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LA PHIL’S CENTENNIAL SEASON’S NOON TO MIDNIGHT PROGRAMMING ANNOUNCED
The Los Angeles Philharmonic
 

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Noon to Midnight festival returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, Saturday, June 1, for a third year following two previous overwhelmingly successful installations. The day-long event, this season expanded to include artists from across the country, offers audiences the most forward-thinking ensembles with pop-up performances throughout the various spaces of the world-renowned venue. In addition to the varied new music offerings, the season-long Fluxus Festival, presented by the LA Phil in collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, culminates in a Noon to Midnight intervention and includes five performances curated by Christopher Rountree and directed by Annie Saunders.

The day begins at noon on the Walt Disney Concert Hall Stage with the Fluxus performance of David Lang’s crowd out, a collaborative work bringing together hundreds of trained and untrained vocalists from across the region. Inspired by a soccer match in London, where he heard thousands of untrained voices swell, crest, and recede – at times in unison, and at times in total contrast with one another, the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer wrote crowd out as a way of framing how one understands the excitement, fear, and the loneliness one feels in crowds. Choreographer Dimitri Chamblas directs and Lesley Leighton conducts as performers intermingle with the audience, slowly transforming the swirling babble and chatter into a stunningly orchestrated whirlwind of voices.

Throughout the remainder of the day, the concert hall stage hosts additional performances including: National Composers Intensive, featuring seven world premiere, LA Phil commissioned-works by emerging composers from across the country workshopped and performed by the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE); chamber choir The Crossing performing the LA Phil co-commissioned world premiere of Toivo Tulev’s I heard the voices of children; Grammy-winning, Chicago based ensemble Eighth Blackbird in a program that includes the LA Phil co-commission of Pamela Z’s Ways of Looking; Rountree’s experimental classical ensemble wild Up; another performance from ICE performing music by Ann Cleare and an LA Phil co-commission by George Lewis; new and experimental chamber music ensemble Dal Niente in a program that includes an LA Phil-commissioned world premiere work by Anthony Cheung; and Santa Monica-based Jacaranda Music performing world premieres – an LA Phil-co-commission by Thomas Kotcheff and an LA Phil-commission by Dylan Mattingly.

Also on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage will be the LA Phil New Music Group, led by LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams and featuring the Mivos Quartet in a program comprised of LA Phil-commissioned world premieres: Freya Waley-Cohen’s Changeling, Donnacha Dennehy’s Overcasting, Jeffrey Mumford’s …amid still and floating depths, and Christopher Stark’s Cascade.

Other indoor performances for guests to experience take place in BP Hall and include: the long running new music series Monday Evening Concerts with Philip Glass’ Glassworks; the L.A.-based Calder Quartet, Sō Percussion, the Lyris Quartet, Wasteland, a Fluxus performance of If You Will Forgive Me, an innovative take on John Cage’s Water Walk, and the Southland Ensemble led by John Adams.

Noon to Midnight attendees can explore musical experimentation outside of the venue as well, starting in the rooftop garden. Keck Amphitheatre offers four presentations, including two Fluxus performances: the USC Percussion Group with Felipe Walker’s Teguala; a Fluxus performance of La Monte Young’s Piano Piece for David Tudor No. 2; piano duo HOCKET playing John Cage’s Two²; and another Fluxus performance – Patterson’s Composition for Any Situation.

Adjacent to Keck Amphitheatre, the Blue Ribbon Garden hosts Michael Gordon’s Timber, played by percussion ensemble red fish blue fish; the Sakura Cello Quintet in a program that includes a Michael Kaufman arrangement of Thomas Adès’ “O Albion” from Arcadiana; and the Mivos Quartet.

This season’s Noon to Midnight makes use of the rooftop’s seldom used Carson Amphitheatre and surrounding staircases with a Fluxus performance conceived by Annie Saunders in response to La Monte Young’s Composition 1960 #5.

Additional outside offerings include long-time staff member Paul Gibson’s Fanfare for the LA Phil 100 and contemporary vocal chamber music group Accordant Commons held on the venue’s Grand Staircase. Another staircase performance will be Fanfares 1969, a group a fanfares commissioned by two former LA Phil brass members – the work premiered June 1, 1969 and celebrated the LA Phil’s 50th anniversary.

One of the final performances of the evening – David Robbins’ Ice Cream Social, a relational art piece that includes cake and ice cream for attendees – takes place on Grand Avenue.

The day of adventurous music will be accompanied by adventurous craft beer from throughout Southern California, including the LA Phil 100 IPA, brewed in collaboration with LA Ale Works and available from noon to 10PM in the Blue Ribbon Garden, and 8:30 – 11PM in BP Hall.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

SATURDAY, JUNE 1, 2019

Walt Disney Concert Hall

111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Noon to Midnight

NOON / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

FLUXUS: crowd out

Dimitri Chamblas, director

Lesley Leighton, conductor

David LANG crowd out (West Coast premiere)

12:15PM / GARDEN: KECK AMPHITHEATER

USC Percussion Group

Steve REICH Nagoya Marimbas

Ellen REID Fear-Release

Felipe WALKER Teguala

12:30PM / BP HALL

Monday Evening Concerts

Philip GLASS Glassworks

1PM / Blue Ribbon Garden

FLUXUS : Composition for Any Situation

PATTERSON Composition for Any Situation

1:15PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

National Composers Intensive

International Contemporary Ensemble

Camila AGOSTO Tybontoan (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Rohan CHANDER iamwhoami (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Jessie COX After-Were(I)ds: Mey(n)t/Meaning (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Salina FISHER Lumina (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Nicholas MORRISH y o k o b l t (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Kelley SHEEHAN From gathered leaves and flowers we build ourselves (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Nina SHEKHAR [redact] (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

1:15PM / GRAND AVENUE STAIRCASE

Brass Fanfares

Paul GIBSON Fanfare for the LA Phil 100 (world premiere)

Fanfares 1969

1:45PM / BP HALL

Calder Quartet

Anders HILLBORG Duo for cello and piano (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

Timo ANDRES Machine, Learning (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)

1:45PM / GARDEN: KECK AMPHITHEATER

FLUXUS: Piano Piece for David Tudor No. 2

La Monte YOUNG Piano Piece for David Tudor No. 2

2:30PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

The Crossing

Stratis MINAKAKIS Epigram 1

Tolvo TULEV I heard the voices of children (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

Gabriel JACKSON Rigwreck

2:30PM / GRAND AVENUE STAIRCASE

Accordant Commons

Chen-Hui JEN In Fading Colors of Autumn Hills

Fernanda Aoki NAVARRO H

Kari BESHARSE Palus

Leah REID Apple

3PM / BLUE RIBBON GARDEN

red fish blue fish

Michael GORDON Timber

3:45PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

Eighth Blackbird

David LANG Learn to Fly

Holly HARRISON Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup

Pamela Z Ways of Looking (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

4:15PM / BP HALL

Sō Percussion

Suzanna FARRIN a diamond in the square

Julia WOLFE Forbidden Love (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

4:30PM / GARDEN: KECK AMPHITHEATER

HOCKET

CAGE Two²

5PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

wild Up

Jessie MARINO Rot Blau

Andrew GREENWALD A Thing Made Whole (II) (world premiere)

Julianna BARWICK star luz black (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

5:30PM / BP HALL

Lyris Quartet

Sofia GUBAIDULINA String Quartet No. 2

Michelle LOU Lullaby (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Kaija SAARIAHO Terra Memoria

6:15PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

International Contemporary Ensemble

Ann CLEARE Teeth of Light, Tongues of Wolves (West Coast premiere)

George LEWIS Soundlines (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

6:30PM / CARSON AMPHITHEATER

FLUXUS: Composition 201969 #5

Improvisation, Meaningless Work, Natural Disasters

In response to La Monte Young Composition 1960 #5

7PM / BP HALL

WasteLAnd

Chaya CZERNOWIN Manoalchadia

Liza LIM Love Letter

Ann CLEARE unable to create an offscreen world

Katherine YOUNG Master of Disguises

8PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

LA PHIL NEW MUSIC GROUP

John Adams, conductor

Mivos String Quartet

Freya WALEY-COHEN Changeling (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Donnacha DENNEHY Overcasting (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Jeffrey MUMFORD …amid still and floating depths (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Christopher STARK Cascade (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

8PM / BLUE RIBBON GARDEN

SAKURA CELLO QUINTET

Thomas KOTCHEFF go in in in in & in

Anne WILSON Lament in Memory of Matthew Shepard

Derek DAVID Et in Bergamo Ego

Thomas ADÉS (arr. Michael Kaufman) “O Albion” from Arcadiana

9PM / BP HALL

FLUXUS: If You Will Forgive Me

CAGE Water Walk (Repetitions and Resets)

9:30PM / BLUE RIBBON GARDEN

Mivos Quartet

MAMLOK String Quartet No. 1

George LEWIS Playing with Seeds

9:45PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

Dal Niente

Igor SANTOS Two two

Mario DAVIDOVSKY Festino

Erin GEE Segment of the Fourth Letter

Anthony CHEUNG The Natural Word (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

10:15PM / BP HALL

Southland Ensemble

Anthony BRAXTON Ghost Music

11PM / WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL STAGE

Jacaranda Music

Thomas KOTCHEFF Octet (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

Sarah GIBSON tiny, tangled world

Dylan MATTINGLY Gravity and Grace (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

11PM / GRAND AVENUE

Ice Cream Social

David ROBBINS Ice Cream Social

ONGOING / GRAND AVENUE LOBBY

FLUXUS : Commitment Booth

Christopher ROUNTREE Commitment Booth / Commitment Anthology (for Hope)

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