Thursday, March 3, 2011

LA Phil LIVE on March 13, 2011 plays Shakespeare-inspired Tchaikovsky

Notice from the Los Angeles Philharmonic regarding an all-Shakespeare-inspired concert to be broadcast live nationwide on March 13, 2011:
LA Phil LIVE - Dudamel conducts TchaikovskySunday, March 13, 2011 (5PM ET / 2PM PT)Expected Running Time:  2 hours, 30 minutes 
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, broadcast live from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles.
This all-Tchaikovsky program features his three Overture-Fantasies inspired by Shakespeare plays – Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest. Preceding each of these powerful symphonic poems are selections from the Bard’s immortal works performed by the cast of actors (Orlando Bloom as Romeo, Malcolm McDowell as Prospero, and Matthew Rhys as Hamlet). Kate Burton, the prolific Tony-nominated stage and screen actress and daughter of the late Richard Burton, directs this all-star cast and also serves as host for the LA Phil LIVE broadcast.
Los Angeles PhilharmonicGustavo Dudamel, conductorTCHAIKOVSKY:Romeo and JulietHamletThe Tempest
In-theatre audiences will experience up-close and dramatic views of Dudamel and the orchestra in action, captured with multiple 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.

The event will be broadcast to several Michigan sites including theaters in Ann Arbor, Walled Lake, Livonia, Lansing, Saginaw and Grand Rapids.

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