These eight marvelous programs feature conductors Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and – three times – Gustavo Dudamel, plus pianists Lang Lang, Hélène Grimaud, and Yefim Bronfman.

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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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Stanley Kubrick’s Sound Odyssey

Film clips and live performances bring the music selected by the legendary director to life.

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Program

  • Various composers: Selections from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, and Eyes Wide Shut

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Jessica Cottis conductor
  • Malcolm McDowell host
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 2

It’s a delightful and lyrical night of epic contrasts from Brahms.

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Program

  • BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
  • Intermission
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta conductor
  • Yefim Bronfman piano
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Britten & Strauss

It’s an extraordinary program of two famed opera composers’ radiant non-operatic music!

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Program

  • BRITTEN: Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
  • BRITTEN: Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
  • STRAUSS: Also sprach Zarathustra

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Simone Young conductor
  • Michael Slattery tenor
  • Andrew Bain horn
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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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The Weimar Republic

Tony® winner Audra McDonald explores the decadent musical decade with Esa-Pekka Salonen.

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Program

  • HINDEMITH: Hin und zurück
  • Cabaret selections
  • Intermission
  • WEILL: The Seven Deadly Sins

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Audra McDonald soprano
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Lang Lang & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

A breakthrough concerto is performed in heroic fashion by a superstar virtuoso.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 104, London
  • Intermission
  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 2

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Lang Lang piano