Concerts

What is it about Mahler's music that moves us so profoundly, that touches us in such a personal way? Discover the many ways composer Gustav Mahler used music to express his deepest feelings by attending pre-concert talks led by the world's foremost authorities on the composer. Available for free to ticketholders before each performance.

Fri JAN 13 8pm
Sat JAN 14 8pm
Sun JAN 15 2pm


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Miah Persson, soprano

Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Mahler: Symphony No. 4

The shortest and sweetest of all Mahler's symphonies concludes with a child's vision of heaven, sung by soprano Miah Persson.

Pre-Concert Talk with Stephen Hefling
Jan 13-14 7pm, Jan 15 1pm in BP Hall

Thu JAN 19 8pm
Fri JAN 20 8pm (Casual Friday)
Sat JAN 21 8pm


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Mahler: Symphony No. 10, Adagio (except Friday)

Mahler's First is one of the most original first symphonies ever written, with a finale of triumphal magnificence. It is paired with his final completed movement from the Tenth Symphony, which shows him setting off on an extraordinary new path.

Pre-Concert Talk with Gilbert Kaplan
Jan 19-21 6:30pm in Walt Disney Concert Hall auditorium

Sat JAN 21
Sat JAN 28
10am art workshops
11am perfomance


Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

Discover the many ways Mahler used music to express his deepest feelings. His Fifth Symphony takes us on an emotional journey from despair, to joy, to love, and finally to hope.

Sun JAN 22 7:30pm

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Miah Persson, soprano
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Los Angeles Master Chorale

Mahler: Symphony No. 2

Mahler's first to employ chorus and vocal soloists, the powerful Second expresses a fervent hope for everlasting, transcendent renewal.

Pre-Concert Talk with Gilbert Kaplan
Jan 22 6pm: Walt Disney Concert Hall auditorium

Tue JAN 24 8pm

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel conductor
Christianne Stotijn mezzo-soprano
Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
Los Angeles Children's Chorus Mahler: Symphony No. 3

In its six movements, the largest of Mahler's symphonies conveys "What the Flowers in the Meadow Tell Me" through the vocal movements of "What Man Tells Me" and "What the Angels Tell Me" to the purely instrumental "What Love Tells Me."

Pre-Concert Talk with Norman Lebrecht
Jan 24 7pm: Upbeat Live in BP Hall

Thu JAN 26 8pm

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 5

This non-vocal symphony includes Mahler's tender, glowing love music to his wife Alma in the magical Adagietto movement.

Pre-Concert Talk with Norman Lebrecht
Jan 26 7pm: Upbeat Live in BP Hall

Fri JAN 27 8pm
Sat JAN 28 8pm
Sun JAN 29 2pm


Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 6

Sometimes called the "Tragic," Mahler's Sixth, with its famous hammer-blows, contains some of the darkest music he ever penned.

Pre-Concert Talk
Jan 27 7pm : Upbeat Live in BP Hall
Jan 28 7pm, Jan 29 1pm : Upbeat Live in BP Hall with Norman Lebrecht

Tue JAN 31 8pm

Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 7

The captivating center – with two Nachtmusik movements surrounding a spectral Scherzo – is the key to this less frequently heard symphony.

Pre-Concert Talk with Marilyn McCoy
Jan 31 7pm: Upbeat Live in BP Hall

Thu FEB 2 8pm
Fri FEB 3 8pm
Sun FEB 5 2pm


Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 9

Mahler's last complete symphony is filled with gestures of farewell and devastating poignancy.

Pre-Concert Talk with Marilyn McCoy
Feb 2-3 7pm, Feb 5 1pm in Walt Disney Concert Hall auditorium

Sat FEB 4 8pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Mahler: Symphony No. 8, "Symphony of a Thousand"

This massive symphonic spectacle will feature over 1000 singers and instrumentalists, performing its two astonishing movements: the Latin prayer "Veni Creator Spiritus" and the conclusion of Goethe's Faust. To accommodate the huge forces Mahler demands, this concert takes place on the stage of the Shrine Auditorium.

Soloists to include: Manuela Uhl, Julianna Di Giacomo, Kiera Duffy, Anna Larsson, Charlotte Hellekant, Burkhard Fritz, Brian Mulligan, Alexander Vinogradov
Grant Gershon, Chorus Director
Choruses: Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Angel City Chorale, Angeles Chorale, Choir of All Saints Church, Chorus of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Chamber Choir, Los Angeles Children's Chorus, Los Robles Master Chorale, National Children's Chorus, Pasadena Master Chorale, Pasadena Pro Musica, Philippine Chamber Singers – Los Angeles, Renaissance Arts Academy, Vox Femina Los Angeles