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Gordon Getty Concert Series Features Chamber Works by Modern Central European Composers

February 23, 2001

Los Angeles--The J. Paul Getty Museum presents highlights from the Canadian Centre for Architecture's Chamber Music Festival on Saturday, March 10 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 11 at 3 p.m. The concerts, featuring innovative string and piano ensemble performances, are offered in conjunction with the new Getty exhibition Shaping the Great City: Modern Architecture in Central Europe 1890-1937. Now on view at the Getty Center in its only U.S. venue, this unique exhibition examines an architectural urban ideal that arose over decades of political ferment at the turn of the 20th century. A tumultuous birthplace of many linguistic, ethnic and religious traditions, Central Europe also fostered musical experiments vital to developing a modern sensibility.

On both March 10 and 11, Neal Gripp, principal violist with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, directs an ensemble of gifted musicians performing arresting interpretations of works by European composers including Arnold Schoenberg, Leos Janacek, and Zoltan Kodaly. The repertoire for each concert will differ, and the program on March 10 features guest soprano Karina Gauvin. These performances are part of the ongoing Gordon Getty Concert Series, designed to place exhibitions in a richer historical context. Performances are held in the Harold M. Williams Auditorium, 1200 Getty Center Drive. Tickets are $15 and are available through Tickets L.A. at 323-655-TKTS.

Gordon Getty Concert Series Schedule

Saturday, March 10, 8 p.m.
The first program features Hans Krasa's Tanz, Alban Berg's Piano Sonata, op. 1, Arnold Schoenberg's Brettl Lieder (Cabaret Songs), Erwin Schulhoff's Jazz Etudes, and Gideon Klein's String Trio (Terezin). Among the performers is guest soprano Karina Gauvin, who has received numerous awards, including the 1995 CBC National Radio Competition for Young Performers. Her Vivaldi recording on the Analekta label was nominated for a Juno Award, and she has recently released a disc of French songs with pianist Marc-André Hamelin. The performers include Yehonatan Berick, violin; Neal Gripp, viola; Antonio Lysy, cello; and Richard Raymond, piano.

Sunday, March 11, 3 p.m.
The second program features Leos Janacek's Violin Sonata, Zoltan Kodaly's Duo for Violin and Cello, op. 7, Karol Szymanowski's Mazurkas, and Adnrzej Panufnik's Piano Trio. No 1. Performing are Yehonatan Berick, violin; Richard Raymond, piano; and Antonio Lysy, cello.

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