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LA PHIL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE CAST FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF FRANK ZAPPA’S
200 MOTELS AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

CONDUCTOR LAUREATE ESA-PEKKA SALONEN CONDUCTS THE SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY GREEN UMBRELLA CONCERT
Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at 8 PM

The LA Phil marks the 10th anniversary date of the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall with a special Green Umbrella program presenting the world premiere of 200 Motels by L.A.’s groundbreaking iconoclast composer Frank Zappa. Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen leads the LA Phil, and is joined by L.A.-based director James Darrah and the Los Angeles Master Chorale. Also joining Salonen and the LA Phil is a cast of renowned soloists and a band that includes Ian Underwood of Zappa’s The Mothers of Invention, Scott Thunes, who also played with Frank Zappa, Zappa Family Trust “Vaultmeister” Joe Travers, and Jamie Kime of Zappa Plays Zappa.

Jeff Taylor, Larry the Dwarf
Michael Des Barres, Rance
Matt Marks, Mark
Zach Villa, Howard
Rich Fulcher, Cowboy Burt
Hila Plitmann, Soprano Solo
Morris Robinson, Bass Solo
Joel David Moore, Frank
Joe Fria, Jeff
Ann Cusack, Donovan/Good Conscience
Alan Ruck, Ginger/Bad Conscience
Diva Zappa, Janet
Sheila Vand, Lucy

Production team:
James Darrah, director
Emily Anne MacDonald, scenic and properties designer
Cameron Jaye Mock, scenic and lighting designer
Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko, costume designer
Adeline Newmann, video designer
Vanessa Dionne, wig designer
John Garofalo, associate lighting designer
Rebecca Guzzi, assistant costume designer
Margery Simkin, casting

The Band:
Ian Underwood, keyboard 1/electric alto sax
Randy Kerber, keyboard 2/Hammond organ
Joe Travers, drum set
Scott Thunes, electric bass
Jamie Kime, electric guitar

In 1970, Frank Zappa collaborated with Zubin Mehta and the LA Phil for a revolutionary concert that formed the basis of his magnum opus. The performance will be the first complete realization of Zappa’s musical vision that was inspired by his tours with The Mothers of Invention. This once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrates the spirit of freedom that Walt Disney Concert Hall has engendered and will be a uniquely Californian event.

An Upbeat Live pre-concert event takes place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall one hour prior to the concert, and is free to all ticket holders. LA Phil Vice President of Artistic Planning Chad Smith hosts

For full artist biographies and program details, please visit:  http://www.laphil.com/

WHO:         Los Angeles Philharmonic
                  Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
                  James Darrah, director
                  Los Angeles Master Chorale
                  Grant Gershon, Music Director

WHEN:       Wednesday, October 23, 2013, 8 p.m.

WHERE:      WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
                  151 S. Grand Avenue
                  Los Angeles, CA 90012

TICKETS:    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.
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