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  • GUSTAVO DUDAMEL'S FALL CONCERTS WITH THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL INCLUDE OPENING NIGHT JAZZ AGE PROGRAM, ROMANTIC MASTERWORKS AND MORE
  • Sept. 13, 2016
  • DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC EMBARK ON WEST COAST TOUR OF UNITED STATES

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex, the Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic 

    October 13-16: Performances this weekend are made possible in part by the generous support of the Kohl Virtuoso Violin Fund

    Los Angeles, September 13, 2016 - Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in seven different programs at Walt Disney Concert Hall this fall.

    The fall schedule is highlighted by Dudamel's commitment to new music. This includes performances of recent major works from John Adams and Andrew Norman, as well as the West Coast premiere of Matthias Pintscher's towards Osiris.   

    Dudamel begins the season with an evening that pays homage to the timeless sounds of the jazz era during the Opening Night Gala: Gershwin and the Jazz Age. The orchestra will be joined by vocalists Brian Stokes Mitchell and Megan Hilty, as well as twenty-year-old piano sensation George Li

    The season continues with four programs featuring romantic masterworks and new music. First, Dudamel and the LA Phil will be joined by pianist Yefim Bronfman for a program featuring Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 4 and John Adams' Absolute Jest. Later that month, violinist Joshua Bell will join Dudamel and the orchestra for Brahms' Violin Concerto, in a program that will also contain works by Strauss as well as the Pintscher premiere. The month is rounded out with Dudamel conducting Mahler's Ninth Symphony and a program that pairs Andrew Norman's Play and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony.  

    From October 29 to November 4, Dudamel will travel with the LA Phil for a West Coast tour of the United States, performing in Costa Mesa's Segerstrom Center for the Arts, San Francisco's Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on the University of California Davis campus, and Seattle's Benaroya Hall. The tour programs include Mahler's Ninth Symphony, Andrew Norman's Play and Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony. 

    Dudamel returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in December for an all-Russian program featuring pianist Daniil Trifonov, followed a week later by performances of Haydn's The Creation, accompanied by a new video installation from Venezuelan filmmaker Alberto Arvelo.   

    For more information and full artists' biographies, please visit: laphil.com

    Los Angeles Philharmonic Fall Schedule with Gustavo Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall:

    Tuesday, September 27, 2016, at 7 PM
    Opening Night Concert & Gala
    Gershwin and the Jazz Age

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell, singers
    George Li, piano

    GERSHWIN  I Got Rhythm Variations
              George Li, piano
    ELLINGTON  Night Creature: Stalking Monster
    PORTER  Let's Do It, Let's Fall in Love from Paris
              Megan Hilty
    ELLINGTON  I'm Beginning to See the Light
              Brian Stokes Mitchell
    PORTER  So In Love from Kiss Me Kate
              Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell
    BERNSTEIN  Prelude, Fugue and Riffs
              Boris Allakhverdyan, clarinet
    GERSHWIN
              Someone to Watch Over Me from Oh, Kay!
                       Megan Hilty
              It Ain't Necessarily So from Porgy and Bess
                       Brian Stokes Mitchell
              Let's Call The Whole Thing Off
                        from Shall We Dance
                       Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell
    GERSHWIN  An American in Paris

    Thursday, September 29, 2016, at 8 PM
    Friday, September 30, 2016, at 8 PM
    Sunday, October 2, 2016, at 2 PM

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman,piano
    St. Lawrence String Quartet

    BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture
    John ADAMS  Absolute Jest
    BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 4

    Thursday, October 13, 2016, at 8 PM
    Friday, October 14, 2016, at 11 AM
    Saturday, October 15, 2016, at 8 PM
    Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 2 PM

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Joshua Bell,violin

    Matthias PINTSCHER  towards Osiris (West Coast premiere)
    BRAHMS  Violin Concerto
    STRAUSS  Don Juan
    STRAUSS  Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

    Thursday, October 20, 2016, at 8 PM
    Friday, October 21, 2016, at 8 PM
    Saturday, October 22, 2016, at 8 PM
    Sunday, October 23, 2016, at 2 PM

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MAHLER  Symphony No. 9

    Friday, October 28, 2016, at 8 PM
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Andrew NORMAN  Play
    TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4

    Thursday, December 1, 2016, at 8 PM
    Friday, December 2, 2016, at 11 AM
    Saturday, December 3, 2016, at 8 PM
    Sunday, December 4, 2016, at 2 PM

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Daniil Trifonov, piano

    RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 3
    PROKOFIEV  Scythian Suite
    SCRIABIN  Poem of Ecstasy

    Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 8 PM
    Friday, December 9, 2016 at 8 PM
    Saturday, December 10 at 2 PM
    Sunday, December 11 at 2 PM

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Alberto Arvelo, video artist/director (except Sun)
    Rachele Gilmore, soprano
    Joshua Guerero, tenor
    Johannes Kammler, baritone
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, artistic director

    HAYDN  The Creation

    Los Angeles Philharmonic West Coast Tour with Gustavo Dudamel:

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 8PM
    Segerstrom Center for the Arts, Costa Mesa

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MAHLER Symphony No. 9

    Monday, October 31, 2016 at 8PM
    Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    Andrew NORMAN Play
    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 4

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016 at 8PM
    Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MAHLER Symphony No. 9

    Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8PM
    The Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MAHLER Symphony No. 9

    Friday, November 4, 2016 at 8PM
    Benaroya Hall, Seattle

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MAHLER Symphony No. 9

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    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2016/17 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. To order by phone with credit card, or for more information, please call 323.850.2000.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.HollywoodBowl.com). The LA Phil's season extends from September through June at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

    As an internationally renowned symphonic and operatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel is motivated by a profound belief in music's power to unite and inspire. He currently serves as Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, and the impact of his leadership extends from the greatest concert stages to classrooms, cinemas and innovative digital platforms around the world. Dudamel also appears as guest conductor with some of the world's most famous musical institutions: in 2017, he tours Europe with the Berlin Philharmonic and is the youngest-ever conductor to lead the Vienna Philharmonic's famous New Year's Day Concert, watched annually by over 50 million people in 90 countries. As he enters his eighth season as Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Dudamel's contract has been extended to the end of the 2021/2022 season. At his initiative, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has dramatically expanded the scope of its community outreach programs, including most notably the creation of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), influenced by the philosophy of Venezuela's admired El Sistema, which encourages social development through music. With YOLA and diverse local educational initiatives, Dudamel brings music to children in underserved communities of Los Angeles. These programs have in turn inspired similar efforts throughout the United States, as well as in Sweden (Hammarkullen) and Scotland (Raploch). As Music Director, his 18th season, of the entire El Sistema project in Venezuela, he continues to lead the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in Venezuela as well as on tour. A Deutsche Grammophon artist since 2005, Grammy winner Gustavo Dudamel has numerous recordings on the label, as well as many video/DVD releases that capture the excitement of significant moments of his musical life.  

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