Our City. Our Sound.
To celebrate our Centennial, we’re exploring the sounds that make our city unique, with brand-new works from some of the sharpest composers in Southern California, orchestral collaborations with world-renowned musicians who make their home here, and genre-spanning performances that offer a glimpse of Los Angeles’ complex musical makeup.
Gustavo Dudamel opens with a concert exploring the virtuosity of the LA Phil and its own composers – Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen and Andrew Norman, Director of our Composer Fellowship Program (Oct 4-6).
Norman curates a Green Umbrella program, with Dudamel leading the LA Phil New Music Group in contemporary music from Southern California (Oct 9).
Romeo & Juliet
Innovative choreographer and L.A. Dance Project Artistic Director Benjamin Millepied joins Dudameland the LA Phil, bringing to vivid life the famous balcony scene from Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet – one of dance’s most evocative and vibrant scores – in collaboration with American Ballet Theatre and L.A. Dance Project.
Barry Edelstein, one of the most highly-regarded American Shakespeare directors, brings all his artistry to bear for this collaboration with the acclaimed Old Globe. LA Phil Principal Guest Conductor Susanna Mälkki leads the orchestra in Sibelius’ enchanting score for a magical multi-disciplinary production of the Bard’s island fantasy.
Fluxus was a willy, nebulous - and deeply influential - anti-establishment current founded in the 1960s. An international collective of artists, composers, and poets, Fluxus aimed to collapse what it considered the false wall between art and life. In a survey curated by Christopher Roundtree in a collaboration with the Getty Research Institute, the often-humorous, frequently challenging music and performances of Fluxus will be presented on- and off-site, including an orchestral subscription concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall.