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SU3 is the only series this year that includes Gustavo leading Beethoven’s ultimate symphonic creation. Tchaikovsky, Copland, Mahler, Adams, Ives, Dvořák, and Sondheim are just some of the other composers you’ll hear, conducted by such masters as Dudamel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Zubin Mehta, and Susanna Mälkki. 

8 Events
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Beethoven’s Ninth with Dudamel

Dudamel leads Beethoven’s ultimate symphony.

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Program

  • Gabriela ORTÍZ Yanga (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from R. Martin Chavez)
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Golda Schultz, soprano
  • Tamara Mumford, mezzo
  • Mario Chang, tenor
  • James Rutherford, bass-baritone
  • Tambuco Percussion Ensemble
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
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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’s Mahler

Mahler’s overwhelmingly transcendent Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection.”

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Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 2, "Resurrection"
  • No Intermission

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta, conductor
  • Chen Reiss, soprano
  • Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
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John Adams & Julia Wolfe

Julia Wolfe’s premiere explores the psychedelic ’60s. Adams’ acclaimed work explores music itself.

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Program

  • Julia WOLFE Flower Power (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • John ADAMS Naive and Sentimental Music (LA Phil commission)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • John Adams, conductor
  • Bang on a Can All-Stars
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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) Piatigorsky International Cello Festival: Adolphe Concerto

A cello celebration descends upon Walt Disney Concert Hall with wondrous results.

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Program

  • Camille PÉPIN Vajrayana
  • Julia ADOLPHE Chrysalis (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Karen Kamensek, conductor
  • Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
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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) Sunday in the Park with George

Dudamel delves into the life of an artist via a magnificent American musical.

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Program

  • Sunday in the Park with George
    Book by James Lapine • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Zack Winokur, director