Classical Music News for January/February 2004:


LOS ANGELES -- Famed violinist Itzhak Perlman will appear in concert Jan. 15 at UCLA's Royce Hall. A musician "in a class by himself" (Chicago Tribune), the Israeli-born Perlman was propelled into the international arena when he appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1958. He has been praised ever since for his technical skill and the irrepressible joy and humanity he communicates through his playing.

Also appearing at Royce Hall in January will be Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique and The Monteverdi Choir, led by Sir John Eliot Gardiner. Gardiner is widely acknowledged as a key figure in the early music revival. The two groups he heads will perform (Sat. Jan 10) Handel's Zadok the Priest, Coronation Anthem No. 1, Mozart's Vesperae Solennes de Confessor and Haydn's Nelson Mass Hob XXII No 11, D Minor.

February will offer a UCLA concert by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Daniel Gatti, music director and conductor. Founded in 1946 by Sir Thomas Beecham, Britain's RPO continues to expand its international reputation through a diverse repertoire. The Wed. Feb. 4th concert features Prokofiev's Classical Symphony, Mozart's Symphony No 40 and Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64.

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