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 in D major, Op. 73

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
  • Intermission
  • 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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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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Masses by Haydn & Beethoven

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

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN: Mass in C
  • Intermission
  • HAYDN: “Lord Nelson” Mass

Artists

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