- Dvořák Nocturne in B major, Op. 40 listen
- Britten Les illuminations listen
- Britten Now sleeps the crimson petal listen
- Beethoven Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica
Jim Morrison shared a unique creative idol with Benjamin Britten: the infamous French poet Arthur Rimbaud. In Britten’s evocative Les illuminations, Karina Gauvin brings the luscious words of Rimbaud to vivid life, demonstrating the passion France’s enfant terrible still inspires. This night of sweeping imagery also showcases Gauvin’s “warmly supple soprano” (The Times, London) in Britten’s interpretation of Tennyson’s Now sleeps the crimson petal.
Bookended by a Dvořák orchestral gem and Beethoven’s dramatic “Eroica” Symphony, the landmark work that ushered in the Romantic period, the program beckons you to surrender to an evening of passion and reflection.
“One of the dream sopranos of our time,” (Toronto Globe and Mail) Karina Gauvin’s voice is “a late autumn sun glinting through a crystal-clear stream.” (Kansas City Star)
part of the
mini series: delight in mozart, beethoven and tchaikovsky
mini series: relive greatest hits
The concert is part of the nationwide Mutual Inspirations Festival presented by the Embassy of the Czech Republic in honor of the 170 birthday of composer Antonin Dvořák and the international Daniel Pearl World Music Days.
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Concert Preludes are fun, informative and free to all ticket holders.
Join us one hour before the concert. Jeffrey Kahane reflects on the evening’s works and shares his personal discoveries in each piece.
Looking for a good place to eat near your theatre?
When attending a concert at Royce Hall, try some of the great Westwood restaurants.
If your concert is at the Alex, dine at one of Glendale’s restaurants near the theatre.
box office info
Call Megan or Nicole in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from noon to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.
Full series subscription prices: A – $693; B – $588; C* – $329; D – $143.50
(*Section C seats discounted to $294 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)
Flex series subscription prices: A – $100; B – $86; C* – $49; D – $22
(*Section C seats discounted to $44 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)
Single tickets: A – $105; B – $88; C* – $52; D – $24
(*Section C seats discounted to $47 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)
For information or to purchase tickets, call Megan or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.
Program and artists subject to change.
- KUSC 91.5 fm Sunday, 14 Oct 2012, 4:00 pm