Tonight: hear the LA Philharmonic premiere a new work by an Iowan

Aug 30, 2017

Iowa-born composer James Matheson, whose works have been played by the Chicago Symphony and NY Philharmonic, and who has been honored by ASCAP and the American Academy of Arts and Letters
Credit Jamie Arrigo, 2017

Tune in for tonight's LA Philharmonic broadcast to hear Brahms, Ravel - and James Matheson. Born in Des Moines in 1970, Matheson has become one of America's most honored and widely performed composers. From 2009-2015 he also served as director of the LA Philharmonic's Composer Fellowship Program, and tonight at 7 that orchestra plays the premiere of his latest tone poem, Unchained. Also on the program is Helene Grimaud playing the epic Piano Concerto no. 2 of Brahms, a composer this French pianist is especially identified with. Critics said that in this concert she far surpassed her recent recording with the Vienna Philharmonic - tune in to hear for yourself!