LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE WRAPS SEASON WITH “SONIC MASTERWORKS,” FEATURING A CAPPELLA WORKS SPANNING SIX CENTURIES, CONDUCTED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GRANT GERSHON, ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ERIC WHITACRE IN LAMC CONDUCTING DEBUT, AND ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR LESLEY LEIGHTON, Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall

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LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
WRAPS SEASON WITH “SONIC MASTERWORKS,”
FEATURING A CAPPELLA WORKS SPANNING SIX CENTURIES,
CONDUCTED BY ARTISTIC DIRECTOR GRANT GERSHON,
ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE ERIC WHITACRE IN LAMC CONDUCTING DEBUT,
AND ASSOCIATE CONDUCTOR LESLEY LEIGHTON

 

Program Includes Chorus’s First-Ever Performance of Allegri’s Miserere,
Tribute to Stucky, as well as Works by Ligeti, Lotti, Abbie Betinis, Sydney Guillaume,
Anders Hillborg, Moses Hogan, Javier Zentner, Sydney Guillaume and
Iconic Electronic Band Depeche Mode

(Los Angeles) May 4, 2016 — The Los Angeles Master Chorale (LAMC) concludes its 2015-16 season with “Sonic Masterworks,” an aural tapestry of a cappella works from around the globe spanning six centuries, with conducting duties shared by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, Associate Conductor Lesley Leighton and newly appointed Artist-in-Residence Eric Whitacre, in his LAMC conducting debut, on Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Gershon conducts the Chorale’s first-ever performance of Allegri’s revered Miserere, composed around 1630 during the reign of Pope Urban VIII; Italian Baroque composer Lotti’s Crucifixus; Ligeti’s Lux Aeterna, made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s film 2001: A Space Odyssey; and Abbie Betinis’ Envoi, simulating the sounds of a mass migration of butterflies.  He also leads Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume’s Au-delà du chagrin; Argentine composer Javier Zentner’s Mi lumia; and the spiritual Elijah Rock by Hogan.  In tribute to Steven Stucky, who passed away in February, Leighton conducts the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer’s Three New Motets.  Whitacre leads his own arrangement of the iconic electronic band Depeche Mode’s anthem Enjoy the Silence and acclaimed Swedish composer Anders Hillborg’s Mouayiyoum, evoking the surreal beauty of the Aurora Borealis in the Scandinavian winter sky.

“This concert is pure ear candy,” states Gershon.  “These are sonically overwhelming pieces that have long been on my radar and will bring out the complex and kaleidoscopic sonorities of the LA Master Chorale’s versatile voices.”

Tickets range from $29 – $129.  Group rates are available.  For tickets and information, please call (213) 972-7282, or visit www.lamc.org.  Tickets can also be purchased in person in advance at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office (Mon-Sat, 10 am-6 pm) and at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office on concert days starting 2 hours prior to the performance.  The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 111 South Grand Avenue at First Street in downtown Los Angeles.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Sonic Masterworks

Grant Gershon, conductor
Lesley Leighton, associate conductor
Eric Whitacre, artist-in-residence/guest conductor

WHEN:
Sunday, June 5, 2016, 7 pm
(ListenUp! Pre-concert Talk, one-hour prior to performances)

WHERE:
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

PROGRAM:
ANTONIO LOTTI                Crucifixus
GREGORIO ALLEGRI             Miserere
ABBIE BETINIS             Envoi
GYÖRGY LIGETI              Lux Aeterna
STEVEN STUCKY             Three New Motets
Lesley Leighton, associate conductor
DEPECHE MODE (Martin Gore)        Enjoy the Silence (arr. Eric Whitacre)
Eric Whitacre, guest conductor
ANDERS HILLBORG            Muoayiyoum
Eric Whitacre, guest conductor
SYDNEY GUILLAUME            Au-delà du chagrin
JAVIER ZENTNER            Mi lumia
MOSES HOGAN            Elijah Rock

TICKETS/INFORMATION:
$29 – $129
213-972-7282
www.lamc.org
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05/04/16

 

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