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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, “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 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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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)
  • 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