Netherlands Chamber Orch.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 1, 1996

Harriet & Charles Luckman
Fine Arts Complex
Contact: Diane Turner
Phone: (323) 343-6610
Fax: (323) 343-6423

NETHERLANDS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA MAKES RARE
LOS ANGELES AREA PERFORMANCE
AT LUCKMAN THEATRE MARCH 23

With conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont, this leading chamber orchestra
will feature Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals narrated by actress Claire Bloom

The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, with conductor and pianist Philippe Entremont, makes a rare Los Angeles area performance at Cal State L.A.'s Luckman Theatre on Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.

One of the world's leading chamber orchestras, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra will perform selections from Brahms, Roussel and Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, narrated by actress acclaimed Claire Bloom.

After giving its first concerts at the 1955 Holland Festival, the orchestra appeared at the Edinburgh Festival later that same year. It has since made concert tours to many countries including the United States, Australia, Japan, Canada and Latin America, in addition to appearing throughout Europe. In 1980, the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra was the first Dutch orchestra to perform in the People's Republic of China.

In January 1993, noted pianist and conductor Philippe Entremont, Lifetime Music Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra, was named Principal Conductor of the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Entremont is internationally renowned as an artist of remarkable technique and style at the keyboard and on the podium. In early 1993 he led the ensemble on a seventeen-city United States tour, including engagements at Carnegie Hall and at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Guest conducting engagements included appearances with the symphonies of Houston, New Orleans and Milwaukee.

In June of that year, he returned to the New York Philharmonic as the piano soloist for Leonard Bernstein's "Age of Anxiety" (Symphony No. 2) with Leonard Slatkin conducting, as part of the orchestra's 150th anniversary season celebration. Entremont gave the world premiere of the final version of the work under the baton of Bernstein.

Entremont's recordings are numerous and include a four-disc set of the complete Mozart piano sonatas on the Pro Arte label and five Haydn symphonies on the Harmonia Mundi label.

Actress Claire Bloom, who has received recognition for stage, television and movie roles in the United States and Great Britain, will narrate Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals as a featured portion of the evening's program.

Luckman Theatre, part of the Harriet & Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex, is noted for its integrity in bringing innovative dance, music and theatre to Southern California.

Located at the junction of the I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways on the California State University, Los Angeles campus, Luckman's striking red brick structures house one of the newest performing arts theatres and fine arts galleries in Los Angeles. The fine arts gallery -- free to the public -- is open one hour prior to each theatre performance and Monday through Thursday and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. For theatre and ticket information call (323) 343-6610.


WHO & WHAT:
Luckman Fine Arts Complex presents The Netherlands Chamber Orchestra, featuring Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals, narrated by actress Claire Bloom, in their rare Los Angeles area appearance.

WHERE:
Luckman Theatre at Cal State L.A. Junction of the I-10 (San Bernardino) and I-710 (Long Beach) freeways.

WHEN:
Saturday, March 23 at 8 p.m.

TICKETS: $35/$40 for general; $12 for students & seniors over 65; group and series prices available. Call (323) 343-6610.

INFO:
Luckman information -- (323) 343-6610.

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