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Gubaidulina Presentation in Los Angeles

Gubadulina festival

From 15 until 22 May 2011, the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre and the Los Angeles Philharmonic are organising a Gubaidulina Festival with a large selection of works by the Russian composer Sofia Gubaidulina, who will celebrate her 80th birthday in October.

One of the climaxes of this event in Los Angeles will be the American premiere of the percussion concerto "Glorious Percussion," given by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the ensemble "Glorious Percussion" (directed by Gustavo Dudamel) on 19 May at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

After a three-day preliminary run at the CalArts Institute, the actual festival programme will begin on 15 June 2011 with two concerts at the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theatre. Here is an overview of the complete programme:

15 May 2011
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater , 3 PM
Film: “The Cat Who Walked by Herself”
”Musical Toys”. Fourteen piano pieces for children
”Dots, Lines, & Zig Zags” for bass clarinet and piano

15 May 2011
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, 7 PM
”In the Beginning There Was Rhythm” for 7 percussionists
”Duo Sonata” for 2 Bassoons
”Quaternion” for cello quartet
”Dancer on a Tightrope” for violin and piano
Concerto for Bassoon and Low Strings

16 May 2011
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, 8.30 PM
”Quasi Hoquetus” for viola, bassoon, piano
”Repentence” for 3 guitars, violoncello, and double bass
”Witty Waltzing in the Style of Johann Strauss” for piano and string quintet
”From the Visions of Hildegard von Bingen” for alto singer
”Meditation über den Bach-Choral ‘Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit’” for harpsichord, two violins, viola, violoncello and contrabass
”Ein Engel” for alto and double bass
”Impromptu” for flute, violin and strings

17 May 2011
Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, 8.30 PM
”Introitus”. Concerto for piano and chamber orchestra
”Detto II” for violoncello and 13 instruments
”Offertorium”. Concerto for violin and orchestra

18 May 2011
Wild Beast / CalArts, 6 PM
“Chaconne“ for piano
“Quattro“ for two trumpets and two trombones
”Transformation“ für trombone, saxophone quartet, violoncello, double bass and tam-tam

19 May 2011
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 8 PM
US-american premiere
”Glorious Percussion“. Concerto for percussion ensemble and orchestra
Ensemble “Glorious Percussion“
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Direction: Gustavo Dudamel

Follow-up performances on 21 May at 8 PM and on 22 May at 2 PM


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