Beloved former LA Phil Music Director Zubin Mehta conducts Bruckner and Mozart, and the LA Phil’s new Principal Guest Conductor Susanna Mälkki leads an evening that includes the massive Alpine Symphony. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Leila Josefowicz in a performance of his Violin Concerto. The series opens and closes with Gustavo Dudamel leading two afternoons devoted to Mozart and Schumann, respectively.

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Mozart 1791: Scenes from The Magic Flute

Dudamel soars as he conducts selections from Mozart’s enchanted opera.

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Program

  • MOZART: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
  • MOZART: Selections from The Magic Flute, K. 620

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Martin Fröst clarinet
  • Julia Bullock Pamina
  • Paul Appleby Tamino
  • Elliot Madore Papageno
  • Jessica Pratt Queen of the Night
  • Additional artists to be announced
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West Side Story

Experience the timeless epic, accompanied by the LA Phil.

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Program

  • BERNSTEIN: West Side Story

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • David Newman conductor
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Mozart & Bruckner with Michael Tilson Thomas

Michael Tilson Thomas weaves a captivating spell in this powerful pairing of musical greats.

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Program

  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23 in A, K. 488
  • BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 9

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Michael Tilson Thomas conductor
  • Khatia Buniatishvili piano
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Mälkki, Strauss & Dance

Our Principal Guest Conductor builds powerful momentum – with help from Tero Saarinen’s dance company.

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Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Webern): Ricercar
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Concerto for cello and orchestra, en forme de pas de trois (U.S. premiere)
  • STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Robert deMaine cello
  • Tero Saarinen Company
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Composer Salonen: Violin Concerto

Esa-Pekka Salonen and Leila Josefowicz team up once again for our Conductor Laureate’s Violin Concerto.

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Program

  • BIBER: Battalia
  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Violin Concerto
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Leila Josefowicz violin
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Mahler’s Song of the Earth (SU2)

Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in Mahler at his most transcendent.

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Program

  • MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Russell Thomas tenor
  • Tamara Mumford mezzo-soprano
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Dvořák's 7th

A striking symphony from the Czech master, plus Bruch’s poignant concerto played by the amazing Labèque sisters.

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Program

  • RAVEL: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose; piano four-hands)
  • BRUCH: Concerto in A-flat minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 88a
  • Intermission
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Semyon Bychkov conductor
  • Katia and Marielle Labèque pianos
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Schumann Focus: Symphony No. 4 • Cello Concerto

For the second weekend of the Schumann Focus, Dudamel and the LA Phil present the composer’s dramatic and powerful Fourth Symphony. Argentine cellist Sol Gabetta joins them for the lyrical flights of Schumann’s Cello Concerto.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN: Overture to Genoveva, Op. 81
  • SCHUMANN: Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN: Symphony No. 4, in D minor, Op. 120

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Sol Gabetta performer