Sun OCT 9, 2011 5PM ET / 4PM CT / 3PM MT / 2PM PT
This all-Mendelssohn program features three of the beloved composer's most evocative and romantic works. The vividly descriptive Hebrides Overture and the dashing "Scottish" Symphony are musical souvenirs of Mendelssohn's 1829 vacation in Scotland and the Hebrides islands. Dutch virtuoso Janine Jansen joins Dudamel and the LA Phil for Mendelssohn's passionate Violin Concerto, a work she has recorded to wide acclaim.
- MENDELSSOHN: Hebrides Overture
- MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto
- MENDELSSOHN: "Scottish" Symphony
Broadcasts throughout Spring
LIVE from Caracas, Venezuela
Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, combined with multiple choirs and soloists in Mahler's 8th, "Symphony of a Thousand," the apotheosis of the Romantic symphony. This live performance will put more than 1,000 musicians on the stage in Caracas, Venezuela, giving North American audiences a chance to witness Dudamel making music on his home turf. Enhanced behind-the-scenes content will include special footage from Caracas.
This exceptional presentation is the climactic performance of The Mahler Project – one of the highlights of the LA Phil's season – which features the complete symphonic cycle presented in both Los Angeles and Caracas.
- Los Angeles Philharmonic
- Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
- Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
- John Lithgow, host
- MAHLER: Symphony No. 8
US Encore Broadcast on February 29
Click here to see a list of theatres that will be rebroadcasting this program on Wednesday, February 29 at 7pm, local time.
Sun MAR 18, 2012 2PM Local Time
Pre-recorded from the LA Phil's 2011-12 season Opening Night Concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall, this program includes some of the composer's best-loved works including the Cuban Overture, An American in Paris, and Rhapsody in Blue, as well as intimate solo improvisations by Hancock on Embraceable You and Someone to Watch Over Me. The event also features exclusive footage of Hancock – the LA Phil's Creative Chair for Jazz – in his home, playing Gershwin and providing insights into his improvisational process.
- GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture
- GERSHWIN: Rhapsody in Blue
- GERSHWIN: An American in Paris