Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Center for the Arts in Jackson hosts simulcasts of Gustavo Dudamel and L.A. Philharmonic

From a press release:

The Center For The Arts is proud to announce its first High Definition SIMULCAST event in partnership with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and National Cinema Media / Fathom.

LA Phil LIVE is an immersive sight and sound experience, featuring full concert performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic led by its dynamic music director Gustavo Dudamel (shown in photo), broadcast live from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.

During this LIVE broadcast, Dudamel leads a program of passionate, vigorous music by three different composers, each of whom expresses that passion in a highly individual style. The highlight is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – his ebullient, life-affirming symphony that achieved instant popular acclaim lasting to this day. Also featured is the Stravinsky-inspired “Slonimsky’s Earbox” written by acclaimed American composer John Adams (“Nixon in China”), and Leonard Bernstein’s powerful First Symphony, “Jeremiah,” a profoundly personal account of the Book of Lamentations.

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

ADAMS: Slonimsky’s Earbox
BERNSTEIN: Symphony No. 1, “Jeremiah”
BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7

Attendees will experience up-close and dramatic views of Dudamel and the orchestra in action, captured with multiple HD cameras and in thrilling 5.1 surround sound. The broadcast will transport audiences behind the music for an exclusive “backstage pass” look at the LA Phil – including interviews with Dudamel, world-renowned guest soloists, and the Orchestra's musicians.

In addition to this event, The LA Phil LIVE series consists of two more exciting in-theatre events in 2011. Each event takes place Live on Sunday afternoons at 3PM

Sunday, January 9th - Dudamel conducts Beethoven
Sunday, March 13th - Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky
Sunday, June 5th - Dudamel conducts Brahms

LA Philharmonic Web site at
Center for The Arts Web site at

FMI: Clare Payne Symmons, Executive Director, Center for the Arts,,
(307) 734-8956