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 American Icons

Beauty and bravura by American masters.

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Program

  • BARBER: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
  • GERSHWIN: Concerto in F
  • Intermission
  • PREVIN: new work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • COPLAND: Appalachian Spring Suite

Artists

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

Salonen conducts Salonen and Sibelius.

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Program

  • SIBELIUS: Luonnotar
  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Castor and Pollux (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 5

Artists

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

Experience a dynamo play the quintessential Romantic piano concerto.

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Program

  • 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

Mehta takes an adventurous look at music from the 19th to the 20th centuries.

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Program

  • WAGNER: Götterdämmerung: Rhine Journey
  • WAGNER: Götterdämmerung: Funeral Music
  • WAGNER: Götterdämmerung: Immolation Scene
  • Intermission
  • SCHOENBERG: Chamber Symphony
  • Anton WEBERN: Six Pieces for Orchestra
  • Anton 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 6
  • HINDEMITH: Symphony: Mathis der Maler

Artists

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

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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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
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Gustavo Conducts Gurrelieder

Dudamel presides over a massive expression of tragic love.

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Program

  • SCHOENBERG: Gurrelieder

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon artistic director