Come as you are to Casual Fridays. These shorter concerts begin with a musician introducing the program. After the concert, you can stay in your seat for the Q&A onstage or go straight to the after-party for drinks with orchestra members.

4 Events
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Cameron Carpenter Plays Saint-Saëns

The iconoclastic organist takes on the famed composer’s crushing power chords.

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Program

  • Christopher CERRONE: The Insects Became Magnetic (World premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting)
  • POULENC: Organ Concerto
  • SAINT-SAËNS: Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Roderick Cox conductor
  • Cameron Carpenter organ
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Adams & Glass

Conductor John Adams leads a world premiere by his fellow composer Philip Glass to celebrate our Centennial.

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Program

  • John ADAMS: Grand Pianola Music
  • Philip GLASS: Symphony No. 12, Lodger, from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • John Adams conductor
  • Marc-André Hamelin piano
  • Orli Shaham piano
  • James McVinnie piano
  • Zanaida Robles vocals
  • Holly Sedillos vocals
  • Kristen Toedtman vocals
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Gershwin & Ravel

It’s a meeting of the masters: two extraordinary composers, brought together by two brilliant French artists and the LA Phil.

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Program

  • GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture
  • RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
  • GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Lionel Bringuier conductor
  • Hélène Grimaud piano
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Emanuel Ax Plays Mozart

Feel the propulsive energy of musical masterpieces by Mozart and Beethoven.

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Program

  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 22, in E-flat, K. 482
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Emanuel Ax piano