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Gustavo Dudamel conducts a ballet, an opera, and an inventive patriotic program that looks at the shared stories that help define America. Plus, Mahler’s Fifth, Pictures at an Exhibition, a Baroque Christmas, and multiple world and U.S. premieres round out this wide-ranging eight-concert package.

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(Canceled) Dudamel Conducts Norman and Ginastera

Dudamel leads Ginastera’s Estancia with Brazilian modern dancers, plus music by a pair of California composers

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Program

  • Gabriella SMITH Tumblebird Contrails
  • Andrew NORMAN Violin Concerto (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • GINASTERA Estancia

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Leila Josefowicz, violin
  • Gustavo Castillo, baritone
  • Grupo Corpo
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(Canceled) Dudamel, Bernstein, and Marches for Our Time

Modern takes on Sousa and dances from West Side Story

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Program

  • Angélica NEGRÓN new work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • BERNSTEIN Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
  • Intermission
  • BERNSTEIN Divertimento
  • SOUSA Marches and Commission Project:
  • -- New works by Saad Haddad, Viet Cuong, Jonathan Bailey Holland, and Clarice Assad

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
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(Canceled) Nixon in China with Dudamel

An iconic American opera – in a highly acclaimed production – explores the humanity behind history-become-myth.

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Program

  • John ADAMS Nixon in China

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Elkhanah Pulitzer, director
  • Bill Morrison, film designer
  • Alexander V. Nichols, scenic and projection designer
  • Elisabeth A. Scott, costume designer
  • David Finn, lighting designer
  • Ryan McKinny, Nixon
  • Craig Colclough, Kissinger
  • Joélle Harvey, Pat Nixon
  • Joo Won Kang, Chou En-lai
  • John Matthew Myers, Mao
  • So Young Park, Madame Mao
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, artistic director
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(Canceled) Baroque Christmas Celebration

A holiday-themed celebration with joyous music by Bach and Handel.

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Program

  • BACH Cantata No. 1 from Christmas Oratorio
  • HANDEL Royal Fireworks Music
  • Intermission
  • BACH Sinfonia to Cantata No. 42
  • BACH Cantata No. 6 from Christmas Oratorio

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Ton Koopman, conductor
  • Yetzabel Arias Fernandez, soprano
  • Maarten Engeltjes, countertenor
  • Nils Giebelhausen, tenor
  • Jesse Blumberg, baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, artistic director
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(Canceled) Viotti Conducts Scheherazade

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Program

  • RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead
  • RAVEL Piano Concerto in G
  • Intermission
  • RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Scheherazade

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Lorenzo Viotti, conductor
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
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(Canceled) Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky

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Program

  • Elizabeth OGONEK new work for orchestra (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
  • Intermission
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Elim Chan, conductor
  • Renaud Capuçon, violin
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(Canceled) Pictures at an Exhibition with Mälkki

The LA Phil’s brilliant Principal Guest Conductor leads Mussorgsky’s classic Pictures.

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Program

  • Enno POPPE Fett (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • SIBELIUS Violin Concerto (original version)
  • Intermission
  • MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Isabelle Faust, violin
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(Canceled) Mahler 5 with Dudamel

Gustavo leads Mahler’s monumental and memorable Fifth Symphony.

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Program

  • Julia ADOLPHE Violin Concerto (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Martin Chalifour, violin