About this Performance
Coincident Dances was inspired by a walk Jessie Montgomery took through the streets of New York, hearing everything from Ghanaian dance music and Latin Jazz to techno and English consort music. She asks the orchestra to play the role of a “DJ of a multicultural dance track,” setting a theme of blending musical languages and influences that’s picked up by Igor Levit in George Gershwin’s Concerto in F, which offers its own notes of dance hall jazz, blues, classical, and more than a hint of New York City life. Elim Chan leads the LA Phil in Symphonic Dances, a thrilling, rhythmic orchestral showpiece and Rachmaninoff’s final work that draws from ancient sacred chant, Modernist harmony, and a bit of everything in between.See other concerts in this series
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Enhance Your Experience
Upbeat Live with Brian Lauritzen
Event starts at 6:45PM
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 the main auditorium, accessible after your ticket is scanned.
Join special guests and performers for an on-stage chat after this shortened concert, then hang with orchestra members in BP Hall over complimentary craft beer tastings generously provided by Eagle Rock Brewery.