February 6–9, 2019

Celebrate Chinese New Year

Celebrate the Year of the Pig with four nights of thrilling programs. Violinist Ray Chen joins the LA Phil and conductor – and former Dudamel Fellow – Elim Chan in a concert that unites music of the East and West, while Gustavo Dudamel leads the world premiere of a new piece inspired by the Buddhist temple paintings of Dunhaung composed for our Centennial by Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon composer Tan Dun.

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The LA Phil and The Force

Across generations and continents, from movie theaters to concert halls around the world, the music of John Williams connects us all. For four nights at the end of this month, Dudamel will demonstrate the powerful force within Williams’ beloved film music. The road that brought the LA Phil to this concert, however, began 40 years before and includes twists and turns, canceled tours, the disapprobation of the classical music world, and Dudamel’s surprise Star Wars cameo in 2015...

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2018 Year In Review

In 2018 the LA Phil made history more than once. From shutting down 8 miles of the city’s streets for a massive musical party to making Walt Disney Concert Hall dream, the LA Phil kicked off its centennial season in spectacular fashion. Read on for some of our favorite LA Phil moments of 2018!

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The Dean of African-American composers

In the Roaring ’20s, there was a great outburst of African American art and culture centered in Harlem. Composer William Grant Still was a leading figure in the music of this time. Come hear two programs featuring his work along with additional pieces that combine jazz and classical elements by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and others. Produced in partnership with the California African American Museum.

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