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  • May. 3, 2016
  • Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra concert added to the Mozart & Pärt Festival


    Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in three weeks of concerts to close the 2015/16 Walt Disney Concert Hall season with a Mozart & Pärt festival and a program of Kodály, Ligeti and Bartók. 

    The Mozart & Pärt festival features two of Dudamel's best loved composers in programs that juxtapose music from two very different eras. Dudamel leads three orchestral programs, including the world premiere of a new work by Arvo Pärt commissioned by the LA Phil, and the local premiere of acclaimed video artist Bill Viola's Inverted Birth, as well as performances of Pärt's Symphony No. 4, "Los Angeles." A concert from the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra kicks off the festival and an organ recital completes this cutting-edge collection of concerts.

    Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic give their final 2015/16 season performances in a program of 20th-century Hungarian works - including Kodály's Dances of Galánta, Bartók's Viola Concerto performed by LA Phil Principal Viola Carrie Dennis, and Ligeti's Apparitions - capped by the Miraculous Mandarin Suite from Bartók's scandalous pantomime ballet.


    May 11, 2016


    Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra
    Nicholas McGegan, conductor
    Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
    Andreas Scholl, countertenor

    HANDEL Overture to Teseo, HWV 9
    HANDEL "Chi mi chiama alla Gloria? ... Se parla nel mio cor" from Giustino, HWV 37
       Andreas Scholl, countertenor
    HANDEL "Will the sun forget to streak" from Solomon, HWV 67
       Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
    HANDEL "Bel contento" from Flavio, re de' Longobardi, HWV 16
       Andreas Scholl, countertenor
    HANDEL "No more ... Iris, hence away" from Semele, HWV 58
       Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
    HANDEL "Welcome as the dawn of day" from Solomon, HWV 67
       Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano and Andreas Scholl, countertenor
    HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 1 in G major, HWV 319
    Arvo PÄRT Summa
    Arvo PÄRT "Vater Unser"
       Andreas Scholl, countertenor
    Arvo PÄRT "Es sang vor langen Jahren"
       Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano and Andreas Scholl, countertenor 
    Caroline SHAW "Red, Red Rose" (world premiere)
       Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano
    PURCELL Suite from The Fairy Queen, Z. 629

    May 19 - 22, 2016


    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Lucy Crowe, soprano
    Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
    Paul Appleby, tenor
    Frederick Ballentine, tenor 2 (Miserere only)
    Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
    Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
    Kaspars Putniņs, artistic director
    Latvian Radio Choir
    Sigvards Kļava, artistic director

    PÄRT Miserere
    MOZART Requiem

    ADDITION: Book Signing by Blair Tindall: "Mozart in the Jungle"

    May 21, 6-10pm & May 22, Noon-5pm

    Meet "Mozart in the Jungle" author and musician Blair Tindall during her book signing event at the LA Phil Store. The Mozart in the Jungle comedy series is based on her book. In the show's second season, Gustavo Dudamel made a guest appearance during an episode that was filmed at the Hollywood Bowl.

    May 26 & 27, 2016

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Bill Viola, video/sound installation
    Inon Barnatan, piano

    PÄRT Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 17, K. 453
    VIOLA Inverted Birth
    PÄRT Symphony No. 4, "Los Angeles"

    May 28 & 29, 2016

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MOZART Symphony No. 25, K. 183
    PÄRT Greater Antiphons (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    MOZART Symphony No. 40, K. 550 

    May 29, 2016

    Aaron David Miller, organ
    Damin Spritzer, organ

    GIGOUT Grand choeur dialogué
       Aaron David Miller and Damin Spritzer
    MOZART Three Church Sonatas
       Sonata No.15 in C, K. 336
       Sonata No.1 in E-Flat, K. 67
       Sonata No. 13 in C, K. 328
       Damin Spritzer, organ
       Vijay Gupta, violin
       Jin-Shan Dai, violin
       Dahae Kim, cello
    MOZART Adagio and Fugue in C minor, K. 546
       Aaron David Miller, organ
       Aaron David MILLER Fireflies
       Aaron David Miller, organ
    Arvo PÄRT Trivium
       Damin Spritzer, organ
    Aaron David MILLER Improvisation on the Overture from MOZART's Le nozze di Figaro
       Aaron David Miller, organ
    Arvo PÄRT Annum per annum
       Aaron David Miller, organ
    ALKAN (arr. Spritzer) Benedictus, Op. 54
       Damin Spritzer, organ
    MOZART Three Turkish Marches
       March from Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K. 384
       March, K. 290
       Ronda alla Turca, K. 331
       Aaron David Miller, organ
    Arvo PÄRT Spiegel im Spiegel
       Damin Spritzer, organ
    MOZART Fantasia in F minor, K. 608
    Aaron David Miller and Damin Spritzer

    June 2 - 5, 2016

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Carrie Dennis, viola

    KODÁLY Dances of Galánta
    BARTÓK Viola Concerto
    LIGETI Apparitions
    BARTÓK Miraculous Mandarin Suite


    Walt Disney Concert Hall
    111 S. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90012


    Tickets are available in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at, or via phone at 323.850.2000. 



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