About this Performance
Acclaimed LA-born-and-raised conductor Michael Tilson Thomas conducts his own song cycle on lyric poems by Rainer Maria Rilke. Tilson Thomas said he was influenced by Schubert, Mahler, and Berg in this cycle but blends that with a decidedly American point of view that the San Francisco Chronicle likened to “a Schubertian cowboy song.” MTT wraps up this program with Sergei Prokofiev’s inspiring war-time Symphony, one of his greatest accomplishments; its overwhelmingly uplifting spirit struck an immediate chord with audiences around the world and has done so ever since.See other concerts in this series
Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.
Enhance Your Experience
Drinks in The Garden
Event starts at 6:30PM
Set the tone for your night with Drinks in The Garden. Starting at 6:30pm, you can enjoy music and your first drink on us in the lush and leafy ambiance of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s Blue Ribbon Garden.
Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.
Upbeat Live with Thomas Neenan
Event starts at 7:00PM
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.