Take a trip to the leading edge of music with our Green Umbrella series. For our Centennial season, every single piece at every Green Umbrella concert is a world premiere commissioned by the LA Phil, with concerts curated by Andrew Norman, Susanna Mälkki, Herbie Hancock, and John Adams.

 

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LA Fest: LA’s Newest Music

Gustavo Dudamel leads a night centered around Southern California’s leading lights.

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Program

  • Ethan BRAUN: The Lost Ones*
  • Natacha DIELS: Laughing to Forget* (with generous support from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation)
  • Daniel ALLAS: to be tender* (with generous support from Nancy S. and Barry Sanders)
  • Intermission
  • Tina TALLON: …for we who keep our lives in our throats…* (with generous support from the Hillenburg Family)
  • Carolyn CHEN: The Sleeper and the Drinker* (with generous support from the Deborah Borda Women in the Arts Initiative)

Artists

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

Our Principal Guest Conductor highlights the pioneering sounds of modern Europe.

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Program

  • Francesco FILIDEI: Lamento (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Arnulf HERRMANN: The Call (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Lotta WENNÄKOSKI: Hele (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Janis B. McEldowney)*
  • Intermission
  • Miroslav SRNKA: Overheating (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*
  • Yann ROBIN: Übergang II (world premiere, LA Phil commission)*

Artists

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

The perceived borders between jazz, classical, and improvised music disappear in a night powered by the imagination of Herbie Hancock, our Creative Chair for Jazz.

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Program

  • Hitomi OBA: Aina (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Esa-Pekka Salonen Commission Fund)
  • Vijay IYER: Crisis Modes
  • Billy CHILDS: of Darkness and Light (world premier, LA Phil commission with generous support from Sandi and Kevin Kayse)
  • Kamasi WASHINGTON: Struggle from Within (world premiere, LA Phil commission, with generous support from Lisa Field and the Field Family Foundation)
  • Tyshawn SOREY: For Fred Lerdahl
  • Hermeto PASCOAL (ORCH. JOVINO SANTOS NETO): Suite Universal (Universal Suite)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Paolo Bortolameolli conductor
  • Hitomi Oba saxophone
  • Billy Childs piano
  • Jovino Santos Neto piano
  • Herbie Hancock curator
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Bryce Dessner’s Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

Composer Bryce Dessner explores the formative impact of Robert Mapplethorpe’s work in this coming-together of music and photography.

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Program

  • Bryce DESSNER: Triptych (Eyes of One on Another)

Artists

  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • Sara Jobin conductor
  • Bryce Dessner composer
  • Korde Arrington Tuttle featuring words by Essex Hemphill & Patti Smith librettist
  • Roomful of Teeth
  • Daniel Fish director
  • Jim Findlay video
  • Yuki Nakase lighting design
  • Carlos Soto costume design
  • Ashley Tata associate director
  • Talvin Wilks dramaturgy
  • 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