Minimalist Jukebox Festival Spins a Multitude of Minimal Composers
7th April 2014
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's
Minimalist Jukebox Festival presents a number of premieres, namely of Michael Gordon, Missy Mazzoli, and Terry Riley. Minimalist Jukebox is a stellar platform that brings together major canonic works beside outstanding newcomers on the minimalist scene. "Think of the Minimalist Jukebox festival…as a Mojave roadside diner where the menu changes constantly and there's always some unexpected disc spinning hypnotically on the turntable.": — The festival displays a rich range of Minimalist performances from March through May. Performances are held at Disney Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, with partner satellite concerts around Los Angeles. The following events highlight some of the best this exciting festival offers: Los Angeles Times For a full list of performances and further information, please visit the LA Phil's A program with various works, including Green Umbrella: Maximum Minimalism (Tuesday, April 8) David Lang's and Missy Mazzoli's world premiere death speaks , performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Sinfonia (for Orbiting Spheres) The intrepid piano duo, the Labèque sisters, perform three informal 40-minute sets including Minimalist Dream House (Wednesday, April 9) and Four Movements 1+1 by Philip Glass and Riley's and The Bird of Paradise in Disney Hall's Colburn Celebrity Series. Persian Surgery Dervishes The US premiere of Gordon's Gordon, Riley, Adams (April 11, 12, 13) (inspired by a song by Cream) and the world premiere of Riley's organ concerto Sunshine of Your Love are performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the baton of composer John Adams. At the Royal Majestic The Los Angeles Philharmonic is joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale to perform Philip Glass' rumination on war and peace. Partner Presentations will include a performance by the Lyris and Calder Quartets of Glass' Glass: The Civil Wars – Rome Section (Thursday, April 17) Mad Rush and film-score Mishima in Santa Monica (April 5), Lang's with the Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall (April 6), Riley's the little match girl passion at The Hammer Museum (April 12), and the Areté Vocal Ensemble covering music by Riley, Glass, Lang among others at California Lutheran University (April 13). In C Minimalist Jukebox Festival or the links above.