Mexican percussionist, composer and five-time Grammy®-winner Antonio Sanchez performs his unique and vibrant percussion-only score live-to-picture for a screening of Birdman, which won the Oscar® for Best Picture in 2014. “Mr. Sanchez emerged as one of the standout jazz drummers on the contemporary scene, a polyrhythmic ace attuned to the subtlest dynamic fluctuations.” – The New York Times
This presentation is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.
Organist of the Royal Chapel at the Palace of Versailles, Jean-Baptiste Robin is widely regarded as one of the most prominent French organists of his generation, particularly for his performances of French Baroque music.
For his second week focused on Mozart’s final year, Dudamel leads the gorgeous Clarinet Concerto – featuring one of the world’s greatest clarinet soloists – and highlights from the enchanted opera The Magic Flute. Both works were premiered shortly before Mozart’s untimely death.
Mozart’s intimate musical thoughts are at the heart of this season’s first chamber music program performed by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and preceded by a complimentary wine reception.
In his final year, Mozart penned some of his most extraordinary music. For this season-launching program, Gustavo includes the last piano concerto and exquisite vocal works, such as Ave verum corpus and the rarely heard K. 623, known as the Little Masonic Cantata, for men’s voices.
The 2017/18 season kicks off in grand fashion with LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel working his magic from the podium, conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in an all-Mozart program.