Los Angeles Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres Tickets

The LA Philharmonic gained prominence as America’s first major orchestra to introduce the stock Minimalism with its unprecedented and acclaimed Minimalist Jukebox festival of 2006. This festival marked the most significant of contributions to classical music alongside being the one greatest musical movement of the twentieth century. So now it is only natural for LA Phil to host more Minimalist works by the biggest names today including Adams, Andriessen, Glass, Riley and of course Reich, along with the emerging generation of innovators. Among the many performances scheduled is the LA Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres concert, featuring Steve Reich’s Grammy-winning haunting classic Different Trains, as well as recent Minimalist directions from Mark Grey and Missy Mazzoli. With such intriguing highlights, it is only expected to see Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres tickets become all the rage among classic music fans that enjoy Reich’s innovative edge.

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About Los Angeles Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres

The LA Philharmonic which is producing the LA Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres show, performs its regular concert season from October to June at the famous Walt Dieny Concert Hall, while its summer season held between July and September, takes place at Hollywood Bowl. Currently, the orchestra’s music director is Gustavo Dudamel with Esa-Pekka Salonen as Conductor Laureate.  Music critics have noted the Philharmonic to be the most forward-thinking, contemporary-minded, venturesome, innovative, and talked about orchestra in the US. It has been home to some of the most renowned composers of the twentieth century including Enrico Chapela, Richard Dubugnon, Dmitri Shostakovich, Joseph Periera, Steven Stucky, Peter Eotvos, Unsuk Chin, Matt Marks, Daniel Bjarnason, Anders Hillborg, and Ted Hearne, among several others.

Steve Reich’s music has been deeply inspiring to mainstream musicians and composers all over the globe. The artist is the leading pioneer of Minimalism, who broke away from the established school of serialism in his very youth, and instead developed a reputation in the music world, for repetition, steady pulse and a certain fascination with canons; it mixes propulsive rhythms with rigorous structures and adds seductive instrumental elements. Reich has studied various aspects of art and musicology including gamelan, traditional forms of Hebrew chanting scriptures, and African drumming. His music has been played by the biggest orchestras and major ensembles all over the world including the likes of  New York Philharmonic and of course LA Philharmonic; San Francisco, London, Boston, as well as the BBC symphony orchestras; Kronos Quartet; Ensemble Intercontemporain, Ensemble Modern; eighth blackbird and Bang on Can All-Stars. Many noted choreographers have paid tribute to his music, having created dances to it such as Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Jerome Robbins, Christopher Wheeldon and Wayne McGregor, to mention a few. Among his many innovations is the usage of tape loops to make phasing patterns, and his application of simplistic, audible processes for exploring musical concepts such as those of Four Organs and Pendulum Music. These compositions, with their characteristic repetitive figures, have been used to slow canons and harmonic rhythms, and have significantly influenced the basics of contemporary music, particularly that within the US. In the eighties, Reich’s work turned a darker character when he introduced historical themes alongside themes from Jewish heritage, a good example of which is Different Trains.

Reich, who is to soon perform at the LA Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres concert, has been observed by London’s The Guardian publication as being among the handful of composer today, who can legitimately be said to have changed the course of musical history. The Village Voice has called him the ‘greatest living composer’ in America, while The New Yorker has noted him to be the original musical thinker of this age. Similarly, The New York Times has observed him to be one of the great composers of this century. His works Music for 18 Musicians and Different Trains have each brought him the Grammy Award in the category of Best Contemporary Classical Composition. In January 2007, he received the Polar Music Prize along with jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins. In April 2009, the maestro won the year’s Pulitzer Prize for Music owing to his piece Double Sextet. His next performance with the LA Philharmonic is one not to be missed, so make sure to book your LA Philharmonic Classic Reich and Premieres tickets in time.

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