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Golijov flunks on the Dude

A violin concerto by Osvaldo Golijov that was meant to be premiered by Leonidas Kavakos with Gustavo Dudamel won’t be ready in time for its scheduled outing on May 5. The LA Phil have replaced it with Dutilleux’s L’arbre des songes, which doesn’t get heard nearly as often as it deserves. No excuses from Good Golly Miss Molly. He just says he’s running late.

Worse, the LA Phil have had to cancel a second premiere the same month. Peter Lieberson has been too sick to finish his percussion concerto in time. He’ll be replaced by the overplayed Gorecki third symphony. That’s more of a cop-out. But I guess the orch is reeling from two unforseen blows.

Press release follows

 

 

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The repertoire for two of the LA Phil’s Brahms Unbound concerts, led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, has been changed.

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Osvaldo Golijov’s Violin Concerto, scheduled for its world premiere performances May 5 – 8, will be replaced with Dutilleux’s L’arbre des songes. Osvaldo Golijov regrets being unable to complete the concerto in time for these performances. The world premiere will be rescheduled for a future date. The scheduled soloist, Leonidas Kavakos, will perform the work by Dutilleux. The complete program is as follows:

 

Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 6, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 7, 2011 (Santa Barbara)

Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 2 p.m.

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Leonidas Kavakos, violin

BRAHMS Academic Festival Overture

DUTILLEUX L’arbre des songes, Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

 

Peter Lieberson’s Percussion Concerto, scheduled for its world premiere performances May 26, 28 & 29, will be replaced with Gorecki’s Symphony No. 3. Peter Lieberson regrets that due to ongoing health issues he is unable to complete the concerto in time for these performances. The world premiere will be rescheduled for a future date. Percussion soloist Pedro Carneiro will not perform.The complete program is as follows:

 

Thursday, May 26, 2011 at 8 p.m.

Friday, May 27, 2011 at 8 p.m. (Casual Fridays concert. Gorecki not performed.)

Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 2 p.m.

Sunday, May 29, 2011 at 2 p.m.

BRAHMS Symphony No. 3

GORECKI Symphony No. 3  

 

For further details or questions, call 323.850.2000 from 10am – 6pm daily, or visit LAPhil.com.

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  1. If they’re stuck for an opener, I have a terrific piece called Brahms Begins the Day, commissioned by the NSO of Ireland, which is an introduction to Brahms 1st Symphony, and ends the bar before Brahms 1 starts. Shameless self-promotion, I know, but I don’t have an agent to be shameless for me.

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