Add the intense rush of exploration and the thrill of discovery to stunning concert experiences and you get Green Umbrella, the Los Angeles Philharmonic at its most daring. This season, the acclaimed new-music series includes the world premieres of Annie Gosfield’s War of the Worlds and Ted Hearne’s opera Place. Conductors include Gustavo Dudamel, John Adams, Susanna Mälkki, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Christopher Rountree.

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CDMX: New Music from Mexico

Sample the sounds that make Mexico a central destination for cutting-edge musical discovery.

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Program

  • Édgar GUZMÁN: new work for chamber ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Juan Felipe Waller: new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Ivan NARANJO: new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Diana SYRSE: new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Alejandro CASTAÑOS: new work for chamber ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Carlos Miguel Prieto conductor
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War of the Worlds

Yuval Sharon’s modern take on a “fake news” classic.

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Program

  • Annie GOSFIELD: War of the Worlds (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Christopher Rountree conductor
  • Yuval Sharon director
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Green Umbrella: Mälkki Conducts

Our Principal Guest Conductor illuminates the edge of the avant-garde.

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Program

  • Francesca VERUNELLI: Unfolding
  • Marcos BALTER: new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Francesco FILIDEI: Toccata
  • Helmut LACHENMANN: Mouvement

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
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Adams Conducts

The LA Phil Creative Chair leads a provocative program, including intense work from Julius Eastman.

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Program

  • Anna THORVALDSDOTTIR: Aura
  • Andrew MCINTOSH: Shasta (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • EASTMAN: Evil Nigger
  • MARTIRANO: L's G.A. (with projections by Ron Nameth)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • John Adams conductor
  • Dynasty Battles piano
  • Michelle Cann piano
  • Joanne Pearce Martin piano
  • Vicki Ray piano
  • Ron Athey politico
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Dudamel Conducts Hearne World Premiere

Join us for a night of provocative music, featuring a world premiere exploring the complexities of American life.

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Program

  • Ted HEARNE: Place (world premiere, commissioned by the LA Phil, Barbican Centre and Beth Morrison Projects)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Patricia McGregor director
  • Saul Williams and Ted Hearne co-librettists