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Boston Symphony to visit Southern California in December

May 5, 2011 |  9:00 pm

Morlot The Boston Symphony Orchestra will swing by Southern California in December as part of its West Coast tour. Organizers said that the orchestra will perform at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Dec. 10, as well as at venues in Santa Barbara (Dec. 8) and Palm Desert (Dec. 9).

Conductor Ludovic Morlot will lead the Boston Symphony during the tour. The Disney Hall concert will feature violinist Gil Shaham performing Brahms' Violin Concerto, as well as performances of Harbison's Symphony No. 4 and Ravel's "Daphnis et Chloé," Suite No. 2.

The Santa Barbara concert, at the Granada Theatre, will feature Berlioz's "Roman Carnival" Overture, Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 5 in C major, Bartok's "Miraculous Mandarin" Suite and selections from Wagner's "Tristan and Isolde." Pianist Richard Goode will be the soloist.

The concert in Palm Desert, at the McCallum Theatre, will feature the Berlioz and Mozart pieces along with Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

As part of the tour, the orchestra will perform two concerts at Davies Hall in San Francisco.

In March, James Levine announced that he would be leaving his job as music director of the Boston Symphony as a result of his ongoing health problems. Levine will officially step down in September.


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-- David Ng

Photo (top): Ludovic Morlot. Credit: Los Angeles Times

Photo (bottom): Disney Hall. Credit: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times