About this Performance
Thomas Adès exemplifies a generation of composers who drew upon the long history of symphonic music but rethought those traditional forms with a post-modern eye and sometimes ironic distancing. Adès both curates and conducts an evening featuring an international selection of Gen X composers, and violinist Pekka Kuusisto shines in music by Francisco Coll and the U.S. premiere of Adès’ Marchentanze.
As a post-concert bonus on the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage, Thomas Adès turns from conductor to pianist with Pekka Kuusisto for two duets, Stravinsky’s Duo concertant and Ravel’s Sonata for Violin and Piano.
The Gen X Festival is generously supported by the Contemporary Initiatives Fund.
The LA Phil’s Humanities Programs are generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.
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Upbeat Live with Veronika Krausas
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.
Drinks in The Garden
Event starts at 6:30PM
Set the tone for your night with Drinks in The Garden. Enjoy a drink on us in the lush and leafy ambiance of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s rooftop garden.
Subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.