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The Harlem Renaissance and the film world of John Williams take center stage - plus Dudamel conducts Beethoven and Mehta reveals two sides of Brahms.

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Beethoven’s Fifth

Two magnificent Fifths, including the most famous one of them all.

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Program

    • KNUSSEN

    O Hototogisu! fragment of a Japonisme (U.S. premiere)

    • SAINT-SAËNS

    Piano Concerto No. 5, “The Egyptian”

  • Intermission

    • BEETHOVEN

    Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor
  • Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
  • Kiera Duffy, soprano
  • Denis Bouriakov, flute
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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

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta, conductor
  • Yefim Bronfman, piano
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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 & 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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William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 1

The dean of African-American composers wows with classical form shaped by rhythm and blues.

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Program

    • ELLINGTON

    “Come Sunday” from Black, Brown and Beige

    • GERSHWIN

    Rhapsody in Blue

  • Intermission

    • ELLINGTON

    Harlem

    • STILL

    Symphony No. 1, “Afro-American”

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Thomas Wilkins, conductor
  • Charlotte Blake Alston, narrator
  • Aaron Diehl, piano
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Salonen Conducts Pines of Rome

Respighi’s colorful showpiece, a kaleidoscopic work by Donatoni, and more.

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Program

    • DEBUSSY

    Ibéria

    • RAVEL

    Concerto for the Left Hand

  • Intermission

    • DONATONI

    ESA (In cauda V) (LA Phil commission)

    • RESPIGHI

    Pines of Rome

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
  • Igor Levit, piano
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Masses by Haydn & Beethoven

Tranquil beauty and high drama light up Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Program

    • HAYDN

    “Lord Nelson” Mass

  • Intermission

    • BEETHOVEN

    Mass in C major, Op. 86

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Liv Redpath, soprano
  • Anna Larsson, mezzo-soprano
  • David Portillo, tenor
  • Matthias Goerne, bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director