Classical Pick of the Week: Eurovision
It's another great week of music at the Disney Hall. We've got quite a few European artists crossing the Atlantic to perform in L.A. First up, as part of the Green Umbrella series, John Adams conducts British violinist Thomas Gould in a program of new works by American composer Nico Muhly and Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason. Here's a clip of Muhly and Gould explaining "Seeing is Believing", the concerto for electric violin that you can hear on Tuesday.
After performing all 32 Beethoven sonatas at the Disney Hall over the course of two seasons, pianist András Schiff has decided to tackle Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, on Wednesday October 17th (Book One) and October 24th (Book Two). If it's as good as his Beethoven was, you won't want to miss it.
This weekend, pianist Lars Vogt will perform Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto, paired with Sibelius' 2nd Symphony. With shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, it will definitely be a crowd/date-pleaser.
And just as a heads-up (and to go with our theme), the other half of the Capuçon brothers, violinist Renaud, will perform the Korngold Violin Concerto next week.