A season-long slate of nothing but newly commissioned world premieres, including concerts curated by Andrew Norman, Herbie Hancock, John Adams, and a major premiere from Bryce Dessner.

5 Events
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LA Fest: LA’s Newest Music

We launch our new-music series with a focus on Southern California’s own leading lights.

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Program

  • Ethan BRAUN: new work for brass quintet*
  • Natacha DIELS: new work for solo violin and ensemble*
  • Daniel ALLAS: new work for solo clarinet and ensemble*
  • Tina TALLON: new work for chamber ensemble*
  • Carolyn CHEN: new work for solo flute and ensemble*

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Gustavo Dudamel conductor
  • Boris Allakhverdyan clarinet
  • Denis Bouriakov flute
  • Nathan Cole
  • Andrew Norman curator
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European Avant-Garde

The sounds of pioneering European composers come to Walt Disney Concert Hall!

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Program

  • Francesco FILIDEI: new work for organ (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Arnulf HERRMANN: new work for chamber ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Lotta WENNÄKOSKI: new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Intermission
  • Miroslav SRNKA: new work for ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Intermission
  • Yann ROBIN: Übergang II (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Susanna Mälkki conductor
  • Francesco Filidei organ
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The Edge of Jazz

Herbie Hancock curates a night of new works that highlight the border between improvised and compositional music. (Some composers not scheduled to perform.)

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Program

  • Hitomi OBA: new work for chamber ensemble
  • Vijay IYER: new work for ensemble
  • Tyshawn SOREY: new work for chamber ensemble
  • Kamasi WASHINGTON: new work for ensemble
  • Billy CHILDS: new work for ensemble
  • Hermeto PASCOAL: new work for chamber ensemble

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Paolo Bortolameolli conductor
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Untitled Mapplethorpe Project

Music and photography come together in a theatrical context, exploring the formative impact of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work on composer Bryce Dessner.

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Program

  • Bryce DESSNER: Untitled Mapplethorpe Project (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Sara Jobin conductor
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Daniel Fish director
  • Robert O’Hara librettist
  • Jim Findlay video design
  • ArKtype / Thomas O. Kriegsmann co-producer
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Adams Conducts on Noon to Midnight

Our renowned Creative Chair excites with five astounding world premieres.

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Program

  • Donnacha DENNEHY: new work*
  • Jeffrey MUMFORD: new work for string quartet*
  • Ashley FURE: new work*
  • Christopher STARK: new work*
  • Freya WALEY-COHEN: new work*

Artists

  • John Adams composer
  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Mivos String Quartet