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Celebrated for his deep dives into the music of Romantic giants, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in all four of Robert Schumann’s great-hearted symphonies, matched with his sweeping piano and cello concertos. A dramatic video-enhanced production of his poignant oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri completes this enthralling musical portrait.
 

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Schumann Focus: Symphony No. 1 • Piano Concerto

Dudamel and Mitsuko Uchida – one of the world’s foremost Schumann interpreters – launch the Schumann Focus with the German master’s beloved Piano Concerto, and Dudamel leads his vibrant “Spring” Symphony.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 1, in B-flat major, Op. 38, “Spring”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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Schumann Focus: Symphony No. 2 • Piano Concerto

Dudamel and the LA Phil bring Schumann’s uplifting Second Symphony to life and are joined by renowned Schumann pianist Mitsuko Uchida for one of the greatest of all Romantic piano concertos.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2, in C major, Op. 61

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Mitsuko Uchida, piano
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All-Schumann

A complimentary wine reception starts an evening filled with the composer’s glorious chamber creations.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN String Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 41, No. 1
  • SCHUMANN Piano Quartet in E-flat, Op. 47
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN String Quartet No. 2 in F major, Op. 41, No. 2

Artists

  • Camille Avellano, violin
  • Ingrid Chun, violin
  • Nathan Cole, violin
  • Akiko Tarumoto, violin
  • Stacy Wetzel, violin
  • Michael Larco, viola
  • Leticia Oaks Strong, viola
  • Ben Ullery, viola
  • David Garrett, cello
  • Dahae Kim, cello
  • Junko Ueno Garrett, piano
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Schumann Focus: Symphony No. 3 • Cello Concerto

Gifted Argentine virtuoso Sol Gabetta plays Schumann’s tune-filled Cello Concerto. Dudamel reveals the soaring, noble and invigorating world of the “Rhenish” Symphony.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN Overture to Genoveva, Op. 81
  • SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 3, in E-flat major, Op. 97, “Rhenish”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Sol Gabetta, cello
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Schumann Focus: Symphony No. 4 • Cello Concerto

For the second weekend of the Schumann Focus, Dudamel and the LA Phil present the composer’s dramatic and powerful Fourth Symphony. Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta joins them for the lyrical flights of Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN Overture to Genoveva, Op. 81
  • SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN Symphony No. 4, in D minor, Op. 120

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Sol Gabetta, performer
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Schumann Focus: Das Paradies

Dudamel teams with iconic director Peter Sellars and innovative video artist Refik Anadol for the poignant and rarely performed oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (Part One, Part Two)
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (Part Three)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Peter Sellars, director
  • Refik Anadol, media artist
  • James F. Ingalls, lighting designer
  • Lucy Crowe, peri
  • Joshua Stewart, narrator
  • Ying Fang, young maiden
  • Benjamin Bliss, young man
  • Tamara Mumford, angel
  • Davóne Tines, old man
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director