Part of TH1 Thursday 1
About This Performance
Dudamel launches the season with a high-voltage program, beginning with a new percussion concerto by Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang (Bang on a Can). Then, an evocative trumpet fanfare initiates Mahler's Fifth Symphony, whose huge musical canvas includes an achingly beautiful love song to his wife, Alma.
Come for: An aural extravaganza. Lang wrote man made to take advantage of what his friends in So Percussion do: "create theatrical environments, use weird things you don't usually think of as instruments, play super hard music that is intricate, oddly emotional, and sometimes very loud."
And more: During Dudamel's already legendary Mahler Project in 2012, it was the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela that played Mahler 5. Now it's the LA Phil's turn!
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