Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream gets these concerts underway, conducted by Principal Guest Susanna Mälkki, followed by a performance of Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 by celebrated violinist Itzhak Perlman. Holst’s The Planets conducted by Teddy Abrams is next, followed by Gustavo Dudamel and his exploration of the music of Mahler and Schumann. Also on tap is Katia and Marielle Labèque performing music for two pianos and orchestra conducted by Semyon Bychkov.

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Mozart 1791: Final Piano Concerto

Dudamel conducts Mozart’s final piano concerto, beginning our season with incandescent inspiration.

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Program

  • MOZART: Overture to La clemenza di Tito
  • MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595
  • MOZART: “Parto, parto, ma tu, ben mio” from La clemenza di Tito
  • MOZART: Laut verkünde unsre Freude, K. 623
  • MOZART: Ave verum corpus, K. 618

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Javier Perianes piano
  • J’Nai Bridges mezzo-soprano
  • Paul Appleby tenor
  • Shenyang bass-baritone
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Be enchanted by the orchestral magic of this wonderful program of Shakespeare and Mendelssohn.

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Program

  • MENDELSSOHN: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (with scenes from Shakespeare’s play)

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale performer
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
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Itzhak Perlman Plays & Conducts

The beloved violinist and conductor brings his artistry to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Program

  • BACH: Violin Concerto No. 1 in A minor, BWV 1041
  • BRAHMS: Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn
  • ELGAR: Enigma Variations

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Itzhak Perlman violin and conductor
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Composer Salonen: Piano Concerto

Our Conductor Laureate and pianist Yefim Bronfman join for performances of Salonen’s Piano Concerto.

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Program

  • BIBER: Battalia
  • Esa-Pekka SALONEN: Piano Concerto
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Yefim Bronfman piano
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A Trip to the Moon

An exhilarating new work for children and families takes its inspiration from Georges Méliès’ adaptation of the Jules Verne classic.

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Program

  • Andrew NORMAN: A Trip to the Moon (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • HOLST: The Planets

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Teddy Abrams conductor
  • Yuval Sharon director
  • Diana Wyenn associate director and choreographer
  • Takeshi Kata set design
  • Christopher Kuhl lighting designer
  • Jason H. Thompson video design
  • Kaitlyn Pietras video design
  • Mark Grey sound designer
  • Ann Closs-Farley costume designer
  • Peter Tantsits Georges Méliès
  • Lauren Snouffer Eoa
  • Eve Gigliotti Queen of the Moon People
  • Theo Hoffman Moon Man
  • Clayton Farris Professor Barbenfouillis
  • Todd Strange Nostradamus
  • Kalean Ung Alcofrisbas
  • Jon Lee Keenan Omega
  • James Hayden Micromegas
  • Carolyn Michelle Smith Parafaragaramus
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Children's Chorus
  • Anne Tomlinson Artistic Director
  • Hoover Street Elementary School Chorus
  • Paula Ludwig Van Houten Music Director
  • Members of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA)
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Mahler’s Song of the Earth

Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in Mahler at his most transcendent.

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Program

  • MAHLER: Das Lied von der Erde

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • TEATROCINEMA performer
  • Yuval Sharon co-director
  • Juan Carlos Zagal co-director
  • Russell Thomas tenor
  • Tamara Mumford mezzo-soprano
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Dvořák's 7th

A striking symphony from the Czech master, plus Bruch’s poignant concerto played by the amazing Labèque sisters.

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Program

  • RAVEL: Ma mère l’Oye (Mother Goose; piano four-hands)
  • BRUCH: Concerto in A-flat minor for Two Pianos and Orchestra, Op. 88a
  • Intermission
  • DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7 in D minor, Op. 70

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Semyon Bychkov conductor
  • Katia and Marielle Labèque pianos
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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