28 May 2015
For Next on Grand, Gustavo Dudamel conducts LA Phil in world premieres by contemporary Americans
“Gustavo Dudamel brings his 2014/15 season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to a close leading new works by contemporary American composers as part of Next on Grand.
Gustavo Dudamel brings his 2014/15 season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to a close leading new works by contemporary American composers as part of Next on Grand. On May 28 & 30, the LA Phil Music Director & Artistic Director leads the world premieres of Stop Motion by Andrew Norman, Quilting by Bryce Dessner, and Philip Glass's Concerto for Two Pianos, featuring pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque. The concerts also include Tristan Perich's Interface as well as the West Coast premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw's Partita for 8 Voices.
On May 29 and 31, Gustavo and the LA Phil give the world premiere of Steve Mackey's Mnemosyne's Pool. On May 29, Mackey's new orchestral work is followed by Steve Reich’s three-act video opera Three Tales, conducted by Brad Lubman and created in tandem with visual artist Beryl Korot and combining projections with live performers. The May 31 performance features the oratorio Shelter, conducted by Brad Lubman, for three sopranos and Ensemble Signal with video, a collaboration by Bang on a Can co-founders Julia Wolfe, David Lang and Michael Gordon.