Music director-designate Andre Previn will open the 1985-86 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Oct. 10 in the Pavilion of the Music Center, the orchestra association has announced.
The program, which marks Previn's first performance as music director, will include the West Coast premiere of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich's "Celebration," as well as symphonies by Mozart (No. 39) and Prokofiev (No. 5).
In Previn's first year at the helm of the Philharmonic, he will be on the podium for seven of the orchestra's 26 weeks at the Music Center; the season ends April 27. He will lead the first three weeks' programs and return for two weeks in January and two in March.
In addition, during 1985-86 Previn's local commitments with the orchestra will include a one-week tour of Western states, a two-week residency at UCLA and a two-week East Coast tour.
FOR THE RECORD
Los Angeles Times Wednesday April 17, 1985 Home Edition Calendar Part 6 Page 5 Column 2 Entertainment Desk 1 inches; 36 words Type of Material: Correction
American composer William Schuman was erroneously referred to as "the late" William Schuman in a Calendar report announcing the 1985-86 Los Angeles Philharmonic season. The composer will celebrate his 75th birthday Aug. 4. The Times regrets the error.
According to the Philharmonic announcement, the 56-year-old conductor in future seasons will spend more than three months with the orchestra each winter and will conduct regularly at Hollywood Bowl starting in 1987.
Other conductors set to lead the Philharmonic in its 67th season include debutants Paavo Berglund, Vladimir Ashkenazy (two weeks apiece) and Krzysztof Penderecki (one week). Among returning conductors are Kurt Sanderling (four weeks), Esa-Pekka Salonen (three weeks), Leonard Slatkin, Erich Leinsdorf, Herbert Blomstedt (two weeks) and Christopher Hogwood (one week).
Conspicuous by their absence in the coming season are two conductors closely associated with the orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas and Simon Rattle.
According to a spokesman for the orchestra association, Tilson Thomas has left his post as a principal guest conductor, though he will conduct the Philharmonic at Hollywood Bowl in the summer of 1985. Rattle, who remains principal guest conductor, is on a sabbatical leave and will not conduct in the United States during the season.
Soloists new to the Philharmonic in 1985-86 include violinist Joseph Swensen and singers JoAnn Pickens, Joan Rodgers, Ann Murray, David Gordon, George Gray, Andrzej Hiolski, Henry Herford, Terry Cook and Malcolm Smith.
Works new to the Philharmonic repertory this season, besides the Zwilich score, are Penderecki's "St. Luke Passion," John Adams' "Harmonium," Jacob Druckman's "Aureole," Robert Erickson's "Auroras," the late William Schuman's "Credendum" and the late Roger Sessions' Symphony No. 2.