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LA Phil and Pacific Symphony both announce 2012/2013 seasons

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced their 2012/2013 season today.  Details can be found HERE.  I haven’t had the time to peruse it in detail yet, so the bulk of my commentary is forthcoming.  I did notice that the first subscription concerts for the season include:

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Ravel Pavane pour une infante défunte 
Stucky new work (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
Stravinsky Le sacre du printemps

That’s a really good freakin’ start.  Where’s the “LIKE” button on their calendar?

Meanwhile, their orchestral brethren down in Orange County — the Pacific Symphony — also announced their 2012/2013 season.  The highlight for me is (drum-roll please):  Le sacre du printemps.  

YES!!!!!

Tim Mangan’s article in the Orange County Register is HERE, and the accompanying slideshow with more detail is HERE.  As with the LA Phil’s season announcement, more commentary on the Pacfic Symphony’s season will be forthcoming.

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2 thoughts on “LA Phil and Pacific Symphony both announce 2012/2013 seasons

    • It’s actually been a while since the LA Phil performed it — January 2009. I think Rite of Spring is a masterpiece which wouldn’t be inappropriate showing up every year (the way Beethoven’s 5th or Mahler’s 5th does). Plus, it’s a lot tougher for an orchestra to coast through Rite than, say, Beethoven’s 5th — so the performances are almost always engaging in some way.

      That said, if you’re not a fan of the work, I understand. It’s kinda the way I feel whenever I see a Brahms symphony on the bill. “Again??!!!”

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