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mozart jupiter

April 18, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 18, 2015 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

Sunday, April 19, 2015 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Joshua Weilerstein, conductor
Narek Hakhnazaryan, cello

JOSEPH HALLMAN imagined landscapes: six Lovecraftian elsewheres
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 in A minor
MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, “Jupiter”

When last did you dream big—
really reach for the stars?

Mozart’s “Jupiter“—as its name suggests—is a colossal, forward-looking work, one that sagely prefigures the scope and emotional depth of Beethoven’s music and other early Romantic works. Containing both gravity and joy, it stretches the bounds of the classical symphonic form. To what other heights, we wonder, might Mozart have taken us had he lived beyond his 36 years?

Joshua Weilerstein, just 27, already has three seasons as assistant conductor with the New York Philharmonic under his belt. He opens the program with Joseph Hallman’s imagined landscapes: six Lovecraftian elsewhere and taps Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, who won the prestigious Tchaikovsky International Competition in 2011, for a concerto Saint-Saëns wrote at age 37.

“[Narek] Hakhnazaryan’s performance was nothing short of magnificent.” (San Francisco Chronicle)

“[Joshua Weilerstein] is one of the most promising podium presences of his generation.” (Los Angeles Times)

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part of the orchestral series

pre-concert program

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

Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre. Some Preludes feature LIVE performances of short chamber works. All provide interesting insights into the music and the artists.

venue note

Looking for a good place to eat near your theatre?

If your concert is at the Alex, dine at one of Glendale’s restaurants.

When attending a concert at Royce Hall, try some of the great Westwood restaurants.

box office info

Call Jerusha or Carrie in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, on concert Saturdays from noon to 4 pm and concert Sundays from noon until 3 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.


Single tickets start at $26.

To purchase a subscription, please call Jerusha or Carrie in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.

Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

photo Jesse Weiner

photo Jesse Weiner

photo Ruth Crafer

photo Ruth Crafer

The Royce Hall Concert is sponsored by Gene Shutler.

Joshua Weilerstein at the Alex Theatre is sponsored by Evelyn & Stephen Block, Leslie Lassiter, Raulee Marcus and Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting.


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April 18, 2015
8:00 pm
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Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203 United States
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818 243 7700 x 218