With half these concerts conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, this wide-ranging series features numerous highlights – including Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George – and major guest artists, such as pianists Yuja Wang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Emanuel Ax. 

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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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Dudamel & Yuja Wang

A program of high energy and invention comes alive with Gustavo and Yuja.

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Program

  • GINASTERA: Variaciones concertantes
  • John ADAMS: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • STRAVINSKY: The Rite of Spring

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Yuja Wang piano
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The Weimar Republic: Germany 1918-1933
Salonen Conducts The Seven Deadly Sins

Vibrant musical theater from the Weimar Republic.

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Program

  • HINDEMITH: Murderer, the Hope of Women
  • Intermission
  • WEILL: The Seven Deadly Sins

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Simon McBurney director
  • Gerard McBurney dramaturge
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Ives 3 & Dvořák 9 with Dudamel

Dudamel shows us two musical views of America through this unexpected pairing.

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Program

  • IVES: The Unanswered Question
  • IVES: Symphony No. 3, “The Camp Meeting”
  • Intermission
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 9, “New World”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
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Adès Conducts Adès

Music from the last 100 years that bursts with colorful creativity.

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Program

  • STRAVINSKY: Petrushka
  • Thomas ADÈS: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra (West Coast premiere)
  • JANÁČEK: Sinfonietta

Artists

  • Thomas Adès conductor
  • Kirill Gerstein piano
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Prokofiev & Shostakovich

Two Russian masterpieces are joined by a new work from Iceland.

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Program

  • Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR: Metacosmos
  • PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2
  • Intermission
  • SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Karina Canellakis conductor
  • Nicola Benedetti violin
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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
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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
  • Emanuel Ax piano