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This series not only gets you into one of our LA Fest programs – it also includes performances from three LA Phil Music Directors, as well as a celebration of John Williams’ movie music magic.

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LA Fest: Dudamel Kicks Off the 100th Season

Gustavo Dudamel conducts a major new work by a visionary composer to kick off LA Fest.

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Program

  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN LA Variations
  • BEETHOVEN Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56
  • Intermission
  • Andrew NORMAN Sustain (World premiere, LA Phil co-commission with generous support from Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Martin Chalifour, violin
  • Robert deMaine, cello
  • Joanne Pearce Martin, piano
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The Tempest

Unforgettable characters from Shakespeare’s enchanting masterpiece set the stage for this captivating production.

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Program

  • SIBELIUS and SHAKESPEARE The Tempest

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • The Old Globe
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
  • Barry Edelstein, Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
  • Patrick McCollum, choreographer
  • Mark Wendland, set designer
  • , costume designer
  • Japhy Weideman, lighting designer
  • Jonathan Burke, sound designer
  • Jeff Sugg, video designer
  • Tracy Lilienfield, C.S.A, casting director
  • Joshua Pilote, production stage manager
  • Lindsay Lowy, assistant stage manager
  • Michelle Blair, assistant stage manager
  • Lior Ashkenazi, Prospero
  • Kevin Cahoon, Trinculo
  • Grantham Coleman, Ferdinand
  • Audrey Corsa, Miranda
  • Michael Genet, Alonso
  • Ruy Iskander, Sebastian
  • Zarif Kabier, Francisco & Boatswain
  • Peter MacNicol, Stephano
  • Beth Malone, Ariel
  • Tom McGowan, Caliban
  • Mark Pinter, Gonzalo
  • Cornell Womack, Antonio
  • Elizabeth DeShong, Ariel (mezzo-soprano)
  • Ying Fang, Juno (soprano)
  • Timothy Mix, Caliban (baritone)
  • Jarrett Ott, Stephano (baritone)
  • Joshua Wheeker, Trinculo (tenor)
  • Jessica Gadzinski, dancer
  • Courtney Ozovek, dancer
  • Dani Maloney, dancer
  • Carolina Beachwood, dancer/Goddess
  • Nichol Mason Lazenby, dancer/Goddess
  • Kar Will, dancer
  • Derek Schiesel, dancer
  • Bradford Chin, dancer
  • Spencer Jensen, dancer
  • Anthony Gabriel, dancer
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Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 3

The beloved Zubin Mehta teams up with renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

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Program

  • BRAHMS Violin Concerto in D major, Op. 77
  • Intermission
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 90

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta, conductor
  • Pinchas Zukerman, violin
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Celebrating John Williams

It’s a tour-de-force sampling of Williams’ unforgettable themes, augmented by film clips.

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Program

  • John WILLIAMS Olympic Fanfare and Theme
  • John WILLIAMS Excerpts from Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • John WILLIAMS Out to Sea/Shark Cage Fugue from Jaws
  • John WILLIAMS Three Selections from Harry Potter
  • John WILLIAMS Theme from Schindler’s List
  • John WILLIAMS Adventures on Earth from E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
  • John WILLIAMS Flight to Neverland from Hook
  • John WILLIAMS Theme from Jurassic Park
  • John WILLIAMS Three Selections from Indiana Jones­
  • John WILLIAMS Sayuri’s Theme from Memoirs of a Geisha
  • John WILLIAMS Three Selections from Star Wars

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Simone Porter, violin
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Dudamel Conducts Mahler

Get swept up in the profound emotions of Mahler’s moving Symphony No. 9.

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Program

  • MAHLER Symphony No. 9

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
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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
  • Intermission
  • RAVEL Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • 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
  • Intermission
  • ANDRIESSEN The only one (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music)
  • BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  • Emanuel Ax, piano
  • Nora Fischer, vocals
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Beethoven: Piano Concertos 4 & 5

Dudamel is joined by guest artists for two Beethoven masterpieces.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
  • Intermission
  • BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73 (“Emperor”)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Yulianna Avdeeva, piano
  • Javier Perianes, piano