After Ravel’s gentle, rippling tribute to the French Baroque, we will shake the rafters with Muhly’s new Organ Concerto. Ravel’s unparalleled orchestration of Mussorgsky’s mighty suite of aural pictures will bring down any rafters left remaining.
Our Creative Chair leads a provocative program including nearly lost post-minimalist music by Julius Eastman, the African-American composer who died homeless at 49. Salvatore Martirano’s best-known work – L’s G.A. (Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) for gas-masked politico, helium bomb, two-channel tape recorder, etc. – was widely performed in the ’60s and ’70s. Premieres from Young and McIntosh lead off.
As part of our celebration of Salonen the composer, we present the newly revised version of a work he originally composed for the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Beethoven’s towering concerto leads off this marvelous program.
Be captivated by incomparable chamber works of Beethoven at his most personal in performances by members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. A complimentary wine reception precedes your concert.
A Who’s Who of top virtuosos alternate for three spectacular concertos composed by our Conductor Laureate, who also leads one of Beethoven’s most exciting symphonies. What a weekend!
Dudamel marshals a huge cast of singers, choirs, dancers, rock band, marching band and orchestra for Bernstein’s unabashedly eclectic and highly dramatic theater piece. For this sweeping summation of life and music, Bernstein himself wrote most of the lyrics, which lay bare the crisis of faith experienced by a priest celebrating mass.
With his ever-deepening interpretations, Dudamel returns to Brahms’ grand and imposing First Symphony. Our gifted Principal Timpanist premieres another of his intriguing, pulsating compositions.
Our new Principal Guest Conductor displays one of her great strengths by illuminating works from the cutting edge of the avant-garde.
Principal Guest Conductor Susanna Mälkki cuts across a vast range of German music, featuring our brilliant Principal Cellist in Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s highly colorful and uniquely creative concerto from 1966, complete with dancers. The massive orchestra Strauss requires for his Alpine climb creates imposing force.
One of the greatest conductor/composers of his generation, Pintscher brings his composer’s ear to all he conducts. Great French violinist Capuçon collaborates with Pintscher in a new concerto. The rest of this gorgeous program revisits three French composers from the turn of the last century.