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Invitational Rehearsal:
Gershwin and Rachmaninoff

Fri / Oct 13, 2023 - 10:00AM

Everything from jazz to Gregorian chant weaves together for a wide-ranging and dance-inspired program.


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.

This is a Donor Invitational Rehearsal.
Friends and Patrons of the LA Phil at the $150 Sonata level and higher are invited to enjoy our popular Invitational Rehearsals presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Based on your membership level, you may be able to attend as many as six different rehearsals at each venue.

Log in to view your eligibility under My Invitations, on the lower half of your account page. If you are not currently a member of the Friends of the LA Phil, join now to gain access to this event. 

Please Note:

  • Due to the nature of a working rehearsal, late seating will not be permitted.
  • Space is limited. Please RSVP promptly and inform us of any changes in your plans to attend.
  • Due to the nature of a working rehearsal, children under 6 years old will not be admitted to Donor Invitational Rehearsals at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
  • Invitational Rehearsals are not ticketed events; your name will be on a list at check-in. For more information, please email
  • The rehearsal may omit some portions of the complete concert program and is subject to change, including the time and date of the event. You may refer to for full concert programming. Digital program notes will be provided for each rehearsal.
  • Please, no photography or videotaping

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