LA Phil’s 2014-15 season: world premieres, multimedia, partnerships

Posted on: February 11, 2014

“The musical lineup will be characteristically ambitious and wide-ranging for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2014-15 season, which is being announced Tuesday,” writes Reed Johnson in Tuesday’s (2/11) Los Angeles Times. Emerging composers featured during the season include “Bryce Dessner, best known as a guitarist for the band the National, and Christopher Cerrone, whose opera ‘Invisible Cities’ was produced last fall at Union Station by the Industry. Altogether it will yield 10 commissions, eight world premieres and five U.S. premieres.… Multimedia elements … will be [at the center of] a new Friday evening series named ‘in/SIGHT’ [which launches with] a performance of Berlioz’s ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ conducted by Esa-Pekka Salonen, with video by Refik Anadol.… Disney Hall will host the U.S. premiere of Unsuk Chin’s opera ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ with video by Netia Jones…. Another new Phil initiative, ‘Next On Grand: Contemporary Americans,’ … is built around projects linking the orchestra … to its Grand Avenue arts corridor neighbors. Among the offerings will be composer David T. Little and librettist Royce Vavrek’s opera ‘Dog Days,’ … [and] a new LA Phil/Music Center co-commission of ‘Available Light,’ with music by John Adams, set design by Frank Gehry and choreography by Lucinda Childs.”

Posted February 11, 2014

Photo of Los Angeles Philharmonic by Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times