Mahler’s penultimate completed work is unclassifiable – neither song cycle, symphony, nor operatic drama. His penetrating settings of ancient Chinese poems reveal a universe of experience within an individual, our relationship to nature, and the sometimes cruel, sometimes beautiful cycle of life. In an unprecedented move, three of these performances will be staged by our Artist-Collaborator Sharon in conjunction with TEATROCINEMA, a Chilean theater company renowned for innovative interaction between video and live performers.
The incomparable Richard Goode joins us for the exquisite concerto that Mozart composed for a young blind virtuoso named Maria Theresa Paradis. Then, Manze leads a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ vividly dramatic and expressive Sixth Symphony. Although VW wouldn’t confirm that it was a reaction to the sufferings of WWII, it is clearly in a different world from his more pastoral achievements.
The ever-swinging Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra presents a new program with jazz titan Chick Corea. Sparks will fly as the orchestra performs Corea’s gems, as well as swinging, soulful standards that will raise the roof!
Spotlighting two members of the LA Phil family – former Resident Conductor Bringuier and Principal Concertmaster Chalifour – this all-Romantic program includes Bruch’s lyrical heart-on-sleeve masterpiece. Its G-minor drama is followed by the sunny G major of Dvořák’s exuberant and tuneful Eighth Symphony.
Eminent and revered Danish maestro Blomstedt has programmed a pair of beloved second symphonies (in the same key) that differ dramatically from one another, resulting in an unexpected and richly rewarding symbiosis.
Glen and his band will be joined for a very special evening by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, The Frames) – focus of the Oscar®-winning film Once and its Tony Award®- winning musical adaptation – returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for two performances of soul-stirring melodies and raw emotion.
John Beasley’s L.A.-based big band MONK'estra celebrates the 100th birthday of legendary pianist Thelonious Monk with fresh new arrangements of Monk’s unique compositions, along with clips of his performances. Closing the evening will be a homage to one of the most popular albums in jazz history, pianist Erroll Garner’s Concert by the Sea. Today’s most exciting jazz pianists, with an all-star rhythm section, will perform such classics as “April in Paris,” “They Can’t Take That Away from Me,” “Autumn Leaves” and many more.