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Under Creative Director John Adams, Green Umbrella is at the heart of the LA Phil’s commitment to the future of our art. Besides leading the LA Phil New Music Group, each conductor this season has also collaborated in curating their program, providing more perspectives on today’s varied voices.

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John Adams & Jay Campbell

The fascinating first Green Umbrella program of the season is cello-centric.

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Program

  • Gabriella SMITH Carrot Revolution for string quartet
  • Marc SABAT Partite Requiem (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Eric WUBBELS gretchen am spinnrade
  • Intermission
  • Sky MACKLAY Swarm Collecting (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Deborah Borda Women in the Arts Initiative)
  • Tristan PERICH Formations for solo cello and electronics

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • John Adams, conductor
  • Jay Campbell, cello
  • Eric Wubbels, piano
  • Co-curated by John Adams and Jay Campbell
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A Tribute to Oliver Knussen

We celebrate our late colleague with this Green Umbrella program.

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Program

  • KNUSSEN Two Organa
  • Huw WATKINS Piano Quartet
  • KNUSSEN Ophelia Dances Book 1
  • Helen GRIME A Cold Spring
  • Intermission
  • HARVEY Mortuos Plango, Vivos Voco
  • KNUSSEN Reflection
  • Colin MATTHEWS Hidden Variables

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Leila Josefowicz, violin
  • John Novacek, piano
  • Co-curated by Susanna Mälkki and Leila Josefowicz
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Bjarnason & Ólafsson

Bjarnason and Ólafsson reflect the sound world of their Nordic roots.

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Program

  • Bent SØRENSEN The Weeping White Room
  • Kaija SAARIAHO Sept Papillons for solo cello
  • Thurídur JÓNSDÓTTIR The CV of a Butterfly (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Daníel BJARNASON 5 Possibilities for piano, cello and clarinet
  • Bent SØRENSEN Mignon – Papillons for piano and strings (U.S. premiere)
  • Post-concert set:
  • Daníel BJARNASON Qui Tollis
  • Kaija SAARIAHO Trois Rivières
  • Rolf WALLIN Stonewave

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Daníel Bjarnason, conductor
  • Víkingur Ólafsson, piano
  • Eric Byers, cello
  • Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
  • Co-curated by Daníel Bjarnason and Víkingur Ólafsson
  • Post-concert set:
  • Joseph Pereira, conductor and percussion
  • Matthew Howard, percussion
  • Jeffrey Grant, percussion
  • Nick Terry, percussion
  • Tyler Stell, percussion
  • Andres Rosenthal Piccardo, percussion
  • Eduardo Meneses, percussion
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(Canceled) Du Yun & David Bloom

Be inspired by the unexpected creations of these composers.

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Program

  • Carlos Gutiérrez QUIROGA Jintili
  • Vicente ALEXIM Impulses
  • Aida SHIRAZI Lullaby for Shattered Angels
  • Mazz SWIFT New Work for Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil Commission with generous support from The Hillenburg Family)
  • DU YUN new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Rajna SWAMINATHAN new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • David Bloom, conductor
  • Co-curated by Du Yun and David Bloom
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(Canceled) Steve Reich Premiere

Don’t miss this evening devoted to Steve Reich, including a multimedia premiere.

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Program

  • Steve REICH Double Sextet
  • Steve REICH Runner
  • Steve REICH Reich/Richter (West Coast premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Brad Lubman, conductor