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Invitational Rehearsal: Dudamel Leads Beethoven and Strauss

Thu / May 2, 2024 - 10:00AM

An "Impossible Dream” pairing of Gustavo Dudamel and Maria João Pires.


About this Performance

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil lead Strauss’ Don Quixote, an epic tone poem that pits the infamous “Man of La Mancha” against a flurry of windmills and wizards, featuring the LA Phil’s Principal Cello Robert deMaine and Principal Viola Teng Li as soloists. BBC Music Magazine lists Maria João Pires’ rendition of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 among the work’s best recordings, writing, “You know you’re in for something very special when the first chord of this piano concerto makes you sit up, senses instantly attuned...[Maria João] Pires’ minute shaping and shading are just as captivating. She can make what looks on paper like a formulaic ‘brilliant’ figuration into an expressive event in itself.

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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