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 ORTIZ: new work for chorus and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Golda Schultz soprano
  • Tamara Mumford mezzo-soprano
  • Mario Chang tenor
  • James Rutherford bass-baritone
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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’s Mahler

Revelations from beyond by Mahler and Mehta.

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Program

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

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta conductor
  • Kristin Lewis soprano
  • Mihoko Fujimura mezzo-soprano
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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Adams Conducts Adams

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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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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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: Cello Concerto (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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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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Sunday in the Park with George

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

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Program

  • Book by James Lapine • Music and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim: Sunday in the Park with George (1984)

Artists

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