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
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Enhance Your Experience
Upbeat Live with Veronika Krausas
Event starts at 12:45PM
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.Learn More