Here is an opportunity to listen to a much newer work for violin and orchestra:
John Adams conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Where: Walt Disney Concert Hall,
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA
When: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
Los Angeles Philharmonic
John Adams, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
RESPIGHI: The Fountains of Rome
RESPIGHI: The Pines of Rome
JOHN ADAMS: Scheherazade.2
ABOUT THIS PERFORMANCE:
John Adams conducts his latest collaboration with Leila Josefowicz, one of the world’s great champions of new music for the violin.
“I find Leila a perfect embodiment of that kind of empowered strength and energy that a modern Scheherazade would possess,” the composer says.
It’s always a special occasion when John Adams conducts one of his latest compositions, especially a collaboration with the world’s leading proponent of new music for the violin, Leila Josefowicz. This huge “Symphony for Violin and Orchestra,” which takes off from Rimsky-Korsakov’s popular classic of musical story telling, received rave reviews in its New York premiere.