Vasily Petrenko conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic twice this week at the celebrated Hollywood Bowl. On Thursday 3 August he leads a programme of Strauss, Brahms and Hummel’s trumpet concerto, with the fast-rising Hungarian trumpet star Tamás Pálfalvi. He also is standing in at very short notice tonight Tuesday 1 August, replacing Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla, who has withdrawn due to illness. The programme remains the same, including the Bowl debut of 24-year old Italian pianist Beatrice Rana as soloist in Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1.

Petrenko first conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2010, and made his debut with them at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011. He has worked with the orchestra several times in the intervening years. Last week he made a “thrilling” debut with the Cleveland Orchestra at the Blossom Festival

“Vasily Petrenko’s grasp of Rachmaninov’s grand symphonic architecture was complete. He knew how to milk the melodies and their development to maximum effect, yet the pace was often propulsive, not mannered or self-indulgent. It was an honest reading of a beloved warhorse” (Bachtrack)

His performances this week with the Los Angeles Philharmonic are:

Tuesday 1 August
Debussy: Prelude à l’après-midi d’un Faune
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
Sibelius: Scene with Cranes; Valse triste
Debussy: La Mer

Thursday 3 August
Strauss: Don Juan
Hummel: Trumpet Concerto in E-flat
Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

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