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This wonderful Saturday night series features three past and present music directors, including three programs conducted by Gustavo Dudamel: beloved American composers, Ives and Dvořák, and the gargantuan Gurrelieder. Even our dynamic Principal Guest Conductor, Susanna Mälkki, is represented, leading The Planets.

8 Events
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Dudamel Conducts Gershwin & Copland

Beauty and bravura by American masters.

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Program

  • BARBER Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • GERSHWIN Concerto in F
  • Intermission
  • PREVIN Can Spring be Far Behind?
  • COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Julia Bullock, soprano
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Salonen & Sibelius

Soprano Golda Schultz joins Salonen for Sibelius’ evocative "Luonnotar."

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Program

  • SIBELIUS Luonnotar
  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN Gemini (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting)
  • SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  • Golda Schultz, soprano
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Tchaikovsky & Copland with MTT

Experience the dynamic Trifonov playing Tchaikovsky’s quintessential Romantic piano concerto.

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Program

  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Dubinushka
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Intermission
  • COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
  • Daniil Trifonov, piano
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Mehta Conducts Wagner & More

Highlights from The Twilight of the Gods, followed by early modernist works.

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Program

  • WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey
  • WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Funeral Music
  • WAGNER Götterdämmerung: Immolation Scene
  • Intermission
  • SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1
  • WEBERN Six Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 6
  • WEBERN Concerto for Nine Instruments, Op. 24

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta, conductor
  • Christine Goerke, soprano
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The Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933
Weill’s Violin Concerto with Salonen

Salonen leads significant works from the Weimar Republic.

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Program

  • HINDEMITH Rag Time (on a theme of J.S. Bach)
  • WEILL Violin Concerto
  • Intermission
  • BACH (arr. Schoenberg) “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele,” BWV 654
  • BACH (arr. Schoenberg) “Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist,” BWV 667
  • HINDEMITH Symphony: Mathis der Maler

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  • Carolin Widmann, violin
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Dvořák 8 & Ives 2

Dudamel lays out the greatness of these masters of music of the people.

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Program

  • IVES Symphony No. 2
  • Intermission
  • DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 8

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
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(Canceled) The Planets

After a new concerto for flute and bass, the personalities of the planets come alive.

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Program

  • Felipe LARA Double Concerto (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • HOLST The Planets

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Claire Chase, flute
  • Esperanza Spalding, bass
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
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(Canceled) Gustavo Conducts Gurrelieder

Dudamel presides over a massive expression of tragic love.

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Program

  • SCHOENBERG Gurrelieder
  • No Intermission

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Christiane Libor, Tove
  • Jennifer Johnson Cano, Wood Dove
  • Simon O'Neill, King Waldemar
  • Hubert Francis, Klaus the Fool
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, artistic director