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Invitational Rehearsal:
Elgar and Vaughan Williams

Thu / Apr 4, 2024 - 10:00AM

A sharp contrast of resilience and hope from Vaughan Williams and despair from Elgar.


About this Performance

Leading Australian conductor Simone Young leads the LA Phil in the wild display of unconventional forms that is Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Eighth Symphony. The shortest of his symphonies, the Eighth shows Vaughan Williams fashioning a refined and cultured English dreamscape while searching for a theme and dedicating entire movements to winds and strings. Considered to be his most raw and emotional composition, Elgar’s dark and dramatic response to the end of World War I—and his own life—is richly blended together by the bow of French cellist and LA Phil favorite Gautier Capuçon.

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.
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  • 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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