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  • Esa-Pekka Salonen Esa-Pekka Salonen

    Esa-Pekka Salonen

  • Leila Josefowicz Leila Josefowicz

    Leila Josefowicz

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Dinner & Concert Package

Enjoy a special dinner at BORDER GRILL DOWNTOWN L.A. before your concert! Buy tickets for Friday’s performance and complete the package with a $32/person prix fixe dinner that includes a brief introduction to the evening’s program by an LA Phil staffer. Already have tickets for this Friday? Just add dinner!

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Q&A with artists after this performance (No intermission)

About This Performance

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The popularity of Sibelius’ heroic Fifth Symphony has a lot to do with its varying textures of mood and color, clarified style, and sonic opulence. The last movement is infused with the soaring “swan” motive, reportedly inspired when the composer witnessed a flock of swans all take flight at once.

One of the tremendously moving and impressive highlights of Esa-Pekka Salonen’s final concerts as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2009 was the world premiere of his Violin Concerto, written for and with Leila Josefowicz. “She knows no limits, she knows no fear, and she was constantly encouraging me to go to places I was not sure I would dare to go,” Salonen wrote.

Come for:

The experience of the Fifth Symphony – full-blown, heroic Sibelius – in the hands of another great Finn.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

Upbeat Live: pre-concert talks

  • Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:00pm
  • Saturday, October 26, 2013 - 7:00pm
  • Sunday, October 27, 2013 - 1:00pm

Christopher Russell

Talkback moderated by Deborah Borda with guests Esa-Pekka Salonen, Leila Josefowicz and Minor Wetzel LA Phil musician, violist.


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