With Inside the Music, you get an array of enhancements to help you get more out of your musical encounter: a beautifully produced behind-the-scenes video and podcast, pre-concert presentations, and insight from the musicians.
This season, it includes an evening of music written by Mozart in his final, fateful year and a program featuring Strauss’ Alpine Symphony, as well as the newly revised version of Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing, which he originally composed for the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall. Gustavo Dudamel teams with director Peter Sellars for a performance of Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri for the series closer.

4 Events
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Mozart 1791: Scenes from The Magic Flute

Dudamel soars as he conducts selections from Mozart’s enchanted opera.

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Program

  • MOZART: Clarinet Concerto, K. 622
  • MOZART: Selections from The Magic Flute, K. 620

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Martin Fröst clarinet
  • Julia Bullock Pamina
  • Paul Appleby Tamino
  • Elliot Madore Papageno
  • Jessica Pratt Queen of the Night
  • Additional artists to be announced
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Mälkki, Strauss & Dance

Our Principal Guest Conductor builds powerful momentum – with help from Tero Saarinen’s dance company.

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Program

  • Johann Sebastian Bach (arr. Webern): Ricercar
  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann: Concerto for cello and orchestra, en forme de pas de trois (U.S. premiere)
  • STRAUSS: An Alpine Symphony

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Robert deMaine cello
  • Tero Saarinen Company
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Composer Salonen: Wing on Wing

Our Conductor Laureate revisits the piece he composed for the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall alongside music of Beethoven and Mozart.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
  • MOZART: The Impresario, K. 486
  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Wing on Wing

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Vilde Frang violin
  • Hila Plitmann soprano
  • So Young Park soprano
  • Joshua Dennis tenor
  • Christopher Job bass-baritone
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Schumann Focus: Das Paradies

Dudamel teams with iconic director Peter Sellars and innovative video artist Refik Anadol for the poignant and rarely performed oratorio Das Paradies und die Peri.

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Program

  • SCHUMANN: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (Part One, Part Two)
  • Intermission
  • SCHUMANN: Das Paradies und die Peri, Op. 50 (Part Three)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Peter Sellars director
  • Refik Anadol media artist
  • James F. Ingalls lighting designer
  • Lucy Crowe peri
  • Joshua Stewart narrator
  • Ying Fang young maiden
  • Benjamin Bliss young man
  • Tamara Mumford angel
  • Davóne Tines old man
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director