Oct 23 - 24
Singing the Cello Electric: Johannes Moser, Gustavo Dudamel, Los Angeles Philharmonic
Let’s hear it for “More power to the cello!” The L.A. Philharmonic and its dynamic director arrive in town and play an exciting contemporary program: Enrico Chapela’s Concerto for Electric Cello, John Adams’ Tromba lontana, and one of the most melodic of mid-20th-century symphonies, Prokofiev’s 5th. Johannes Moser will be plugging in his instrument for the Mexico City native’s concerto. Chapela has earned recognition for a lively piece describing a soccer match, with the conductor “playing” a referee’s whistle. So expect some sparks.
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Jeff Dunn is a freelance critic with a B.A. in music and a Ph.D. in geologic education. A composer of piano and vocal music, he is a member of the National Association of Composers, USA, a former president of Composers, Inc., and has served on the Board of New Music Bay Area. A photomontage enthusiast, he illustrates his own reviews.