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This season marks Susanna Mälkki’s first as the LA Phil’s Principal Guest Conductor. Mälkki’s unique programming will feature a mix of new music and core composers with three subscription weeks and a Green Umbrella concert. Her programs include the U.S. premiere of Zimmermann’s concerto for cello and orchestra, choreographed for dancers from the Tero Saarinen Company, and the world premiere of a new work by Marcos Balter.

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Symphonie Fantastique with Susanna Mälkki

Experience the energy of Berlioz’ dream-induced symphony.

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Program

  • BERLIOZ “Queen Mab” Scherzo
  • Luca FRANCESCONI Duende – The Dark Notes (U.S. premiere)
  • BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Leila Josefowicz, violin
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Be enchanted by the orchestral magic of this wonderful program of Shakespeare and Mendelssohn.

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Program

  • MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with scenes from Shakespeare’s play)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, performer
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
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Mälkki, Strauss & Dance

Our Principal Guest Conductor builds powerful momentum – with help from Tero Saarinen’s dance company.

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Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Webern) Ricercar
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann Concerto for cello and orchestra, en forme de pas de trois (U.S. premiere)
  • STRAUSS An Alpine Symphony

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Robert deMaine, cello
  • Tero Saarinen Company
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Green Umbrella: Mälkki Conducts

Our Principal Guest Conductor illuminates the edge of the avant-garde.

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Program

  • Francesca VERUNELLI Unfolding
  • Marcos BALTER new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Francesco FILIDEI Toccata
  • Helmut LACHENMANN Mouvement

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor