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Invitational Rehearsal:
Mahler 6 with Dudamel

Thu / Jan 11, 2024 - 10:00AM

Hammer blows fall when Dudamel leads Mahler’s emotionally complex “Tragic” Symphony.


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About this Performance

The “Tragic” Symphony thrusts the audience into the composer’s inner world, and Mahler specialist Gustavo Dudamel has been celebrated for expertly shaping the soaring emotional peaks and valleys that run throughout the Sixth. Percussion in many ways frames the emotional extremes Mahler sought to capture, first with cowbells evoking a nostalgic image of country life and then with the famous hammer blows. Each gut-shaking strike represents a fated doom that drowns out happy memory. But while it is a dark path, sharing in this very human emotional journey is ultimately life-affirming.

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.

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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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