Making a greatly anticipated return to Los Angeles, Lionel Bringuier, former Resident Conductor of the LAPhil, conducts a richly engaging programme that includes Brahms’ Tragic Overture, Bruch’s Violin Concerto, and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8. The Philharmonic’s Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour is the featured soloist on the Bruch, one of the most popular works in the repertoire. All events take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall on March 22, 24 & 25.
Mr. Bringuier has received tremendous acclaim for his past collaboration on the Bruch Concerto with the Auckland Philharmonia and soloist Natalia Lomeiko, as well as another Brahms work with the LAPhil – the composer’s Symphony No. 2:
“French-born conductor Lionel Bringuier … led the orchestra with great elegance but also great fire … The orchestra relinquished the spotlight happily, playing perfect accompanist and in moments of the slow movement supporting Lomeiko with a gorgeously plush cushion of sound. *****” (Bachtrack)
“The music was youthful. So were the marvelous performances … Rather than looking for heavy substance, the conductor chose seduction by dancing over the variations, quickly, elegantly and with unfailing grace.” (LA Times)