To start this series, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic with pianist Javier Perianes in an evening of Mozart’s extraordinary music. Also featured in this multifaceted series are a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 by Sergio Tiempo, the world premiere of an original composition by LA Phil Principal Timpanist Joseph Pereira, an update to Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing, and the rarely performed Das Paradies und die Peri by Schumann conducted by Dudamel and directed by Peter Sellars.

8 Events
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Mozart 1791: Final Piano Concerto

Dudamel conducts Mozart’s final piano concerto, beginning our season with incandescent inspiration.

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Program

  • MOZART: Overture to La clemenza di Tito
  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
  • MOZART: “Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio” from La clemenza di Tito
  • MOZART: Laut verkünde unsre Freude, K. 623
  • MOZART: Ave verum corpus, K. 618

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Javier Perianes piano
  • J’Nai Bridges mezzo-soprano
  • Paul Appleby tenor
  • Shenyang bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Be enchanted by the orchestral magic of this wonderful program of Shakespeare and Mendelssohn.

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Program

  • MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with scenes from Shakespeare’s play)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale performer
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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Tchaikovsky's First Piano Concerto

A tour-de-force Romantic concerto that will leave you breathless.

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Program

  • Chen Yi: Ge Zu (Antiphony)
  • TCHAIKOVSKY: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 6

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Xian Zhang conductor
  • Sergio Tiempo piano
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Dudamel Conducts Brahms

Dudamel excites and inspires as he engages with the Romantic genius.

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Program

  • STRAVINSKY: Fireworks
  • Joseph PEREIRA: Concerto for timpani and two percussion (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 68

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Joseph Pereira timpani
  • Maraca2 percussion
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Composer Salonen: Wing on Wing

Our Conductor Laureate revisits the piece he composed for the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall alongside music of Beethoven and Mozart.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
  • MOZART: The Impresario, K. 486
  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Wing on Wing

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Vilde Frang violin
  • Hila Plitmann soprano
  • So Young Park soprano
  • Joshua Dennis tenor
  • Christopher Job bass-baritone
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Beethoven & Sibelius

A pair of symbiotic second symphonies from a pair of masters.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 2
  • SIBELIUS: Symphony No. 2

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Herbert Blomstedt conductor
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Dudamel Conducts Beethoven 9 & Bernstein

Two works for orchestra with chorus showcase musical intensity and incisive detail in an expert pairing.

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Program

  • BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms
  • Intermission
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • John Holiday countertenor
  • Julianna Di Giacomo soprano
  • Jennifer Johnson Cano mezzo-soprano
  • Michael König tenor
  • Craig Colclough bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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Schumann Focus: Das Paradies

Dudamel teams with iconic director Peter Sellars and innovative video artist Refik Anadol for the poignant and rarely performed oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (Part One, Part Two)
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (Part Three)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Peter Sellars director
  • Refik Anadol media artist
  • James F. Ingalls lighting designer
  • Lucy Crowe peri
  • Joshua Stewart narrator
  • Ying Fang young maiden
  • Benjamin Bliss young man
  • Tamara Mumford angel
  • Davóne Tines old man
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director