Skip to page content

An Alpine Symphony with Salonen

Fri / Oct 27, 2023 - 8:00PM

Esa-Pekka Salonen returns to scale Strauss’ musical summit, and Nico Muhly plays with the scale of intervals in his violin concerto.

No Longer Available


About this Performance

From a glowing sunrise peeking out over the Alps to the pastoral sounds of sheep and a perilous storm on the summit, Richard Strauss takes listeners on a colorful musical journey up the mountain and down again. Conductor Emeritus Esa-Pekka Salonen guides the LA Phil as it scales An Alpine Symphony filled with drama and more than a few musical special effects. The remarkable Pekka Kuusisto performs Nico Muhly’s Shrink, a concerto composed for the Finnish violinist that takes its name from shrinking intervals around which the piece was constructed. NPR called Muhly’s innovative crafting “fresh and vital.” The concert opens with a new fanfare Salonen composed in honor of his friend and Walt Disney Concert Hall architect Frank Gehry.

This performance is generously supported by the Frank Gehry Fund for Creativity and the Kohl Virtuoso Violin Fund.

See other concerts in this series

Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change. Ticket limits may apply. All sales are final.