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Kimmel Center presents Gustavo Dudamel leading Los Angeles Philharmonic, jazz vocalist Lizz Wright and theatrical musical trio GrooveLily, May 19th

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April 30, 2010 Category: Entertainment Posted by:

Red carpet attire is a must as the Kimmel Center presents three star studded events on Wednesday, May 19, 2010, as part of the spring fundraiser supporting the Kimmel Center’s Educational offerings. All are invited to attend a rich array of cultural offerings, all in one night and under one glass rooftop.

 

Special concert packages and single tickets are available for the following concert experiences:

• Classical music’s hottest rising star Gustavo Dudamel returns to Philadelphia to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic making their Verizon Hall debut.

• Back by popular demand, sultry jazz and R&B chanteuse Lizz Wright performs her own standards and ballads in Perelman Theater.

• New York-based theatrical power trio GrooveLily performs a montage of works on violin, piano and drums in Innovation Studio.

 

The spring fundraiser supports arts education at the Kimmel Center through innovative programs, such as the Curriculum-based Performing Arts Classes, Dance in the Schools initiative, Teen Summer Arts Camp, Kimmel Center Youth Jazz Ensemble, Community Education Partnerships and Initiatives, Arts Partners and Friday Live.

 

With vision and imagination, award-winning Brian Kappra of Evantine Design will transform the Kimmel Center Plaza into an environment that will move and inspire with a flurry of color, great banners and heartwarming images saluting Music Education and Community Partnerships.

 

Lizz Wright

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Perelman Theater

 

“[Lizz Wright] stirs jazz, gospel and rhythm and blues into a reflective, flowing style that elongates songs into prayerful meditations that never wander into vagueness…pitch-perfect with a smoky, full-bodied texture…impressive in its steadiness, control and rhythmic subtlety.” —New York Times

 

After a sold-out Jazz Up Close engagement earlier this season, jazz singer-songwriter Lizz Wright returns to the Perelman Theater by popular demand to perform on Wednesday, May 19, 2010. With her soulful contralto, Wright has drawn comparisons to Cassandra Wilson, Dianne Reeves, Nina Simone, and Odetta.

 

Lizz Wright has been regarded as an important young talent in contemporary jazz. The Georgia-bred, New York-based vocalist has established herself as an accomplished songwriter and a versatile, deeply expressive singer with a penchant for mixing jazz standards with pop, gospel and soul flavors. Her most recent album, The Orchard (2008), transcends genre distinctions in original compositions and interpretations of works by Ike and Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin and Patsy Cline, among others. Wright’s 2003 debut Salt reached the number two slot on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart; her sophomore effort, Dreaming Wide Awake (2005), expanded her interpretive range in material from Fats Waller to Neil Young, reaching number one on Billboard’s Contemporary Jazz chart. In early 2009, Wright contributed to Nordstrom’s The Royal Blues Compilation, which celebrates the “queens of blues and jazz” in honor of Black History Month.

 

The Wright Inspiration Package ($250) includes cocktails on the Plaza featuring Kimmel Center Youth Jazz performance at 6:00 PM, followed by Lizz Wright performance in Perelman Theater at 7:30 PM, followed by coffee and dessert. The reception includes specialty cocktails, butlered hors d’oeuvres, stations featuring a variety of delights. Gelees, mousses, fresh fruit and tarts will be served with coffee after the concert. ($150 is tax-deductible). To purchase spring fundraiser concert packages, please contact Hilda Bacon at 215-670-2386 or hbacon@kimmelcenter.org

 

Single tickets for Lizz Wright are available for $40 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

 

GrooveLily

Innovation Studio

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 7:30 PM

 

New York City trio GrooveLily inhabits that unique contemporary space where creative musicians ignore the boundaries laid down by words like rock, folk, jazz, and pop. Intelligent and witty original songs connect lush musical textures and soaring vocals with the blazing six-string electric violin of Valerie Vigoda, the lightning-fingered piano of Brendan Milburn, and the joyful drums of Gene Lewin. With backgrounds in classical music, musical theater, jazz and rock, the three members of GrooveLily are making a new music that’s all their own.

 

The Groovin Innovation Package ($100) includes cocktails on the Plaza featuring Kimmel Center Youth Jazz performance at 6:00 PM, followed by GrooveLily performance in the Perelman Theater at 7:30 PM, followed by coffee and dessert. The reception includes a meet and greet with members of GrooveLily, specialty cocktails, butlered hors d’oeuvres, and stations featuring a variety of delights. Gelees, mousses, fresh fruit and tarts will be served with coffee after the concert . ($20 is tax-deductible) To purchase spring fundraiser concert packages, please contact Hilda Bacon at 215-670-2386 or hbacon@kimmelcenter.org

 

Single tickets for GrooveLily are available for $20 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 7:30 PM

Verizon Hall

Program:

ADAMS: City Noir

TCHAIKOVSKY: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 (‘Pathétique’)

 

One of today’s uniquely gifted conductors, Gustavo Dudamel returns to Philadelphia to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic through a classical performance of Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer John Adams’ “City Noir” and Tchaikovsky’s last major work, the “Pathétique,” premiered nine days before his death and is considered the culmination of the composer’s complex and turbulent life.

 

Hailed by the London Times as “South America’s lightning conductor,” 29-year-old Venezuelan phenomenon Gustavo Dudamel entered the international scene after winning the inaugural Bamberger Symphoniker Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition, the world’s most prestigious competition for young conductors, in May 2004. On October 3, 2009, Dudamel began his inaugural 2009-10 season as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with whom he made his celebrated United States debut in 2005. The inaugural gala at Walt Disney Concert Hall featured the world premiere of John Adam’s “City Noir,” a recorded performance that will be released on iTunes on May 11, 2010.

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In addition to engagements with the world’s most renowned orchestras and musicians, Dudamel serves as Principal Conductor of Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra. He is also currently in his eleventh year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, where he began his conducting studies with José Antonio Abreu, the orchestra’s founder. The ensemble is widely recognized for its role in transforming the lives of hundreds of thousands of impoverished youth through music education, a mission which Dudamel plans to continue in Los Angeles. In May 2007, Dudamel was awarded the Premio de la Latindad by the Union Latina, an honor given for outstanding contributions to Latin cultural life.

 

The More than Imagination Package ($500) includes cocktails on the Plaza featuring Kimmel Center Youth Jazz performance at 6:00 PM, followed by Los Angeles Philharmonic performance with conductor Gustavo Dudamel in Verizon Hall at 7:30 PM, followed by coffee and dessert. The reception includes specialty cocktails, butlered hors d’oeuvres, stations featuring a variety of delights. Gelees, mousses, fresh fruit and tarts will be served with coffee after the concert. ($355 is tax-deductible) To purchase spring fundraiser concert packages, please contact Hilda Bacon at 215-670-2386 or hbacon@kimmelcenter.org

 

Single tickets for Los Angeles Philharmonic led by Gustavo Dudamel are available from $85 to $113 and can be purchased by calling 215-893-1999, online at www.kimmelcenter.org, or at the Kimmel Center box office open daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and later on performance evenings. (Additional fees may apply.) For group sales call 215-790-5883.

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