Masses by Haydn & Beethoven

Tranquil beauty and high drama light up Walt Disney Concert Hall.



  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Ailyn Pérez soprano
  • Anna Larsson mezzo-soprano
  • David Portillo tenor
  • Matthias Goerne bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director

About This Performance

For listeners used to the brawny drama of Beethoven’s Fifth and the epic vision of his Missa solemnis, the composer’s Mass in C may surprise with its tranquility and beauty. In contrast, Haydn’s most performed Mass is highly dramatic, with a soaring soprano solo and masterfully interwoven choral lines.

Pre-Concert Talk: Upbeat Live
With Kristi Brown-Montesano – 7pm
Enhance your concert experience with a pre-concert talk starting at 7pm. Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. 

The May 25 performance is generously underwritten by Performance Patrons Eva and Marc Stern.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.