Esa-Pekka Salonen, the composer/conductor who until recent years led the Los Angeles Philharmonic, brings to the Pacific shore the same Philharmonia Orchestra whose many recordings — ArkivMusic.com lists a mere 1,590! — with some of the greatest conductors of the latter 20th century who have achieved legendary status. In November, they tackle one of the undisputed masterpieces of that century, in a concert that includes two singers celebrated for their performances in this opera, Johan Reuter and Angela Denoke. If you still think that atonal music = unlistenable, wait until you hear how brilliantly Berg’s riveting score captures the dead-end decadence of modern life.
Jason Victor Serinus is a professional whistler and lecturer on opera and vocal recordings. He is editor of Psychoimmunity and the Healing Process: A Holistic Approach to Immunity & AIDS, and he has written about music for Opera News, Opera Now, American Record Guide, Stereophile, Carnegie Hall Playbill, Gramophone, AudioStream, San Francisco Magazine, Stanford Live, Bay Area Reporter, and other publications.
- Organization: Cal Performances
- Venue: Zellerbach Hall
- City: Berkeley
- Date: Sat November 10, 2012 7:00pm
- Price Range: $30-$150
- Tickets: 510.642.9988
Fri November 9, 2012 8:00pm
Sun November 11, 2012 3:00pm
- Wed June 5, 2013 (All day)