LA Phil’s second movie-theater simulcast set for this Sunday

Posted on: March 11, 2011

The Los Angeles Philharmonic will transmit its March 13 all-Tchaikovsky concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall to movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada, the second of three “LA Phil LIVE” theater simulcasts planned this season. Music Director Gustavo Dudamel will lead the orchestra in three works inspired by Shakespeare plays: Hamlet, The Tempest, and Romeo and Juliet. Each piece will be preceded by a reading from one of the Shakespeare plays, featuring actors Orlando Bloom (Romeo), Anika Noni Rose (Juliet), Malcolm McDowell (Prospero), and Matthew Rhys (Hamlet); actor Kate Burton hosts the live broadcast and serves as stage director. The orchestra’s first LA Phil LIVE simulcast—a program of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7, Leonard Bernstein’s Symphony No. 1, and John Adams’s Slonimsky’s Earbox—took place on January 9. The final simulcast this season is set for June 5, an all-Brahms concert of the Fourth Symphony and the Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Orchestra, featuring Capuçon brothers Renaud (violin) and Gautier (cello) as soloists.

Posted March 11, 2011