CURTIS OPERA THEATRE
Ms. Bottoms stars as Mrs. Lovett in the cut-throat tale of Sondheim’s demon barber of Fleet Street, captured in director Emma Griffin’s industrial, meat-locker themed production. Bass-baritone Vartan Gabrielian undertakes the title role, while Sage DeAgro-Ruopp, Aaron Crouch and Dennis Chmelensky co-star. Geoffrey MacDonald leads the Curtis Orchestra through the ambitious score filled with love, murder and obsession.
FIFTY MILLION MOLECULAR GENIUSES
THE CECILIA CHORUS OF NEW YORK
Brahms's Alto Rhapsody
Elgar's The Music Makers
Fifty Trillion Molecular Geniuses by The Brothers Balliett
Music Director, Mark Shapiro
A triptych of choral-orchestral works featuring the solo mezzo-soprano voice. Brahms’s Alto Rhapsody and Elgar’s buoyantly optimistic The Music Makers frame a newly commissioned work from The Brothers Balliett, with chorus and orchestra.
UCLA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
MAHLER, SYMPHONY No. 2
After a successful debut in December, Ms. Bottoms returns to Los Angeles to perform Mahler’s Resurrection Symphony. To cap the 2018-19 concert season, UCLA Philharmonia, Chorale, Chamber Singers and soloists will perform this monumental work in Royce Hall under conductor Neal Stulberg.