Dudamel Conducts Ravel
Walt Disney Concert Hall
Thursday May 14th, 8:00 PM
Friday May 15th, 8:00 PM
Saturday May 16th, 8:00 PM
Sunday May 17th, 2:00 PM
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Gerald Finley, baritone
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
RAVEL: Le tombeau de Couperin
SAARIAHO: True Fire (new work for Baritone and Orchestra) (world premiere, LAPA commission)
RAVEL: Concerto for the Left Hand
RAVEL: Boléro sur un thème de Charles Racquet
About This Performance
Ravel’s Concerto for the Left Hand was written for the Austrian pianist Paul Wittgenstein, who had lost his right arm in World War I. Ravel composed it after a four-month concert tour of North American, in which he met George Gershwin and attended a jazz concert in Harlem, increasing his admiration for the American idiom, which influenced aspects of the concerto.
Come for: Three Ravel hits in one evening, with special guest Jean-Yves Thibaudet.
And more: A major premiere for baritone and orchestra by one of the world’s top composers, featuring the leading baritone of his generation, Gerald Finley.
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