FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 1996
Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6610
Fax: (323) 343-6423
LOS ANGELES AREA PERFORMANCE
AT LUCKMAN THEATRE MARCH 23
With conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont, this leading
will feature Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals narrated
by actress Claire Bloom
The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, with conductor and
pianist Philippe Entremont, makes a rare Los Angeles area performance
at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre on Saturday, March
23 at 8 p.m.
One of the world's leading chamber orchestras, the Netherlands
Chamber Orchestra will perform selections from Brahms, Roussel
and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, narrated by actress
acclaimed Claire Bloom.
After giving its first concerts at the 1955 Holland Festival,
the orchestra appeared at the Edinburgh Festival later that same
year. It has since made concert tours to many countries including
the United States, Australia, Japan, Canada and Latin America,
in addition to appearing throughout Europe. In 1980, the Netherlands
Chamber Orchestra was the first Dutch orchestra to perform in
the People's Republic of China.
In January 1993, noted pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont,
Lifetime Music Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, was named
Principal Conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Entremont
is internationally renowned as an artist of remarkable technique
and style at the keyboard and on the podium. In early 1993 he
led the ensemble on a seventeen-city United States tour, including
engagements at Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington,
D.C. Guest conducting engagements included appearances with the
symphonies of Houston, New Orleans and Milwaukee.
In June of that year, he returned to the New York Philharmonic
as the piano soloist for Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety"
(Symphony No. 2) with Leonard Slatkin conducting, as part of the
orchestra's 150th anniversary season celebration. Entremont gave
the world premiere of the final version of the work under the
baton of Bernstein.
Entremont's recordings are numerous and include a four-disc set
of the complete Mozart piano sonatas on the Pro Arte label and
five Haydn symphonies on the Harmonia Mundi label.
Actress Claire Bloom, who has received recognition for
stage, television and movie roles in the United States and Great
Britain, will narrate Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals
as a featured portion of the evening's program.
Luckman Theatre, part of the Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine
Arts Complex, is noted for its integrity in bringing innovative
dance, music and theatre to Southern California.
Located at the junction of the I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710
(Long Beach) freeways on the California State University, Los
Angeles campus, Luckman's striking red brick structures house
one of the newest performing arts theatres and fine arts galleries
in Los Angeles. The fine arts gallery -- free to the public --
is open one hour prior to each theatre performance and Monday
through Thursday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For theatre
and ticket information call (323) 343-6610.
WHO & WHAT:
Luckman Fine Arts Complex presents The
Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, featuring Saint-Saens' Carnival of the
Animals, narrated by actress Claire Bloom, in their rare
Los Angeles area appearance.
Luckman Theatre at Cal State L.A. Junction of the
I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways.
Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.
TICKETS: $35/$40 for general; $12 for students & seniors
over 65; group and series prices available. Call (323) 343-6610.
Luckman information -- (323) 343-6610.