About this Performance
Although his time in Beverly Hills was brief, Rachmaninoff made the most of its pleasures—gardening, cars, and a circle of artists and luminaries who inspired one another. On any day, Rachmaninoff could be found playing piano duos in his living room with Vladimir Horowitz or dining with new friends like Igor Stravinsky. Taking place at Edward Doheny’s historic Greystone Mansion & Gardens, Rachmaninoff’s Beverly Hills invites audiences to explore different aspects of the composer’s life in the area through a screening of Walt Disney’s The Opry House and other early music-inspired cartoons, a lecture on Rachmaninoff’s friendship with Igor Stravinsky, and an intimate musical performance.
Rachmaninoff Was Here is a series of public programs exploring the creative communities that the composer either participated in or which were flourishing concurrent to his brief but important time as a Beverly Hills resident in the early 1940s.
The LA Phil Humanities Initiative is generously supported by Linda and David Shaheen.
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Enhance Your Experience
Concerts and Humanities Events • FEB 2-19, 2023
Across two weekends, Yuja Wang, Gustavo and the LA Phil will perform all four of Rachmaninoff’s lush and virtuosic piano concertos. The festival also includes Humanities events inviting audiences to explore the artistic communities that were flourishing during the composer’s brief but important time in LA.