Collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma and Anne Sofie von Otter for two recitals, Emanuel Ax has invited several of today’s top composers to create pieces to be paired with Brahms’ timeless chamber works. At the heart of the project, Ax performs both of Brahms’ monumental concertos.
Fri JAN 17 8pm
Sat-Sun JAN 18-19 2pm
From its scale and grandeur, it’s not hard to believe that Brahms’ First Piano Concerto began life as a symphony. But then, Brahms viewed a concerto as a large-scale ‘symphony with obbligato soloist.’
Tue JAN 21 8pm
Emanuel Ax explores Brahms songs juxtaposed with newly commissioned pieces by Missy Mazzoli and Nico Muhly.
Tue FEB 25 8pm
Continuing his exploration of music by Brahms juxtaposed with newly commissioned pieces, Ax is joined by superstar Ma for a duo recital that includes premieres by Anders Hillborg and Brett Dean, as well as Brahms’ two beloved Cello Sonatas.
Thu-Sat MAY 1-3 8pm
The amazing Ax not only plays the epic Brahms Second Piano Concerto, he also gives the world premiere of pianist/composer (and composer-in-residence for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra) Andrew Norman’s latest piece.