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Sunday, August 6, 2017 Permalink

Los Angeles Philharmonic: 6 August 2017

Thomas Adès | Photo: Brian Voce

Thomas Adès | Photo: Brian Voce

As well as leading the LA Phil in works by Sibelilus and Saint-Saëns, composer/pianist/conductor Thomas Adès crowns this week's program with two of his own compositions: Lieux retrouvés, his 2009 cello work with a new orchestral accompaniment, and his macabre dance of death for two singers and orchestra, Totentanz, depicting death as a skeleton who dances a series of people, from the most exalted to the most innocent, to their ultimate fate.


Conductor: Thomas Adès


Sibelius: The Bard

Saint-Saëns: Danse macabre

Thomas Adès: Lieux retrouvés (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
Soloist: Steven Isserlis, cello

Adès: Totentanz (West Coast premiere)
Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano