Tuesday, June 13th, 2017
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012, Los Angeles, CA 90012
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's New Music Group gets its acclaimed "Green Umbrella" series underway for the '16-'17 season with another colorful collection of contemporary composers, conductors and artists. In "Young Caesar", avant-garde opera director Yuval Sharon brings his unique style to Lou Harrison's work, which shocked the art world during its 1971 premiere at Caltech. This percussion-rich depiction of the Roman ruler's homosexual relationship combines Harrison's original gamelan-inspired orchestration with his later, more lush, orchestral writing. Marc Lowenstein serves as conductor and Bob Gordon is the librettist for this stirring work.