PREVIEW UPDATE: Carpenter’s pre-concert recital program announced

By Robert D. Thomas
Music Critic
Pasadena Star-News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune/Whittier Daily News
Los Angeles Newspaper Group

If you needed another reason to attend this weekend’s concerts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Phil has announced the pieces that organist Cameron Carpenter will play in recitals prior to the concerts. They will take place at 6:45 p.m. in the main auditorium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 12:45 p.m. on Sunday, which represents a change in both time and location from the usual “Upbeat Live” lectures.

The program will be:
Bach: Trio Sonata No. 3 in D Minor
Gershwin/Carpenter: Love Walked In
Messiaen: Dieu Parmi Nous (God Among us), the final movement of Messiaen’s massive 1935 opus, La Nativité du Seigneur (The Nativity of our Lord)

These recitals will certainly show off Carpenter’s artistry and the instrument’s versatility. Be prepared to be pinned to your seats by the final piece!

You can follow the thread of my articles on these concerts HERE.

Concert information from the LAPO Web site is HERE:

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