sat oct 17 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre
sun oct 18 @ 7 pm Royce Hall
Jeffrey Kahane conductor
Richard Goode piano
Wade Culbreath marimba
TIMO ANDRES Word of Mouth (West Coast premiere)
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
EMMANUEL SÉJOURNÉ Concerto for Marimba and Strings
HAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G major
What a resume! LACO principal Wade Culbreath has played on nearly 400 soundtracks for the motion picture studios, including the Academy Award-winning scores for Aladdin, Pocahontas and Life of Pi. More recently, he was principal percussion for Frozen and Transformers, and the timpanist for A Millions Ways to Die in the West.
In Mozart to Marimba, Wade takes the stage with LACO as the soloist in a rare composition by Emmanuel Séjourné that showcases the unique qualities of the marimba and unites the instrument with the strings in one accessible and pleasing language. Wade describes how he first heard the piece, “[It] caught my ear a few years ago when a couple of colleagues recommended it to me. The thing about this piece that really appeals to me is [that] it’s based on flamenco music, and I was fortunate enough to hear some authentic flamenco in Madrid when I was on tour there years ago.”
We stopped by Wade’s studio to catch him in action. Watch our interview with Wade and take a sneak peek at Séjourné’s Marimba Concerto.
The first concerto on the program, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, features Richard Goode who is known for the “wondrous subtleties” and “ethereal passage work” (Los Angeles Times) of his interpretation of Mozart and his “staggering virtuosity and musical insight” (The Times of London). Judging by the praise Goode consistently receives in the press, this will be an evening to remember.
Learn more about the concert and purchase tickets at laco.org. Or, call Maddy and Carrie at 213 622 7001 x 1.
Tickets start at $27
Discounts available for groups, seniors and students.