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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.


Pre-Concert Event
Before the show, stop by the LA Fest Lounge for free tastings of our LA Phil 100 beer, brewed in collaboration with L.A. Ale Works, and tunes from some of our favorite local artists. October 11 through 14 in BP Hall.

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LA Fest: Dudamel Kicks Off the 100th Season

Gustavo Dudamel conducts a major new work by a visionary composer to kick off LA Fest.

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Program

  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN LA Variations
  • BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56
  • Intermission
  • Andrew NORMAN Sustain (World premiere, LA Phil co-commission with generous support from Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Martin Chalifour, violin
  • Robert deMaine, cello
  • Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
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LA Fest: LA’s Newest Music

Gustavo Dudamel leads a night centered around Southern California’s leading lights.

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Program

  • Ethan BRAUN *The Lost Ones**
  • Natacha DIELS *Laughing to Forget** (with generous support from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation)
  • Daniel ALLAS *to be tender** (with generous support from Nancy S. and Barry Sanders)
  • Intermission
  • Tina TALLON *…for we who keep our lives in our throats…** (with generous support from the Hillenburg Family)
  • Carolyn CHEN *The Sleeper and the Drinker** (with generous support from the Deborah Borda Women in the Arts Initiative)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
  • Nuno Coelho, conductor
  • Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
  • Denis Bouriakov, flute, Virginia and Henry Mancini Chair
  • Nathan Cole, violin
  • Andrew Norman, curator
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Andrew Bird & Los Angeles Philharmonic

Delicately layered pop melodies showcase the singer/songwriter/violinist’s nuanced creative genius in this concert with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil.

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Program

  • STUCKY Symphony (LA Phil commission)
  • Andrew BIRD Time Is a Crooked Bow (Song Suite with Orchestra, arranged & orchestrated by Gabriel KAHANE)
  • Additional solo selections by Andrew Bird to be announced from the stage

Artists

  • Andrew Bird
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Gabriel Kahane, electric guitar
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Moby & Los Angeles Philharmonic

The musical maverick unveils a world premiere event with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil.

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Program

  • Gabriela ORTÍZ Téenek — Invenciones de Territorio (LA Phil commission)
  • Julia ADOLPHE Underneath the Sheen (LA Phil commission)
  • Moby God Moving Over the Face of the Waters
  • Selections by Moby with and without orchestra to be announced from the stage

Artists

  • Moby
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Jason White Singers
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Herbie Hancock & Los Angeles Philharmonic

It’s a night of epic improvisation with the master jazz innovator, who performs in collaboration with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil.

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Program

  • John ADAMS City Noir (LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • Selections by Herbie Hancock with and without orchestra to be announced from the stage

Artists

  • Herbie Hancock, keyboards
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
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LA Fest: La Santa Cecilia

Blending the Pan-American beats of cumbia, bossa nova, and bolero with rock, ska, and R&B, Los Angeles natives La Santa Cecilia celebrate the sounds of their hometown during LA Fest.

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Artists

  • La Santa Cecilia
  • Filarmónica Maqueos Music