Fantasy on British Sea Songs, Rule Britannia, Jerusalem and much more. $30 | $25 seniors | $10 students

Saturday, July 17, 8 p.m. – Mahler’s Fourth

Christ’s Church Cathedral, Hamilton

Described by the composer as “a child’s conception of heaven and the color of blue sky,” the Fourth Symphony is Mahler’s most joyous and warmth-filled work. The Bavarian folk song of the last movement is sung by soprano Leslie Anne Bradley. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Sunday, July 18, 3 p.m. – High Tea with Jacqueline Woodley

St. James Anglican, 137 Melville St., Dundas

Jacqueline Woodley, soprano & Laryssa Gulenco, piano: High tea and a high soprano serve up a delicious selection of arias, including Ah! Je veux vivre from Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, Bernstein’s Glitter and Be Gay, and Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate. Traditional High Tea served at intermission. $40 | $35 seniors

Thursday, July 22, 7:30 p.m. – Opera’s Greatest Hits

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

This year’s edition of the annual audience favorite features such enduring operatic arias and ensembles as Puccini’s Che gelida manina from La bohème and Nessun dorma from Turandot, The Flower Duet from Lakmé, the Habanera from Carmen, and such Verdi favorites as the quartet from Rigoletto are performed by soprano Sinead Sugrue, mezzo soprano Emilia Boteva, tenor Kurt Lehmann, and bass John Fanning. $28 | $23 seniors| $10 students

Saturday, July 24 – Big Band Sounds In Muskoka:

Windermere House Front Lawn, 2 p.m. (

Tenor Michael Burgess Canada’s Les Miz superstar – sings Broadway selections, and the National Academy Orchestra plays big band arrangements by Howard Cable and Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1. The Windermere concert includes an audience sing-along to Beethoven’s Ode to Joy and other favorites. Free to guests.

Deerhurst Resort, 8 p.m. (

Patrons can dance the night away at Muskoka’s most anticipated Big Band blockbuster. Michael Burgess joins Boris Brott and the National Academy Orchestra for an evening of great swing, jazz and other classics by the likes of Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Tommy Dorsey, Harry James and Artie Shaw. With a complimentary dessert buffet, cash bar, and a silent auction to benefit the National Academy Orchestra. Dance only: $60 per person / Two-night Weekend Package including accommodation and concert: From $249 pp.

Thursday, July 29, 7:30 p.m. – Jan Lisiecki: Chopin at 200 Gala

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Hailed internationally as possessing the musicality and interpretive powers of a master, 15-year-old Calgary pianist Jan Lisieckijoins Boris and the NAO for a special Chopin celebration. Lisiecki has toured from Cannes to Carnegie Hall and has performed with Yo-Yo Ma, Emmanuel Ax and Pinchas Zukerman. His debut CD, featuring the two Chopin concerti, was awarded a Diapason d’Or in May 2010. Tonight, he performs three Chopin masterpieces including Rondo alla Krakowiak and the Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor. ( A post-concert reception is hosted by the Polish Canadian Women’s Association. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Wednesday, August 4, 7:30 p.m. – Elvis: The Way It Was

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Stephen Kabakos is Elvis Presley. From his Memphis beginnings to the army to the 1968 comeback, the Brott Festival celebrates The King with Jailhouse Rock, Love Me Tender, Suspicious Minds and more of Elvis’ greatest hits. Stephen Kabakos evokes The King with his uncanny vocal and physical resemblance and mannerisms. ( He is joined by the young and exuberant NAO and a gospel choir. $34 | $29 seniors | $22 students

Saturday, August 7, 7:30 p.m. – Rachmaninoff Meets Tchaikovsky

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Pianist Alexei Gulenco, prizewinner in numerous international piano competitions, gives a showstopping performance of what may be the most technically demanding of all piano concerti, the luxuriant and melancholic Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 in D minor. ( Boris Brott and the NAO also play Jordan Pal’s On the Double Concert Overture and Tchaikovsky’s soulful Symphony No. 5 in E minor. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Sunday, August 8, 3 p.m. – High Tea: Composers In Love

St. John’s Anglican Church, 272 Wilson St. E., Ancaster

On this 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann’s birth, the composer’s profound emotions are explored, along with those of his wife Clara and the composer Johannes Brahms. With Aubrey Boothman as narrator, Robert Latimer reads excerpts of letters by both Robert Schumann and Brahms, while Jacqui Templeton Muir reads Clara’s. Pianist Valerie Tryon performs the beautiful music they inspired each other to write, including Brahms’ Lullaby, Schumann’s Romanze in F sharp and Clara Wieck’sTrio, Op. 17. $40 | $35 seniors | $20 students

Saturday, August 14, 7:30 p.m. – Legends & Firebirds

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Dance, music and visuals provide a dazzling array as Canadian performing legend Veronica Tennant retells the tale of the spectacular, glowing Firebird, 100 years after it was first performed. Dancers from the Ottawa School of Ballet bring the legend to life as they dance original choreography by Merrilee Hodgins. The evening also features the world premiere of Malcolm Forsyth’s Aboriginal-themed Trickster Coyote---Lightning Elk, composed especially for Mohawk-Canadian violinist Tara-Louise Montour. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Sunday, August 15, 3 p.m. – High Tea: Forbidden Music Revealed

Adas Israel Synagogue, 125 Cline Ave. S., Hamilton

Soprano Sharon Azrieli and pianist Shoshana Telner unite to perform music by composers who were banned by authorities. Under Stalin and Hitler, composers like Prokofiev, Weill and Mendelssohn were seen as threats to governments, even after their lifetime. Yet each remained determined, during in his life, to create works of art that have endured to this day. Berlin-based Canadian historian Misha Aster, author of The Reich’s Orchestra, returns home to narrate his searing script for this concert. $40 | $35 seniors

Friday, August 20, 7:30 p.m. – Beethoven’s Ninth

Mohawk College, McIntyre Theatre, 135 Fennell Ave. W. (at West 5th), Hamilton

Leslie Fagan, soprano |Lauren Segal, mezzo soprano

Michael Colvin, tenor | Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone

Arcady Singers | Brott Festival Choir

The international song of joy and brotherhood rings out in all its grandeur as Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony closes the festival with its stirring Ode to Joy chorus. Triumph of the Spirit by Srul Irving Glick is the perfect companion piece to Beethoven’s inspirational message. $27 | $22 seniors | $10 students

Websites for Brott Music Festival Artists include:

Jonathan Crow:

Leslie Ann Bradley:

Michael Burgess :

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Denis Kozhukhin Wins Queen Elisabeth Competition Piano 2010

QEIMC Piano 2010 - the 12 laureates

Denis Kozhukhin (Russia) is the winner of the 16th edition of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition.


FIRST PRIZE [eur 25.000 - concerts]                                     SECOND PRIZE [eur 20.000 - concerts]                      
Queen Elisabeth International Grand Prize                      Prize of the Belgian Federal Government                  
Queen Fabiola Prize                                                                Arthur De Greef Prize                                         
 Denis Kozhukhin Evgeni Bozhanov                        

THIRD PRIZE [eur 17.000 - concerts]                          FOURTH PRIZE [eur 12.500 - concerts]                 
Count de Launoit Prize                                                           Prize of the German-speaking Community
 Hannes Minnaar Yury Favorin                               

FIFTH PRIZE [eur 10.000 - concerts]                           SIXTH PRIZE [eur 7.000 - concerts]
Brussels-Capital Region Prize                                                 City of Brussels Prize                                             
 Kim Tae-Hyung  Kim Da Sol                                

Unranked laureates [eur 4.000 - recital]                                                                                                                             
Sums donated by the National Lottery                             
 Claire Huangci  Kim Kyu Yeon                         
 Andrejs Osokins  Park Jong-Hai
 Takashi Sato Sunwoo Yekwon                         


A CD box set of the highlights of the Queen Elisabeth Piano Competition 2010 will be available as from 5 June 2010. Order your box set now on ! CD box sets of previous Competitions since 1996 are also for sale on this website.


Thanks to Belgacom, the semi-finals and finals were streamed live on our website. Video on demand of the performances will remain available until September 15th 2010. You can keep on enjoying them on our video-page !

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition
20, rue aux Laines, B-1000 Bruxelles
tel. 32/2/213 40 50 - fax 32/2/514 32 97


Friday, May 21, 2010

Violinist Julian Rachlin debuts with Los Angeles Philharmonic

LA Philharmonic Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier Leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Violinist Julian Rachlin at Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Concerts Mark Rachlin’s Walt Disney Concert Hall Debut

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, AT 8 PM


LA Phil Associate Conductor Lionel Bringuier leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and charismatic violinist Julian Rachlin in three performances of Jean Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, Friday, May 28, at 8 p.m., as well as Saturday and Sunday, May 29 and 30, at 2 p.m. All three dates also feature Igor Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (1919 version), and the Saturday and Sunday program includes Henri Dutilleux’s Métaboles. The concerts mark Rachlin’s Walt Disney Concert Hall debut. Friday’s concert is part of the LA Phil’s Casual Fridays series.

All three concerts open with Sibelius’ Violin Concerto, his only concerto, though his contribution to the genre counts as among the most musically satisfying examples in the repertory. The concerto also marks a turning point in the composer’s career as a work of fantasy and farewell, giving in to his dream to become a violin virtuoso and the acknowledgement that it would never happen.

Next on the Saturday and Sunday program, after intermission, is Dutilleux’s Métaboles. The noted obsessive perfectionist composer paid painstaking attention to each of his compositions, perhaps the reason his catalogue of works is so modest despite the fact that he continues to create into his 90s. Métaboles was written for the Cleveland Orchestra and George Szell over a span of five years and represents the composer’s search for a new kind of internal logic and musical form.

All three concerts close with Stravinsky’s Suite from The Firebird. The young, relatively unknown (at the time) composer was chosen by ballet impresario Sergei Diaghilev to create the score for his Ballets Russes, and The Firebird was the first production by the emerging ballet company to feature an entirely new score. Stravinsky remained fond of the music and created three different concert versions that he conducted himself – with the most popular, introduced in 1919, presented in these LA Phil concerts.

Lionel Bringuier continues as LA Phil Associate Conductor and as Chef associé of the Orchestre de Bretagne, and began his tenure as Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Castilla y León in Valladolid, Spain in the 2009/10 season. Despite his youth, the 23-year-old has been acclaimed for the maturity of his conducting and has been called a natural communicator. Bringuier recently stepped in for LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel when he injured himself mid-concert.

Though making his Walt Disney Concert Hall debut, Julian Rachlin has performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic frequently, most recently at the Hollywood Bowl in 2008. He has also performed with most of the world’s leading orchestras and conductors and has been praised for his powerful and refreshing interpretations.

The Friday, May 28 performance is part of the LA Phil’s 2009/10 Casual Fridays series. The series encourages audiences and orchestra members to attend in comfortable attire. These programs feature free post-concert activities for all ticket-holders to enjoy including aTalkBack discussion with musicians held on stage after the performance and a chance to mingle with members of the orchestra in the Concert Hall Café.

Each concert is preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.

For full artist biographies, please visit:

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations 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 concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010, AT 8 PM (Casual Fridays)

SATURDAY, MAY 29, 2010, AT 2 PM

SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2010, AT 2 PM


111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles




SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

DUTILLEUX Métaboles (except Friday)

STRAVINSKY Firebird Suite (1919 version)

Each concert is preceded by Upbeat Live discussions which are free to ticket-holders, and occur in BP Hall one hour prior to the performances. Alan Chapman, KUSC-FM radio host, composer-lyricist and pianist, hosts.

Tickets ($42 - $160) are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, online at, or via credit card by phone at 323.850.2000. When available, choral bench seats ($17) will be released for sale to selected Philharmonic, Colburn Celebrity Series, and Baroque Variations performances beginning at noon on the Tuesday of the second week prior to the concert. 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 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For information, please call 323.850.2000.

Here are three video clips of the violinist, Rachlin and Friends, about his annual festival in Dubrovnik. Each year, leading soloists under the leadership of Rachlin gather in this beautiful seaside resort city for fourteen days of beautiful chamber music. This video magazine is available in three parts for view on Youtube: