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Stravinsky and Shostakovich with Dudamel

Sat / Oct 7, 2023 - 8:00PM

Dudamel leads The Firebird and Villa-Lobos’ mystical Uirapuru, and Sheku Kanneh-Mason weaves magic of his own with Shostakovich.

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About this Performance

Sheku Kanneh-Mason has transcended from a young talented cellist turning heads at the BBC Proms and 2018 royal wedding to a must-see artist performing the world over. In a recent concert at the Hollywood Bowl, the Los Angeles Times said, “His playing is big and bold. He digs deeply for the cello’s deepest, most poignant character.” Mason joins forces again with the LA Phil for one of his specialties: Shostakovich’s ever-shifting and haunting First Concerto. Dudamel leads the LA Phil in Villa-Lobos, including Uirapuru—subtitled “O passarinho encantado” (The Enchanted Little Bird)–which was inspired by a bird in the composer’s homeland of Brazil with the ability to create a stunning variety of songs. A magical avian of a different feather next takes flight with Stravinsky’s original suite from The Firebird.

This performance is generously supported by the Elaine and Bram Goldsmith Great Artists Fund.

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