Audiences at this Thursday evening series will be the first in the world to hear new works by Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and John Adams. You’ll also hear Mehta conducting Brahms and Dudamel leading Mahler’s 8th.

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Romeo & Juliet

Innovative choreographer Benjamin Millepied joins Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra for Prokofiev’s acclaimed work.

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Program

  • PROKOFIEV: Romeo and Juliet (complete)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Benjamin Millepied choreographer
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Mälkki, Reich & Mahler

Hear a world premiere from Steve Reich and Mahler’s unforgettable Fifth.

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Program

  • Steve REICH: Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
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Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 1

Zubin Mehta unleashes Brahms’ rich, roiling waves of power with Yefim Bronfman.

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Program

  • BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 1
  • Intermission
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta conductor
  • Yefim Bronfman piano
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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

  • Gabriella SMITH: Tumblebird Contrails
  • John ADAMS: Grand Pianola Music
  • Intermission
  • Philip GLASS: Symphony No. 12, Lodger, from the music of David Bowie and Brian Eno (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • John Adams conductor
  • Marc-André Hamelin piano
  • Orli Shaham piano
  • Angelique Kidjo vocalist
  • James McVinnie organ
  • Zanaida Robles soprano
  • Holly Sedillos soprano
  • Kristen Toedtman mezzo-soprano
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Chinese New Year

East meets West, including electrifying performances by violinist Ray Chen.

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Program

  • HUANZHI: Spring Festival Overture
  • SAINT-SAËNS: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso
  • RAVEL: Tzigane
  • DU YUN: new work for Chinese opera singers and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • An-Lun HUANG: Saibei Dance
  • Tieshan LIU: Dance of the Yao Tribe
  • RAVEL: Bolero

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Elim Chan conductor
  • Ray Chen violin
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Dudamel & Yuja Wang

The world premiere of John Adams’ newest piano concerto pairs perfectly with quintessential music from Mahler.

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Program

  • John ADAMS: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Yuja Wang piano
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Salonen’s Stravinsky: Myths

Two remarkable myth ballets showcase Stravinsky’s stunning creativity.

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Program

  • STRAVINSKY: Orpheus
  • STRAVINSKY: Perséphone

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Peter Sellars director
  • Paul Groves tenor
  • Pauline Cheviller narrator
  • Sathya Sam dancer
  • Sodhachivy Chumvan dancer
  • Narim Nam dancer
  • Chan Sithyka Khon dancer
  • James F. Ingalls lighting designer
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
  • Fernando Malvar-Ruiz Artistic Director
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Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s Eighth

Feel the energy when Gustavo Dudamel ignites the monumental and explosive "Symphony of a Thousand".

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Program

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 8

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Tamara Wilson soprano
  • Leah Crocetto soprano
  • Joélle Harvey soprano
  • Mihoko Fujimura mezzo-soprano
  • Tamara Mumford mezzo-soprano
  • Joseph Kaiser tenor
  • Ryan McKinny baritone
  • Morris Robinson bass
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
  • Pacific Chorale performer
  • Robert Istad Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
  • Fernando Malvar-Ruiz Artistic Director
  • National Children’s Chorus
  • Luke McEndarfer Artistic Director