LA Phil presents contemporary music from ‘Noon to Midnight’
John Adams will conduct a concert focusing on composer Louis Andriessen. (photo courtesy of the LA Phil)
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Noon to Midnight: A Day of New Music” returns on Saturday, April 9, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The program allows audiences to see and hear some of L.A.’s most far-sighted ensembles in performances on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage and in BP Hall. It is anchored by an evening Green Umbrella concert conducted by LA Phil creative chair John Adams and focusing on composer Louis Andriessen, in BP Hall.
The performances begin at noon and end at midnight with flutist Claire Chase performing Pauline Oliveros’ “Tuning Meditation,” starting first in BP Hall and finishing in BP Hall. Other presentations in BP Hall include the contemporary chamber group, Southland Ensemble; LA Phil principal timpanist Joseph Pereira performing two world premieres of his works created during pandemic lockdown; a performance by Piano Spheres; the world premiere of a theatrical reading by artist Chris Kallmyer with musical accompaniment by Superteam and Sarah Davachi based on Kallmyer’s Song Cycle installation currently on display in the Grand Avenue lobby; and a presentation of Monday Evening Concerts, one of the longest running series devoted to contemporary music.
Patrons purchasing tickets for “John Adams Conducts Focus on Andriessen” will have access to all “Noon to Midnight” performances. Tickets for “Noon to Midnight” performances only are $5. The Walt Disney Concert Hall is located at 11 S. Grand Ave. For information, call (323)850-2000, or visit laphil.com.