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beethoven's emperor

  • John Harbison Gli accordi più usati (“The Most Often Used Chords”) listen
  • Dvořák Serenade in E major for Strings, Op. 22 listen
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor” listen


Romp through scales and chords with Harbison’s “charming spoof of pedantic rudimentary musical instructions.” (The New York Times) Commissioned by LACO in 1993, it is “full of cheeky fun-some parts…and a few places that make you laugh.” (The Boston Globe) Jon Kimura Parker adventurer both in music and in life, brings his powerful playing to the “Emperor” Concerto, the final and grandest of Beethoven’s five piano concertos. A glorious vehicle for the talents of our LACO musicians, the lyrical and tuneful Dvořák adds to the joy of the program.

Jon Kimura Parker “displayed flawless techniques and overactive fingers in the fast movements…[he] gave a sensitive reading of the score and produced a poetic undulating realm that was both rich and subtle in colour and texture.” (Scena)

part of the orchestral series
mini series: concertos of the romantic era
mini series: living composers
mini series: famous piano concertos

special note

Interested in Beethoven’s Emperor? Visit LACO’s online store on amazon.com to find CDs and books that relate to this concert.

read the Program Notes

pre-concert program

Concert Preludes are fun, informative and free to all ticket holders.

Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre to hear Jon Kimura Parker discuss the “Emperor” Concerto and to gain insight into this magnificent work.

venue note

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box office info

Call Jacquie or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from noon to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.

tickets

Full series subscription prices: A – $672; B – $574; C – $315; C* – $287; D – $119 *Section C seats discounted to $287 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

Flex series subscription prices: A – $97; B – $82; C – $47; C* – $41; D – $17 *Section C seats discounted to $41 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

Single tickets: A – $100; B – $85; C – $50; C* – $42; D – $18 *Section C seats discounted to $42 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

For information or to purchase tickets, call Jacquie or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.

Program and artists subject to change.

  • KPCC
  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

  • Jon Kimura Parker Jon Kimura Parker

    photo Jerry Beznos

These concerts are sponsored by Ann Moore Mulally and James Mulally.

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