About this Performance
Returning after previous successes, conductor Xian Zhang leads with Nokuthula Ngwenyama’s captivating and soaring Primal Message. The 2018 world premiere of Julia Adolphe’s LA Phil-commissioned Underneath the Sheen earned the composer praise for her ability to write with “grandeur as well as intimacy.” Adolphe’s new Violin Concerto—commissioned before the pandemic—will receive its first-ever performance with the help of Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour. Finally, it’s one of Beethoven’s most exciting symphonies, from the much-loved beauties of its funereal second movement to the ecstatic revels of its explosive finale.
This performance is generously supported in part by the Kohl Virtuoso Violin Fund.See other concerts in this series
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Upbeat Live with Brian Lauritzen
Event starts at 1:00PM
Before the concert, some of the sharpest musical minds around – including members of the LA Phil – guide you through the evening’s music, complete with a Q&A session for any lingering questions. This free event is held in BP Hall, accessible after your ticket is scanned.Learn More