This series not only gets you into one of our LA Fest programs – it also includes performances from three LA Phil Music Directors, as well as a celebration of John Williams’ movie music magic.

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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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The Tempest

Unforgettable characters from Shakespeare’s enchanting masterpiece set the stage for this captivating production.

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Program

  • SIBELIUS and SHAKESPEARE: The Tempest

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • The Old Globe
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Barry Edelstein Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon Artistic Director
  • Patrick McCollum choreographer
  • Mark Wendland set designer
  • Judith Dolan costume designer
  • Japhy Weideman lighting designer
  • Jonathan Burke sound designer
  • Jeff Sugg video designer
  • Tracy Lilienfield C.S.A, casting director
  • Joshua Pilote production stage manager
  • Lindsay Lowy assistant stage manager
  • Michelle Blair assistant stage manager
  • Lior Ashkenazi Prospero
  • Kevin Cahoon Trinculo
  • Grantham Coleman Ferdinand
  • Audrey Corsa Miranda
  • Michael Genet Alonso
  • Ruy Iskander Sebastian
  • Zarif Kabier Francisco & Boatswain
  • Peter MacNicol Stephano
  • Beth Malone Ariel
  • Tom McGowan Caliban
  • Mark Pinter Gonzalo
  • Cornell Womack Antonio
  • Elizabeth DeShong Ariel (mezzo-soprano)
  • Ying Fang Juno (soprano)
  • Timothy Mix Caliban (baritone)
  • Jarrett Ott Stephano (baritone)
  • Joshua Wheeker Trinculo (tenor)
  • Jessica Gadzinski dancer
  • Courtney Ozovek dancer
  • Dani Maloney dancer
  • Carolina Beachwood dancer/Goddess
  • Nichol Mason Lazenby dancer/Goddess
  • Kar Will dancer
  • Derek Schiesel dancer
  • Bradford Chin dancer
  • Spencer Jensen dancer
  • Anthony Gabriel dancer
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Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 3

The beloved Zubin Mehta teams up with renowned violinist Pinchas Zukerman.

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Program

  • BRAHMS: Violin Concerto
  • Intermission
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Zubin Mehta conductor
  • Pinchas Zukerman violin
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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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Dudamel Conducts Mahler

Get swept up in the profound emotions of Mahler’s moving Symphony No. 9.

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Program

  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 9

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
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Gershwin & Ravel

It’s a meeting of the masters: two extraordinary composers, brought together by two brilliant French artists and the LA Phil.

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Program

  • GERSHWIN: Cuban Overture
  • RAVEL: Piano Concerto in G
  • Intermission
  • RAVEL: Valses nobles et sentimentales
  • GERSHWIN: An American in Paris

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Lionel Bringuier conductor
  • Hélène Grimaud piano
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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
  • Louis ANDRIESSEN: The only one (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music)
  • BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor
  • Emanuel Ax piano
  • Nora Fischer vocals
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Lang Lang & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4

Gustavo Dudamel and iconic pianist Lang Lang team up in a timeless collaboration.

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Program

  • BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture
  • HAYDN: Symphony No. 104, "London"
  • Intermission
  • BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 4

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Lang Lang piano