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Yuval Sharon returns for the second year in his residency as Artist-Collaborator, beginning with War of the Worlds, a world-premiere performance piece with music by Annie Gosfield. Sharon adapted the original radio script from Orson Welles’ 1938 “fake news” story for an ambitious staging simultaneously inside Walt Disney Concert Hall and at three siren sites in DTLA.

Sharon also stages the U.S. premiere of Andrew Norman’s A Trip to the Moon, an opera for the whole family (ages 6 and up) and an LA Phil co-commission. Sharon’s second year culminates with a staged production of Mahler’s Song of the Earth in collaboration with Chilean theatre company TEATROCINEMA, featuring soloists Russell Thomas and Tamara Mumford and Gustavo Dudamel conducting the orchestra.

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War of the Worlds

Yuval Sharon’s modern take on a “fake news” classic.

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Program

  • Annie GOSFIELD War of the Worlds (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Christopher Rountree, conductor
  • Yuval Sharon, director
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A Trip to the Moon

An exhilarating new work for children and families takes its inspiration from Georges Méliès’ adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

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Program

  • Andrew NORMAN A Trip to the Moon (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • HOLST The Planets

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Teddy Abrams, conductor
  • Yuval Sharon, director
  • Diana Wyenn, associate director and choreographer
  • Takeshi Kata, set design
  • Christopher Kuhl, lighting designer
  • Jason H. Thompson, video design
  • Kaitlyn Pietras, video design
  • Mark Grey, sound designer
  • Ann Closs-Farley, Costume Designer
  • Peter Tantsits, Georges Méliès
  • Lauren Snouffer, Eoa
  • Eve Gigliotti, Queen of the Moon People
  • Theo Hoffman, Moon Man
  • Clayton Farris, Professor Barbenfouillis
  • Todd Strange, Nostradamus
  • Kalean Ung, Alcofrisbas
  • Jon Lee Keenan, Omega
  • James Hayden, Micromegas
  • Carolyn Michelle Smith, Parafaragaramus
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Children's Chorus
  • Anne Tomlinson, Artistic Director
  • Hoover Street Elementary School Chorus
  • Paula Ludwig Van Houten, Music Director
  • Members of YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles)
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Mahler’s Song of the Earth

Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in Mahler at his most transcendent.

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Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • TEATROCINEMA, performer
  • Yuval Sharon, co-director
  • Juan Carlos Zagal, co-director
  • Russell Thomas, tenor
  • Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano