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The riotous Rite and the Romantic sweep of Brahms balance this thrilling Saturday evening series that also includes premieres by John Adams and Steve Reich, as well as a glimpse into the sound world of Stanley Kubrick.

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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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Mälkki Conducts Mahler’s 5th

Hear a world premiere from Steve Reich and Mahler’s unforgettable Fifth.

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Program

  • Steve REICH Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission with generous support from Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki, conductor
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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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Tchaikovsky & Ives with MTT

Michael Tilson Thomas takes on Tchaikovsky’s urgent pathos and Ives’ wild, no-holds-barred invention.

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Program

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture
  • TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme
  • Intermission
  • IVES A Symphony: New England Holidays

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
  • Gautier Capuçon, cello
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
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Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 4

Brahms’ tragic, noble and magnificent works come alive as never before.

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Program

  • BRAHMS Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor, Op. 102
  • Intermission
  • BRAHMS Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta, conductor
  • Pinchas Zukerman, violin
  • Amanda Forsyth, cello
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Dudamel & Yuja Wang

The world premiere of John Adams’ newest piano concerto pairs perfectly with quintessential music from Mahler.

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Program

  • John ADAMS Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Yuja Wang, piano
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Salonen’s Rite of Spring

Esa-Pekka Salonen recreates Stravinsky’s revolutionary genius.

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Program

  • STRAVINSKY Funeral Song
  • STRAVINSKY Agon
  • Intermission
  • STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
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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