Classical Music News for November/December 2002:

LOS ANGELES -- The upcoming 2002/2003 season is the Los Angeles Philharmonic's swan song at the Dorthy Chandler Pavilion. After that, the famed orchestra will move across the street to the brand-new Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry, which is scheduled to open at the end of 2003.

In November and December of this year, LA PHIL will feature the work of Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Bartok, Orff, Ravel, Mozart and Brahms, to name but a few.

Among the unusual concerts, Esa-Pekka Salonen's tribute to Scandinavia stands out. From Nov. 15-17, Salonen will conduct Grieg's PEER GYNT SUITE, Sibelius' VIOLIN CONCERTO, and Nielsen's SYMPHONY NO. 5.

Miguel Harth-Bedoya will take the stand on Nov. 29-Dec. 1, conducting the orchestra and violinists Michele Bovyer, Stacy Wetzel, Jonathan Wei and Akiko Tarumoto in Vivaldi's FOUR SEASONS. Respighi's FOUNTAINS OF ROME and ROMAN FESTIVALS will also be heard.

LA Phil's final gala at the Chandler will be held December 13. Two masters of the violin, Sarah Chang and Pinchas Zukerman, will be heard in works by Berlioz, Bach and Stravinsky (FIREBIRD SUITE). Salonen conducts.

Christmas will be celebrated with a rare performance of Berlioz's THE CHILDHOOD OF CHRIST, a devotional meditation on three scenes of Jesus' early life. Suzanne Mentzer, Vinson Cole, Gilles Cachemaille and Nmon Ford are the singers, backed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

For information and tickets call (323) 850-2000. To order four or more concerts, go to, click on "box office," then "create your own series."

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