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Each year since its founding in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as Southern California's leading performing arts institution. Today, under the dynamic leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, who in 2009 became the orchestra's eleventh music director, the Philharmonic is still recognized as one of the world's outstanding orchestras. When he inaugurated his Philharmonic tenure at the Hollywood Bowl, a crowd of eighteen thousand people greeted him with a hollering and stamping pop-star ovation. 

MARCH 2018

5  Reykjavík Festival Highlights
CONDUCTOR: Esa-Pekka Salonen
SOLOISTS: Schola Cantorum Reykjavik
James McVinnie, organ
Program to be announced

12  CONDUCTOR: Gustavo Dudamel
SOLOIST: Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 1
MAHLER:  Songs of a Wayfarer
SCHUBERT:  Symphony No. 2

19  CONDUCTOR: Gustavo Dudamel
SOLOIST:  Elīna Garanča, mezzo-soprano
SCHUBERT:  Symphony No. 8, “Unfinished”
MAHLER :  Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9, “Great C-major”

26  CONDUCTOR:  Gustavo Dudamel
SOLOIST: Yuja Wang, piano
STRAVINSKY: Symphonies of Wind Instruments
BARTÓK :  Piano Concerto No. 2
JANÁČEK: Sinfonietta



5   SIBELIUS: The Bard
SAINT-SAËNS: Danse macabre
Thomas ADÈS: Lieux retrouvés (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)
ADÈS:  Totentanz (West Coast premiere)

12  BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
MATHESON:  UNCHAINED (world premiere; LA Phil commission)
RAVEL:  Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2

19   BEETHOVEN:  Symphony No. 5
SHOSTAKOVICH:   Symphony No. 5

26   MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 24, K. 491
HAAS :  concerto grosso No. 1 for four alphorns and orchestra (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
HAYDN : Symphony No. 31 in D, “Horn Signal”


January 2018

1             CONDUCTOR: Gustavo Dudamel

SOLOISTS: Yefim Bronfman, piano

St. Lawrence String Quartet

BEETHOVEN: Coriolan Overture

John ADAMS:  Absolute Jest (L.A. premiere)

BEETHOVEN:  Piano Concerto No. 4

8             CONDUCTOR:   Gustavo Dudamel

MAHLER:  Symphony No. 9

15           CONDUCTOR:       Gustavo Dudamel

SOLOIST: Daniil Trifonov, piano

RACHMANINOFF:  Piano Concerto No. 3

PROKOFIEV:  Scythian Suite

SCRIABIN: Poem of Ecstasy

22           CONDUCTOR: Grant Gershon

SOLOISTS: Julia Bullock, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Davone Tines, bass; Daniel Bubeck, countertenor; Brian Cummings, countertenor; Nathan Medley, countertenor

Los Angeles Master Chorale

ADAMS:  El Niño

29           CONDUCTOR: Zubin Mehta

SOLOIST: Anoushka Shankar, sitar

R. SHANKAR:  Sitar Concerto No. 2, “Raga mala” (West Coast premiere)

STRAUSS:  Ein Heldenleben