… yep … with Maestro Dudamel conducting. I don’t know that I’ve ever heard the LA Phil before, and I’ve always been interested in seeing Gustavo Dudamel conduct. In addition Janine Jansen, whom I’ve heard so much about, is soloing. They are playing this Sunday at 2:00 PST. I’m gonna be there.

In San Jose.

No, they aren’t actually playing in San Jose. But I’ll get to watch and hear them at CineArts at Santana Row. Nice! Here’s the info I received:

MEDIA ALERT ** MEDIA ALERT ** MEDIA ALERT

LA PHIL MUSIC DIRECTOR GUSTAVO DUDAMEL TO HOST FIRST LA PHIL LIVE PERFORMANCE OF THE 2011/12 SEASON

ALL-MENDELSSOHN CONCERT TO BE SIMULCAST IN MORE THAN 440 MOVIE THEATERS THROUGH NCM FATHOM

Concert Features Violinist Janine Jansen

LA PHIL LIVE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2011, AT 2 PM PACIFIC/5 PM EASTERN

WHAT:
The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s dynamic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel plays the dual role of conductor and host in the first LA Phil LIVE concert of the 2011/12 season to be broadcast live in select movie theaters throughout the U.S., Sunday, October 9, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern. LA Phil LIVE: Dudamel conducts Mendelssohn, features Dutch violin virtuoso Janine Jansen performing Felix Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto, a work she has recorded to great acclaim. The all-Mendelssohn program also includes the Hebrides Overture and the “Scottish” Symphony – musical souvenirs of the composer’s 1829 vacation in Scotland and the Hebrides Islands. The broadcast includes the popular Backstage Pass features, with live behind-the-scenes interviews and exclusive rehearsal footage of the musicians.

The performance kicks off the second season of LA Phil LIVE, presented by the LA Phil and NCM Fathom.

Complete Program:

MENDELSSOHN Hebrides Overture
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

WHO:
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor/host
JANINE JANSEN, violin

For full artists’ biographies, please visit: www.laphil.com/

WHEN:
Sunday, October 9, 2011, at 2 p.m. Pacific/5 p.m. Eastern

WHERE:
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

Broadcast to select movie theaters across the U.S.

HOW TO PURCHASE:
Tickets for LA Phil LIVE: Dudamel conducts Mendelssohn are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.fathomevents.com. For a complete list of theater locations and ticket prices, please visit the website (theaters and participants are subject to change). LA Phil LIVE will be shown in select movie theaters through NCM’s exclusive Digital Broadcast Network.

Part of me thinks, “You IDIOT! You have one day off — finally — what are you thinking?” But I think this might be a great way to spend my Sunday afternoon. I’ll let you know how it goes!

4 Comments

  1. patti with an i

    We’ve got tix for their Davies concert on the 24th! Back back row of the nosebleed seats, but still in the house.

  2. Very cool. Live IS best! :-)

  3. Go for it Patty! The LA Phil was the first professional orchestra I heard live. Another good sign: we are playing the Hebrides on our season opener tomorrow night! Have a great time.

  4. I went, and had a great time. Post on it coming Monday.