With Inside the Music, you get an array of enhancements to help you get more out of your musical encounter: beautifully produced behind-the-scenes videos, pre-concert presentations, insight from the musicians, and more.
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Fri OCT 9
Beginning with the most famous four notes in history, Beethoven's powerful Fifth represents the quintessential struggle with fate, ultimately emerging victorious. The unwritten theme of the Fifth Symphony is conflict: darkness against light.
Fri DEC 11
The Belgian violinist Henri Vieuxtemps was a well-travelled virtuoso from an early age. In his late 20s he lived in Russia as soloist to the Tsar, where he composed his innovative Fourth Violin Concerto, which Berlioz called a "magnificent symphony for orchestra with principal violin."
Fri JAN 22
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."
Fri MAY 20
Gustavo Dudamel shares his love of Wolfgang Mozart and Arvo Pärt in a festival that places their miraculous music side by side. Both masters have a reputation for sonic purity and transparency, music that unfolds naturally and effortlessly. Both created works of sublime spirituality that can transcend our daily lives, giving us a glimpse of the infinite.
Arrive early for more insight as Brian takes you on a journey through the pieces on your program using musical examples, interviews with performers or composers, and more. Take your concert experience to the next level.
Each talk will take place at 6:45pm
Engage with artists like Hilary Hahn, Garrick Ohlsson and members of the LA Phil through post-concert interviews and Q&A sessions.