By Robert D. Thomas
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily
If you bought tickets expecting to see Gustavo Dudamel
conduct Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto, Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 in May, you’re
out of luck. With no explanation other that the new choices dovetail with the
Phil’s May production of Mozart’s Don
Giovanni, the following concerts have had their programs altered:
May 10 and 12:
The Grieg and Sibelius have been exchanged for Mozart’s Adagio and Fugue, K. 546 and Posthorn
Serenade, K. 320. As previously
scheduled, Russian violinist Alina Pogostkina will make her LA Phil debut with Distant Light by Latvian composer
Peteris Vasks, which is a concerto for violin and string orchestra.
May 25 and 27: The
Tchaikovsky (which had always been listed with a TBD soloist) and Sibelius have
been jettisoned for Mozart’s Adagio and
Fugue; Exsultate, Jubilate, with
soprano Kiera Duffy as soloist; and the Posthorn
Serenade. Friday is a “Casual Friday” concert so the Adagio and Fugue will be omitted.
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