March 28, 2012
In 1913 Paris, the premiere of Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring caused an audience riot. The following year, after the work’s first concert-only performance, cheering Parisians carried Stravinsky through the streets. How will Los Angeles react to the Sound Investment commission by young Brooklyn-based composer Timothy Andres in March 2012?
“Andres is unquestionably a distinctive talent, with a fine teasing ear for texture and harmony,” declares The Guardian. An accomplished pianist, Andres also joins LACO for “a new completion of the “Coronation” Concerto, in which he has replaced entirely Mozart’s sketches for the left-hand part. “I approached the piece…as a sprawling playground for pianistic invention and virtuosity, taking cues from the composer-pianist tradition Mozart helped crystallize.”
Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 brings this scintillating concert to a close–a reminder that the ground-breaking works of today are the beloved masterpieces of tomorrow.
check out the reviews!
Music Critic Mark Swed, of the Los Angeles Times, review of refracted
CK Dexter Haven’s review on All is Yar
Marc Porter Zasada, Executive Editor of L.A. Opening Nights refracted review
LACO Refracts a Mozart Concerto with Timothy Andres review by LA Opus Rodney Punt