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, Reich & Mahler

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

  • Selections from 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, The Shining, Barry Lyndon, and Eyes Wide Shut

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Jessica Cottis conductor
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon
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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 Overture-Fantasy
  • 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, Cello and Orchestra
  • Intermission
  • BRAHMS: Symphony No. 4

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 Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg)
  • Intermission
  • MAHLER: Symphony No. 1

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Yuja Wang piano
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Salonen’s Stravinsky: Rituals

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
  • 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