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Sunday afternoons, a great time for a concert, will be jam-packed with music of all kinds and sizes, with half of this series conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Highlights include American icons, The Rite of Spring, Ax playing Beethoven, Salonen leading Weill and Hindemith, and much more. 

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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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Dudamel Conducts Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky

Dudamel and music by the Russian Romantic and the Russian Revolutionary.

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Program

  • RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Intermission
  • STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Seong-Jin Cho, 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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Beethoven with Emanuel Ax

The timeless power of Beethoven: 3rd Piano Concerto with Ax and the iconic 5th Symphony.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN Coriolan Overture
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
  • Intermission
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor
  • Emanuel Ax, piano
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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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Power to the People!
Yolanda Adams with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil

The “Queen of Contemporary Gospel Music” joins the LA Phil in a joyous celebration of the spirit.

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Program

  • Jessie MONTGOMERY Banner
  • ELLINGTON Three Black Kings
  • Intermission
  • Yolanda Adams with the LA Phil
  • All orchestra arrangements for Yolanda Adams and West Angeles Choir by Leon Lacey

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Yolanda Adams
  • West Angeles Church of God in Christ Choir
  • Dr. Judith McAllister, director
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(Canceled) Mälkki Conducts Sibelius

The Finnish conductor leads an all-Finnish program, including a premiere.

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Program

  • Kaija SAARIAHO Vista (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Carol Grigor and the Esa-Pekka Salonen Commissions Fund)
  • Intermission
  • SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
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(Canceled) Dudamel Conducts Norman & Prokofiev

With Dudamel, a charismatic cellist performs a brand-new cello concerto.

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Program

  • Andrew NORMAN Unstuck
  • Andrew NORMAN Cello Concerto (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Johannes Moser, cello