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Invitational Rehearsal:
Prokofiev and Smetana

Thu / Nov 17, 2022 - 1:30PM - 3:30PM

Abduraimov takes on Prokofiev and Xian Zhang returns to conduct Smetana.

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About this Performance

Qigang Chen manipulates traditional Chinese musical materials with Western musical techniques in his virtuoso piece for string orchestra. The brilliant Behzod Abduraimov performs Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the most technically formidable piano concertos in the standard repertoire. The remarkable Xian Zhang returns to LA to conduct this program, which ends with three of the six tone poems Smetana wrote to describe his fatherland, including the wildly popular The Moldau.

This is an exclusive Invitational Rehearsal.
Friends and Patrons of the LA Phil at the $150 Sonata level and higher are invited to enjoy our popular Invitational Rehearsals presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Based on your membership level, you may be able to attend as many as six different rehearsals at each venue.
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Please Note:

  • Due to the nature of a working rehearsal, late seating will not be permitted.
  • Space is limited. Please RSVP promptly and inform us of any changes in your plans to attend.
  • Invitational Rehearsals are not ticketed events; your name will be on a list at check-in. For more information, please email
  • The rehearsal may omit some portions of the complete concert program and is subject to change, including the time and date of the event. You may refer to for full concert programming. Digital program notes will be provided for each rehearsal. 
  • Please note that Invitational Rehearsals are working rehearsals for the LA Phil and that standard venue policies and courtesies apply. Please visit our website here for more information. In accordance with our venue safety policy, guests must wear a mask at all times unless they are actively eating or drinking in designated areas. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health recommends all guests, 6 months and older, either be fully vaccinated or obtain a negative COVID-19 viral test prior to entry, but it is not required.




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