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WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 2014/15

MOVING MUSIC FORWARD


MOVING

MUSIC FORWARD THE STORY OF THE SEASON

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LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRAL SERIES

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in/SIGHT (FR1) A multimedia feast for eye and ear, this series will engage music and visual arts lovers alike.

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IT BEGINS WITH A

SUPERSTARS OF THE SEASON The 2014/15 season will be filled with guest artists who are leading lights throughout the music world. Among the many names are:

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

Richard Goode, piano

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

András Schiff, piano

Emanuel Ax, piano

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

Lang Lang, piano

Esperanza Spalding, bass, vocals

Joshua Bell, violin

Hélène Grimaud, piano

Hugh Masekela, trumpet

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Herbie Hancock, piano

Audra McDonald, soprano

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

Gautier Capuçon, cello

Leila Josefowicz, violin

Murray Perahia, piano

Yuja Wang, piano

Chick Corea, piano

Gidon Kremer, violin

Itzhak Perlman, violin

Jeremy Denk, piano

Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

DUDAMEL

BANG

& MAHLER 5

Dudamel launches the season with a high-voltage program of music old and new that includes plenty of percussion. First off is a concerto by David Lang (Bang on a Can), with the acclaimed Brooklyn-based quartet So Percussion as our soloists. Then, a haunting trumpet fanfare initiates Mahler’s Fifth, whose enormous musical canvas includes an achingly beautiful love song for his wife, Alma. OCT 2–5

SERIES → TH1, FRM, SA1, SU1

BEETHOVEN

CONCERTO CYCLE FINALE

Itzhak Perlman Yuja Wang Lang Lang

“SOME OF THE BEST BEETHOVEN PLAYING YOU WILL EVER HEAR.”

Joshua Bell

Herbie Hancock

– BBC MUSIC

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Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel and Leif Ove Andsnes bring their acclaimed three-year cycle of Beethoven’s music for piano and orchestra to a climactic conclusion with two major works, the “Emperor” Concerto and the Choral Fantasy, with its preview of the “Ode to Joy.” Dudamel also includes John Adams’ enthralling first piece for chorus and orchestra, Harmonium, based on striking poetry by John Donne and Emily Dickinson. OCT 9-12

SERIES → TH2, FR2, SA2, SU2


Cameron Carpenter

HAPPY BIRTHDAY,

BERLIOZ’

“HURRICANE MAMA”

ROMEO & JULIET

Lovingly referred to as the “French fries” and “Hurricane Mama” — so named by musical visionary Terry Riley after a night of improvising — Walt Disney Concert Hall’s extraordinary pipe organ has, in its 10 years, drawn leading organists from around the world, establishing a genuine tradition. One frequent guest organist is the highly gifted Cameron Carpenter, whose adventurist approach is an ideal match for the LA Phil.

SALONEN, SAARIAHO & SIBELIUS

DUDAMEL CONDUCTS SAINT-SAËNS

These performances feature the U.S. premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s organ concerto Maan varjot (Earth Shadows), with Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the world premiere of Stephen Hartke’s long-awaited “Organ” Symphony, along with a triumphal organ/orchestra work by Barber and Saint-Saëns’ own “Organ” Symphony, both featuring Carpenter.

OCT 24–26

SERIES → FR3, SA3, SU1

PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS Pipedreams’ Michael Barone hosts a musical birthday party for the organ, featuring numerous brilliant organists. NOV 23

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NOV 20–22

Romeo & Juliet, considered one of Berlioz’ greatest and most original works, is given fresh context and heightened meaning in this re-imagination, featuring a newly commissioned video to accompany a complete performance by our Conductor Laureate, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and an exemplary cast. Bringing new light to the masterpiece that Berlioz called his “Dramatic symphony with chorus, vocal solos, and a prologue in choral recitative, composed after Shakespeare’s tragedy” are tenor Paul Groves, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham, bass-baritone John Relyea and the renowned Los Angeles Master Chorale.

SERIES → TH1, FRC2, SAM

A multimedia presentation launching the new in/SIGHT series on Friday evenings See p. 16.

NOV 6, 7, 9

SERIES → TH2, FR1, SU2

DID YOU KNOW? →→ The organ’s 6,134 pipes range in size from a pencil to a telephone pole. →→ The instrument was a collaboration between architect Frank Gehry and L.A. organ designer Manuel Rosales. →→ The organ can range from barely audible sounds all the way to fortississimos that can obliterate a full orchestra. →→ The “French fries,” those specially curved wood pipes in front, are made of solid, vertical grain Douglas fir. →→ The pipes behind the façade include both metal pipes (tin and lead alloys) and wood pipes (Norwegian pine).

Esa-Pekka Salonen

“[SALONEN’S] WAY WITH [ROMEO & JULIET] TOOK IT TO A PITCH OF INTENSITY HERE. THE GOSSAMERLIGHT DEPICTION OF QUEEN MAB SPARKLED WITH DETAIL…” – FINANCIAL TIMES

SERIES → OR1

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MTT @ 70

MISSA SOLEMNIS WITH THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

Michael Tilson Thomas, our own L.A.-born and -bred musical hero, has had a remarkable ride. From leading the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra when he was only 19, he has gone on to conduct the world’s greatest orchestras (including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, for which he was Principal Guest Conductor from 1981-1985), collaborate with musicians from Stravinsky and Copland to Elvis Costello and the Mahavishnu Orchestra, and become the galvanizing Music Director of the San Francisco Symphony. A trendsetter and longtime champion of American music, he received the National Medal of Arts, our nation’s highest award for artists. Join our celebration of this musical maverick as he turns 70, leading two orchestras with whom he has had long associations, each with a program that holds special meaning for him.

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Los Angeles Master Chorale

Beethoven’s spiritual monument is revealed afresh in a new multimedia production, conceived by MTT. JAN 9–11

BRILLIANT

BRASS

SERIES → FR1, SA3, SU1

LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA WITH YUJA WANG

A delightful program of Classical-era music, including Haydn’s pioneering trumpet concerto and one of Mozart’s masterful and melodious horn concertos, features two of the Philharmonic’s new stars: Principal Trumpet Thomas Hooten, a Florida native, and Principal Horn Andrew Bain, originally from Australia. What a marvelous opportunity to get to know these stellar virtuosos, who are transforming our brass section!

MTT has chosen favorite music by Britten, Gershwin and Sibelius. MAR 24

VISITING ORCHESTRAS

CELEBRATE THIS MUSICAL MAVERICK

FEB 6–8

SERIES → FR2, SA3, SU3

Thomas Hooten

Michael Tilson Thomas Andrew Bain

“...BY ANY STANDARD, [THE ORCHESTRA] PLAYED MAGNIFICENTLY; THE BRASS SECTION, IN PARTICULAR, DESERVES A MEDAL FOR COURAGE UNDER FIRE… THE LA PHIL DEMONSTRATED ONCE AGAIN WHY IT IS THE MOST CREATIVE, AND, THEREFORE, THE BEST, ORCHESTRA IN AMERICA.” – THE NEW YORKER

GÓRECKI'S FOURTH SYMPHONY

The essence of the LA Phil’s programming approach is the combination of old and new, with one shedding light on the other. In this example, a beloved touchstone (Sibelius’ Violin Concerto) is juxtaposed with an unheard work, the Fourth Symphony we commissioned from acclaimed Polish composer Henryk Górecki, whose Third Symphony became a cross-over hit, selling more than a million CDs. Although Górecki died before the Fourth was done, his composer son Mikolaj has taken the completed short score and, following his father’s instructions, realized the final work, which pays homage to fellow Polish composer Alexandre Tansman, whose own Stravinsky tribute opens this concert. JAN 16-18

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SERIES → FRC2, SA1, SU2

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CHINESE NEW YEAR

ALICE IN WONDERLAND

In a first for the LA Phil, we celebrate the Chinese New Year (Year of the Sheep) with a delightfully eclectic blend of East and West. Joined by prominent Chinese guest artists and conductor Xian Zhang, the orchestra will play music by Chinese composers as well as traditional masterpieces by Saint-Saëns, Chopin and Tchaikovsky. It will be a glorious celebration to remember, with some suprises in store!

For her opera, Korean composer Unsuk Chin collaborated with American playwright David Henry Hwang (M. Butterfly) to craft a libretto from Lewis Carroll’s beloved classic tales. Now, joining the collaboration for a completely new production are trendsetting English director Netia Jones (Where the Wild Things Are; 2013 Gala), who has transformed the use of video in concerts into an art form, and celebrated Finnish conductor Susanna Mälkki.

FEB 19–21

Get ready for a feast of the imagination as “…familiar shapes hover at odd angles; age-old harmonies materialize from clouds of timbre and texture; childlike snatches of song appear and disappear, like the body of the Cheshire Cat” (The New Yorker). “Once in a while, Ms. Chin throws in pure lyricism, as when a children’s chorus sings a breathtakingly beautiful setting of the Mock Turtle’s lament” (The Wall Street Journal).

SERIES → TH2, FRC1, SA2

LATE

Presented in collaboration with LA Opera

MASTERWORKS Whether he dies young or old, a composer’s final musical thoughts are cherished as his highest and most profound artistic expressions. In the New Year, you are presented with a splendid opportunity to hear late piano masterworks by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and Schubert, as well as Bruckner’s moving final symphony, all in masterful performances.

Xian Zhang

MOZART & BRUCKNER

ANDRÁS SCHIFF

Eminent Swedish conductor Herbert Blomstedt, celebrated for numerous prized recordings, leads Bruckner’s Ninth and is joined by the masterful Richard Goode for Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595.

A pianist of the highest rank, who has dazzled audiences here with cycles of Beethoven and Bach, presents two related recitals of late sonatas by HAYDN, MOZART, BEETHOVEN, and SCHUBERT.

JAN 30–FEB 1

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SERIES → FRM, SA1, SU1

FEB 18

SERIES → CE2

MAR 4

SERIES → CE1

FEB 27-28

SERIES → FR1, SA1

“LIKE A SUPERG-FORCE ROLLER COASTER...” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

RENEW TODAY — LAPHIL.COM

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TOUR DE

FORCE

NEXT ON GRAND:

CONTEMPORARY AMERICANS

In an ambitious and unprecedented collaboration across Grand Avenue’s arts corridor – including The Music Center, LA Opera, Center Theatre Group and more to be announced – the LA Phil inaugurates a recurring festival that converges upon a creative force or cultural element.

Before Dudamel takes the orchestra on tour, we proud Angelenos get a chance to hear their tour programs, designed to display the musicians at their best. The first of two features Mahler’s soul-searching Sixth Symphony, the “Tragic.” The other program pairs John Adams’ jazz-tinged portrait of L.A., City Noir, with Gustavo’s fresh approach to the beloved “New World” Symphony, Dvorˇák’s reflection on America.

This year, the LA Phil embraces the theme of Contemporary Americans by focusing on the wildly creative music being made by American composers, both established (i.e., Reich, Glass, Wolfe, Lang, Gordon) and those with careers-in-the-making (Norman, Shaw, Dessner, etc.). Led by Gustavo Dudamel, the range includes Pulitzer Prize-winning music, video installations, vocal, chamber and orchestral music, as well as such guest performers as the Labèque sisters and the Calder Quartet.

Three Tales

CHAMBER MUSIC: ALL-AMERICAN MAY 19

DUDAMEL, DESSNER & GLASS

SERIES → CH2

MAY 28 & 30

GREEN UMBRELLA: ADAMS CONDUCTS NEW WORKS

FALLA & FLAMENCO

MAY 26

SERIES → GUI

SERIES → TH2, SA2

DUDAMEL, MACKEY & REICH MAY 29

SERIES → FR1

DUDAMEL, MACKEY & MORE

WITH DUDAMEL

MAY 31

SERIES → SU3

Siudy Garrido

DUDAMEL & MAHLER 6 MAR 5-8

SERIES → TH2, FRC2, SA2, SU2

DUDAMEL’S “NEW WORLD” MAR 12-13

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To bring this vibrant Spanish program of music by Rodrigo and Falla to a fitting climax, Dudamel leads Falla’s flamencoinspired masterpiece El amor brujo (Love, the Magician) in a thrilling choreographed production featuring the dancers of Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco.

Philip Glass Caroline Shaw

SERIES → TH1, FRM MAY 21-24

SERIES → TH1, FRC1, SAM, SU1

John Adams

Steve Reich RENEW TODAY — LAPHIL.COM

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LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC SERIES THURSDAY EVENINGS Savor the excitement of opening nights and attend with the critics! Both Thursday series feature highlights of the season, a wonderful balance of programs and plenty of musical superstars.

SERIES

TH1

8 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

OCT 2 DUDAMEL & MAHLER 5 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor So Percussion LANG Man Made (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission) MAHLER Symphony No. 5

OCT 30 BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

NOV 20 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” DUDAMEL CONDUCTS SAINT-SAËNS Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ BARBER Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra HARTKE Symphony No. 4, “Organ” (world premiere, LA Phil commission) SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

DEC 11 RACHMANINOFF’S RHAPSODY James Gaffigan, conductor Simon Trpˇceski, piano PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3 RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront

FEB 12 SCHUMANN’S PIANO CONCERTO Juraj Valˇcuha, conductor Piotr Anderszewski, piano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes SCHUMANN Piano Concerto STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration

SERIES

TH2

OCT 9 BEETHOVEN CYCLE FINALE

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor ADAMS City Noir DVORˇÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” ADAMS Harmonium BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

MAY 7 BRAHMS WITH BRONFMAN

NOV 6 BERLIOZ’ ROMEO & JULIET

MAR 12 DUDAMEL’S “NEW WORLD”

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 BACH (arr. WEBERN) Ricercar BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI) Toccata and Fugue in D minor

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Paul Groves, tenor Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano John Relyea, bass-baritone Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BERLIOZ Romeo & Juliet (with video)

MAY 21 FALLA & FLAMENCO WITH DUDAMEL

DEC 4 MUSSORGSKY WITH DUDAMEL Gustavo Dudamel, conductor SALONEN Helix RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Angel Romero, guitar Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco FALLA Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez FALLA El amor brujo

JAN 22 AX PLAYS CHOPIN Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 2 CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV Suite from Cinderella

Angel Romero Raynor Carroll

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FEB 19 CHINESE NEW YEAR Xian Zhang, conductor Jian Wang, cello • Ning Feng, violin Hoachen Zhang, piano LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso CHOPIN Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection (West Coast premiere)

MAR 5 Tour de Force DUDAMEL & MAHLER 6 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6

MAY 14 RAVEL x 3 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gerald Finley, baritone Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin SAARIAHO new work for baritone and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand RAVEL Bolero

MAY 28 Next On Grand DUDAMEL, DESSNER & GLASS Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos Roomful of Teeth Calder Quartet SHAW Ritornello (West Coast premiere) DESSNER new work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission) RENEW TODAY — LAPHIL.COM

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FRIDAY EVENINGS

in/SIGHT

Fridays at the Phil offer an array of smaller series to kick off your weekend. Choose from formats which enhance your concert experience, including our new series in/SIGHT and Inside the Music, as well as our ever-popular Casual Fridays. Or select from more traditional concert presentations. Either way, your life will be enriched with live music at the highest level.

Our FR1 series has been reimagined into a feast for eye and ear, to provide audiences with a fully engaging way to experience each performance. All four concerts will be enhanced with video installations, and, in some cases, with dance or staging. It’s a new way to immerse yourself in the music! SERIES

FR1

NEW THIS YEAR!

4 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

NOV 7 BERLIOZ’ ROMEO & JULIET Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Paul Groves, tenor Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano John Relyea, bass-baritone Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BERLIOZ Romeo & Juliet (with video)

JAN 9 MTT @ 70 BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Michael Levine, director Finn Ross, video artist Joélle Harvey, soprano Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano Brandon Jovanovich, tenor Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis (staged with video, world premiere production)

Sarah Jackson

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FEB 27 ALICE IN WONDERLAND Susanna Mälkki, conductor Netia Jones, director/video artist Members of the Los Angeles Opera Chorus Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Anne Tomlinson, artistic director Cast to be announced CHIN Alice in Wonderland (staged with video) Presented in collaboration with LA Opera

MAY 29 Next On Grand DUDAMEL, MACKEY & REICH Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Beryl Korot, video artist Ensemble Signal Brad Lubman, music director MACKEY new work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) REICH Three Tales (with video) Working design for Alice in Wonderland

INSIDE THE MUSIC WITH BRIAN LAURITZEN

CASUAL FRIDAYS NEW THIS YEAR!

This exciting new series is designed and hosted by KUSC’s award-winning classical radio personality Brian Lauritzen, who will guide your journey of musical discovery. Each concert offers a multi-layered experience including a video episode emailed to you before each performance; pre- and postconcert discussions with host and artists; and ways to engage online for further discussion.

Get to know the orchestra and guest artists in this enjoyable “casual” series. The evening includes an introduction from an orchestra member, a slightly shorter concert with no intermission, a TalkBack (Q&A with the artists) and post-concert mingling with members of the orchestra. It’s your opportunity to connect with the music and the musicians in an engaging yet informal atmosphere. SERIES

SERIES

FRC2

4 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

NOV 21 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” DUDAMEL CONDUCTS SAINT-SAËNS Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ BARBER Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra HARTKE Symphony No. 4, “Organ” (world premiere, LA Phil commission) SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

JAN 16 GÓRECKI’S FOURTH SYMPHONY Andrey Boreyko, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin TANSMAN Stele in memoriam Igor Stravinsky SIBELIUS Violin Concerto GÓRECKI Symphony No. 4 (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)

MAR 6 Tour de Force DUDAMEL & MAHLER 6 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6

DEC 12 RACHMANINOFF’S RHAPSODY

FRC1

4 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

OCT 17 DVORˇÁK’S SEVENTH Juanjo Mena, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin ADÈS Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths DVORˇÁK Symphony No. 7

JAN 23 AX PLAYS CHOPIN Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV Suite from Cinderella

FEB 20 CHINESE NEW YEAR Xian Zhang, conductor Jian Wang, cello Ning Feng, violin Hoachen Zhang, piano LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso CHOPIN Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection (West Coast premiere)

MAY 22 FALLA & FLAMENCO WITH DUDAMEL Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Angel Romero, guitar Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez FALLA El amor brujo

James Gaffigan, conductor Simon Trpˇceski, piano PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3 RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront

KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen Casual Friday with Esa-Pekka Salonen, John Adams and Deborah Borda


FRIDAY MIDDAY

FRIDAY EVENINGS (continued) SERIES

FR2

6 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

OCT 10 BEETHOVEN CYCLE FINALE Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” ADAMS Harmonium BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

NOV 14 DUTOIT AND THE ENIGMAS Charles Dutoit, conductor Claudio Bohórquez, Arto Noras, Li-Wei Qin, cellos RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole PENDERECKI Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos ELGAR Enigma Variations

NOV 28 HAYDN & SCHUBERT Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello REGER Four Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin HAYDN Cello Concerto in C SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6

FEB 6 BRILLIANT BRASS Andrew Manze, conductor Thomas Hooten, trumpet Andrew Bain, horn MOZART Symphony No. 35, “Haffner” HAYDN Trumpet Concerto MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495 HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London”

APR 17 BRAHMS’ FOURTH Neeme Järvi, conductor Martin Chalifour, violin BRAHMS Tragic Overture SUK Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

MAY 15 RAVEL x 3 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gerald Finley, baritone Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin SAARIAHO new work for baritone and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand RAVEL Bolero

SERIES

FR3

4 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

SERIES

FRM

OCT 24 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” SALONEN, SAARIAHO & SIBELIUS

6 CONCERTS 11:00 AM

OCT 3 DUDAMEL & MAHLER 5 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor So Percussion LANG Man Made (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission) MAHLER Symphony No. 5

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Olivier Latry, organ JANÁCˇEK Sinfonietta SAARIAHO Maan varjot (Earth Shadows) (U.S. premiere) SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite

OCT 31 BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA”

DEC 5 MUSSORGSKY WITH DUDAMEL

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor SALONEN Helix RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

DEC 19 ALL MOZART

APR 10 VIVALDI CONCERTOS

Bernard Labadie, conductor Beatrice Rana, piano MOZART Overture to La clemenza di Tito MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 MOZART Symphony No. 39, K.543

Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor Program to include: VIVALDI Concertos from The Four Seasons

TOYOTA SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH JAN 30 Late Masterworks MOZART & BRUCKNER Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Richard Goode, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9

MAR 13 Tour de Force DUDAMEL’S “NEW WORLD” Gustavo Dudamel, conductor ADAMS City Noir DVORˇÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

MAY 8 BRAHMS WITH BRONFMAN Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 BACH (arr. WEBERN) Ricercar BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI) Toccata and Fugue in D minor

MAY 1 BEETHOVEN & STRAUSS Vasily Petrenko, conductor Lise de la Salle, piano WEBERN Im Sommerwind BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

The Los Angeles Philharmonic offers the indescribable experience of a live orchestra combined with the fantasy of theater to introduce kids to the joys of classical music. Each concert is preceded by a choice of arts workshops. Designed for children 5-11. SERIES

SY1 SY2

4 CONCERTS SATURDAY MORNINGS

OCT 18 and 25 WHAT DO FRENCH FRIES SOUND LIKE? Walt Disney Concert Hall’s unique and majestic organ, with its extraordinary outer pipes aptly nicknamed the “French fries,” celebrates its 10th birthday this season. Come see and hear these 6,134 metal and wooden pipes in action!

DEC 6 and 13 JAZZ and the ORCHESTRA Explore the connections and collaborations between orchestral music and America’s national music, jazz. This dynamic concert will feature special guest artists, true jazz masters, playing alongside musicians from YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles), Gustavo Dudamel’s El Sistemainspired program.

FEB 7 and 14 BOLERO: RAVEL’S DANCE FOR ORCHESTRA Step into our third program in 3/4 time. Maurice Ravel’s love for reinventing dance movements resulted in his most popular work, Bolero. Discover how his impeccable style and infectious rhythms have kept us tuned into his magical works for nearly a hundred years.

APR 25 and MAY 2 PETER and the WOLF Our culminating concert reprises one of the most internationally revered pieces designed to introduce kids to the orchestra: Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf. The narrated classic illuminates the power of music on the imagination, as the LA Phil brings to life the story of a boy, his forest friends and a scary wolf.

Gustavo Dudamel Patricia Kindel

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SATURDAY EVENINGS

SERIES

SA2

The centerpiece of your weekend, a premium Saturday series enriches your life with a regular connection to the greatest music in the finest performances. SERIES

SA1

8 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

OCT 4 DUDAMEL & MAHLER 5 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor So Percussion LANG Man Made (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission) MAHLER Symphony No. 5

NOV 1 BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

Yefim Bronfman

OCT 11 BEETHOVEN CYCLE FINALE

DEC 6 MUSSORGSKY WITH DUDAMEL

FEB 28 ALICE IN WONDERLAND

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor SALONEN Helix RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

Susanna Mälkki, conductor Netia Jones, director/video artist Members of the Los Angeles Opera Chorus Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Anne Tomlinson, artistic director Cast to be announced CHIN Alice in Wonderland (staged with video)

JAN 17 GÓRECKI’S FOURTH SYMPHONY Andrey Boreyko, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin TANSMAN Stele in memoriam Igor Stravinsky SIBELIUS Violin Concerto GÓRECKI Symphony No. 4 (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)

JAN 31 Late Masterworks MOZART & BRUCKNER Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Richard Goode, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9

8 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” ADAMS Harmonium BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

NOV 15 DUTOIT LEADS THE ENIGMAS Charles Dutoit, conductor Claudio Bohórquez, Arto Noras, Li-Wei Qin, cellos RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole PENDERECKI Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos ELGAR Enigma Variations

Presented in collaboration with LA Opera

APR 11 VIVALDI CONCERTOS Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor Program to include: VIVALDI Concertos from The Four Seasons

MAY 9 BRAHMS WITH BRONFMAN Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 BACH (arr. WEBERN) Ricercar BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI) Toccata and Fugue in D minor

DEC 20 ALL MOZART Bernard Labadie, conductor Beatrice Rana, piano MOZART Overture to La clemenza di Tito MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 MOZART Symphony No. 39, K. 543

JAN 24 AX PLAYS CHOPIN Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano LISZT Mephisto Waltz No. 2 CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 PROKOFIEV Suite from Cinderella

FEB 21 CHINESE NEW YEAR Xian Zhang, conductor Jian Wang, cello Ning Feng, violin Hoachen Zhang, piano LI HUANZHI Spring Festival Overture SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso CHOPIN Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise TCHAIKOVSKY Rococo Variations TAN DUN The Triple Resurrection (West Coast premiere)

MAR 7 Tour de Force DUDAMEL & MAHLER 6 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6

MAY 2 BEETHOVEN & STRAUSS Vasily Petrenko, conductor Lise de la Salle, piano WEBERN Im Sommerwind BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben

MAY 30 Next On Grand DUDAMEL, DESSNER & GLASS Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos Roomful of Teeth Calder Quartet PERICH Interface SHAW Partita NORMAN String Quartet DESSNER new work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) GLASS Concerto for Two Pianos (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Charles Dutoit

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SA3

6 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

OCT 25 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” SALONEN, SAARIAHO & SIBELIUS Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Olivier Latry, organ JANÁCˇEK Sinfonietta SAARIAHO Maan varjot (Earth Shadows) (U.S. premiere) SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite

NOV 29 HAYDN & SCHUBERT Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello REGER Four Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin HAYDN Cello Concerto in C SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6

DEC 13 RACHMANINOFF’S RHAPSODY James Gaffigan, conductor Simon Trpˇceski, piano PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3 RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront

JAN 10 MTT @ 70 BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Michael Levine, director Finn Ross, video artist Joélle Harvey, soprano Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano Brandon Jovanovich, tenor Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis (staged with video, world premiere production)

FEB 7 BRILLIANT BRASS Andrew Manze, conductor Thomas Hooten, trumpet Andrew Bain, horn MOZART Symphony No. 35, “Haffner” HAYDN Trumpet Concerto MOZART Horn Concerto No.4, K. 495 HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London”

MAY 16 RAVEL x 3 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gerald Finley, baritone Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin SAARIAHO new work for baritone and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand RAVEL Bolero

SATURDAY MIDDAY

SUNDAY MATINEES

This matinee series remains popular precisely because of its time and day, which is absolutely ideal for many music lovers.

To experience the culminating performance of an LA Phil concert weekend is a stimulating and satisfying way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

SERIES

SAM

5 CONCERTS 2:00 PM

OCT 18 DVORˇÁK’S SEVENTH Juanjo Mena, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, “Classical” ADÈS Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths DVORˇÁK Symphony No. 7

NOV 22 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” DUDAMEL CONDUCTS SAINT-SAËNS Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Cameron Carpenter, organ BARBER Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra HARTKE Symphony No. 4, “Organ” (world premiere, LA Phil commission) SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

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FEB 14 SCHUMANN’S PIANO CONCERTO

SU1

Juraj Valˇcuha, conductor Piotr Anderszewski, piano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes SCHUMANN Piano Concerto STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration

OCT 5 DUDAMEL & MAHLER 5 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor So Percussion LANG Man Made (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission) MAHLER Symphony No. 5

APR 18 BRAHMS’ FOURTH Neeme Järvi, conductor Martin Chalifour, violin BRAHMS Tragic Overture SUK Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

OCT 26 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” SALONEN, SAARIAHO & SIBELIUS Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Olivier Latry, organ JANÁCˇEK Sinfonietta SAARIAHO Maan varjot (Earth Shadows) (U.S. premiere) SIBELIUS Lemminkäinen Suite

MAY 23 FALLA & FLAMENCO WITH DUDAMEL Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Angel Romero, guitar Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco FALLA Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez FALLA El amor brujo

NOV 16 DUTOIT AND THE ENIGMAS Charles Dutoit, conductor Claudio Bohórquez, Arto Noras, Li-Wei Qin, cellos RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole PENDERECKI Concerto Grosso for Three Cellos ELGAR Enigma Variations

DEC 7 MUSSORGSKY WITH DUDAMEL Oscar M. Meza

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8 CONCERTS 2:00 PM

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor SALONEN Helix RACHMANINOFF Isle of the Dead MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

JAN 11 MTT @ 70 BEETHOVEN’S MISSA SOLEMNIS Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Michael Levine, director Finn Ross, video artist Joélle Harvey, soprano Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano Brandon Jovanovich, tenor Brandon Cedel, bass-baritone Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Missa Solemnis (staged with video, world premiere production)

FEB 1 Late Masterworks MOZART & BRUCKNER Herbert Blomstedt, conductor Richard Goode, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27, K. 595 BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9

APR 12 VIVALDI CONCERTOS Emanuelle Haïm, conductor Program to include: VIVALDI Concertos from The Four Seasons

MAY 24 FALLA & FLAMENCO WITH DUDAMEL Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Angel Romero, guitar Siudy Garrido Ballet Flamenco FALLA Suite No. 2 from The Three-Cornered Hat RODRIGO Concierto de Aranjuez FALLA El amor brujo RENEW TODAY — LAPHIL.COM

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SUNDAY MATINEES (continued) SERIES

SU2

8 CONCERTS 2:00 PM

OCT 12 BEETHOVEN CYCLE FINALE Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Leif Ove Andsnes, piano Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” ADAMS Harmonium BEETHOVEN Choral Fantasy

NOV 9 BERLIOZ’ ROMEO & JULIET Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Paul Groves, tenor Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano John Relyea, bass-baritone Los Angeles Master Chorale Grant Gershon, music director BERLIOZ Romeo & Juliet (with video)

DEC 14 RACHMANINOFF’S RHAPSODY James Gaffigan, conductor Simon Trpˇceski, piano PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3 RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront

JAN 18 GÓRECKI’S FOURTH SYMPHONY Andrey Boreyko, conductor Nikolaj Znaider, violin TANSMAN Stele in memoriam Igor Stravinsky SIBELIUS Violin Concerto GÓRECKI Symphony No. 4 (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)

FEB 15 SCHUMANN’S PIANO CONCERTO Juraj Valˇcuha, conductor Piotr Anderszewski, piano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes SCHUMANN Piano Concerto STRAUSS Death and Transfiguration

MAR 8 Tour de Force DUDAMEL & MAHLER 6 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor MAHLER Symphony No. 6

APR 19 BRAHMS’ FOURTH Neeme Järvi, conductor Martin Chalifour, violin BRAHMS Tragic Overture SUK Fantasy BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

MAY 17 RAVEL x 3 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gerald Finley, baritone Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin SAARIAHO new work for baritone and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) RAVEL Concerto for the Left Hand RAVEL Bolero

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SU3

8 CONCERTS 2:00 PM

OCT 19 DVORˇÁK’S SEVENTH Juanjo Mena, conductor Leila Josefowicz, violin PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, “Classical” ADÈS Violin Concerto, Concentric Paths DVORˇÁK Symphony No. 7

NOV 2 BEETHOVEN’S “EROICA” Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor Jeremy Denk, piano MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466 BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

NOV 30 HAYDN & SCHUBERT Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Gautier Capuçon, cello REGER Four Tone Poems after Arnold Böcklin HAYDN Cello Concerto in C SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6

DEC 21 ALL MOZART Bernard Labadie, conductor Beatrice Rana, piano MOZART Overture to La clemenza di Tito MOZART Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271 MOZART Symphony No. 39, K. 543

FEB 8 BRILLIANT BRASS Andrew Manze, conductor Thomas Hooten, trumpet Andrew Bain, horn MOZART Symphony No. 35, “Haffner” HAYDN Trumpet Concerto MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495 HAYDN Symphony No. 104, “London”

COLBURN CELEBRITY RECITALS The intense connection you feel in the intimacy of a recital by one of the world’s greatest living musicians cannot be duplicated or overstated.

MAR 1 Program to be announced

MAY 10 BRAHMS WITH BRONFMAN Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Yefim Bronfman, piano BRAHMS Piano Concerto No. 1 BACH (arr. WEBERN) Ricercar BACH Orchestral Suite No. 3 BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI) Toccata and Fugue in D minor

CE1

4 CONCERTS EVENINGS

CE2

4 CONCERTS EVENINGS

Wed JAN 21 8:00 PM Itzhak Perlman, violin

Program to be announced

Program to be announced

Wed JAN 14 8:00 PM Gidon Kremer, violin Daniil Trifonov, piano

Wed FEB 18 8:00 PM András Schiff, piano

MOZART Sonata in E-flat, K. 481 GLASS Sonata WEINBERG Sonata No. 3, Op. 126 (solo violin) SCHUBERT Fantasy in C, D. 934

MOZART Sonata in B-flat, K. 570 BEETHOVEN Sonata in A-flat, Op. 110 HAYDN Sonata in D, Hob. XVI:51 SCHUBERT Sonata in A, D. 959 Lang Lang

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Sun OCT 26 7:30 PM Joshua Bell, violin

Wed MAR 4 8:00 PM András Schiff, piano

MAY 31 Next On Grand DUDAMEL, MACKEY & MORE Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Ensemble Signal Brad Lubman, music director MACKEY new work for orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) WOLFE/LANG/GORDON Shelter (with video)

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Sun MAR 22 7:30 PM Lang Lang, piano Program to be announced

HAYDN Sonata in C, Hob. XVI:50 BEETHOVEN Sonata in E, Op. 109 MOZART Sonata in C, K. 545 SCHUBERT Sonata in C minor, D. 958

Sun MAR 15 7:30 PM Murray Perahia, piano Program to be announced

Tue APR 14 8:00 PM Hélène Grimaud, piano LISZT Au bord d'une source, Les jeux d'eau à la villa d'Este, St. François de Paule marchant sur les flots SCHUBERT/LISZT Auf dem Wasser zu singen RAVEL Les jeux d'eau, Ondine DEBUSSY La cathédrale engloutie (from Préludes I ), Ondine (from Préludes II ), Reflets dans l'eau (from Images I), Poissons d'or (from Images II ), Étude XI “pour les Arpèges composés,” L’isle joyeuse FAURÉ Barcarolle No. 5 ALBÉNIZ Almería (from Iberia)

Dale Breidenthal

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BAROQUE VARIATIONS

ORGAN RECITALS

GREEN UMBRELLA

This series takes pride in presenting the finest soloists and ensembles from around the world in scintillating programs of Baroque music. This season is an exemplary example.

This is a special year in the history of our remarkable organ as we celebrate its 10th birthday with an international (and local) roster of superb soloists.

Programs featuring the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group are at the heart of what makes us tick, ensuring the health of the musical art for generations to come.

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4 CONCERTS EVENINGS

Wed NOV 12 8:00 PM Academy of Ancient Music Richard Egarr, director/harpsichord BACH The complete Orchestral Suites Egarr will guide you through all of Bach’s innovative dance suites with context and insight.

Sun MAR 29 7:30 PM Gil Shaham, violin David Michalek, video/lighting/direction BACH Partitas and Sonatas for Solo Violin Bach’s towering masterpieces, touchstones for violinists across the ages, inspire a multi-media event to refresh the soul.

Les Arts Florissants

Wed APR 8 8:00 PM Concerto Köln TELEMANN Concerto in D for Flute and Violin , TWV 51:D2 DURANTE Concerto Grosso No. 1 in F minor VIVALDI Concerto in B-flat for Mandolin and Violin, RV 548 CORELLI Concerto Grosso in D, Op. 4, No. 6 HANDEL Harp Concerto in B-flat, Op. 4, No. 6 TELEMANN Overture and Conclusion from Tafelmusik, Book 1 VIVALDI Concerto in D minor for Mandolin and Harp, RV 541

Wed MAY 6 8:00 PM Les Arts Florissants William Christie, conductor/harpsichord The brilliant French vocal/instrumental ensemble makes its Walt Disney Concert Hall debut with polyphonic airs de cours by such composers as LAMBERT, CHARPENTIER, MOULINIÉ, COUPERIN and others.

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4 CONCERTS SUNDAY 7:30 PM

OCT 12 Christopher Houlihan, organ Members of the LA Phil brass section The king of instruments and brass kings of the LA Phil join for an evening of distinctive repertoire and fanfares!

NOV 23 Happy Birthday, “Hurricane Mama” PULLING OUT ALL THE STOPS Michael Barone, host Artists to include: Frederick Swann, Carol Williams, Cameron Carpenter, organ The host of American Public Media’s Pipedreams comes to celebrate the 10th birthday of the organ with a team of fabulous organists. Every one of the 6,134 pipes will be heard!

JAN 11 Anthony Newman, organ Trumpet tunes by STANLEY, PURCELL, CHARPENTIER, MOURET, and BACH NEWMAN Fantasia on Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex NEWMAN Fantasia and Fanfare on Stravinsky’s Canticum Sacrum NEWMAN Adagio, Toccata and Fugue in D BACH Toccata, Adagio and Fugue in C, BWV 564 MOZART Three Sonatas, K. 263, K. 67, and K. 278 BACH Fugue in G “à la gigue,” BWV 577

APR 19 Olivier Latry, organ Recording artist, teacher, international touring recitalist, and one of the official organists at Notre Dame in Paris, Latry brings a program focused on French repertoire.

CLASSICAL PRESENTATIONS

GU1

Fri OCT 31 8:00 PM Halloween Film & Organ

5 CONCERTS TUESDAY 8:00 PM

OCT 7 So Percussion LANG the so-called laws of nature for four percussionists GORDON Timbre for six percussionists

DEC 9 Matthias Pintscher, conductor Evan Hughes, baritone STOCKHAUSEN Gesang der Junglinge ROMITELLI Amok Koma (West Coast premiere) FURRER linea dell'orizzonte (U.S. premiere) PINTSCHER songs from Solomon’s garden for baritone and ensemble (West Coast premiere)

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Nosferatu Clark Wilson, organ

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John Adams

JAN 13 John Adams, conductor ZORN For Your Eyes Only NEUWIRTH Hommage à Klaus Nomi (nine songs for countertenor and ensemble) (U.S. premiere) GRUBER Frankenstein!!

MAR 10 Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Jennifer Koh, violin Program to include: SCELSI Anahit

MAY 26 Next On Grand John Adams, conductor Hila Plitmann, soprano CERRONE new work for soprano & ensemble (world premiere, LA Phil commission) FRIAR new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission) MATTINGLY new work (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY Both of our Chamber Music series continue a beloved tradition of presenting our orchestra’s musicians in intimate ensembles, preceded by a complimentary wine tasting. Details forthcoming. SERIES

CH1

4 CONCERTS TUESDAY 8:00 PM

OCT 14

MAY 5

ALL BEETHOVEN

Yefim Bronfman, piano Program to include: BRAHMS Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34

NOV 18 FEB 10 SERIES

CH2

4 CONCERTS TUESDAY 8:00 PM

OCT 28

MAY 19 Next On Grand

JAN 20 Emanuel Ax, piano Program to include: MOZART Piano Quartet in G minor, K. 478

ALL AMERICAN

APR 7 ALL MOZART

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WORLD MUSIC, JAZZ AND SONGBOOK

SONGBOOK SERIES

Esperanza Spalding

SERIES

WM1

4 CONCERTS 8:00 PM

Sat NOV 8 Diego El Cigala With one of the most beautiful flamenco voices of our time, Diego El Cigala has captivated audiences all over the world by seamlessly melding the rhythms and melodies of his Spanish gitano heritage with styles ranging from bolero to son, tango, and Afro-Caribbean jazz.

Tue FEB 3 Kodo Japan’s premier drumming ensemble returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with fascinating precision, breathtaking physicality and discipline. Their show features both classical and modern elements of this mesmerizing percussion art form.

Tue DEC 2 8:00 PM Audra McDonald

JAZZ

WORLD MUSIC Sat MAR 14 20 Years of Freedom Hugh Masekela & Vusi Mahlasela Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Sat APR 25 Gracias a la Vida: The Rebel Spirit of Violeta Parra

Two of South Africa’s true freedom fighters and renowned musical icons, Hugh Masekela and Vusi Mahlasela, come together to honor 20 years of democracy in South Africa. Ladysmith Black Mambazo, the acclaimed all-male chorus, celebrates over 50 years of joyous and uplifting music combining intricate rhythms and harmonies of South Africa with the sounds and sentiments of gospel.

Known as the most important singersongwriter-storyteller in the history of Chile, Violeta Parra sang about struggle, defiance and triumph. Her songs were the basis for Chile's "New Song" movement, which spread throughout Latin America and beyond. Chile’s leading artists pay tribute to the rebel legend.

with special guests to be announced

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

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3 CONCERTS EVENINGS

4 CONCERTS EVENINGS

Fri FEB 13 8:00PM Terri Lyne Carrington’s Mosaic Project Terri Lyne Carrington, Lalah Hathaway, Lizz Wright, Nona Hendryx, Tia Fuller, Ingrid Jensen, Helen Sung, Matt Stevens, Josh Hari

Cécile McLorin Salvant Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington has gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighs the sum of its parts. Featuring a talented, diverse lineup, the live show re-creates the magic that earned her a Grammy® , lacing jazz with R & B and soul. Adept jazz vocalist, Thelonious Monk competition-winner and rising star Cécile McLorin Salvant opens with smart sophistication and an updated take on classic standards.

Sat MAR 21 8:00 PM Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea The LA Phil’s Creative Chair for Jazz Herbie Hancock shares the stage with fellow legend Chick Corea for an unforgettable night of improvisation and artistry.

Thu APR 2 8:00 PM Miles Davis/Gil Evans: Still Ahead Terence Blanchard, Sean Jones, Peter Erskine, special guests Still Ahead Orchestra Vince Mendoza, conductor Porgy and Bess, Sketches of Spain and Miles Ahead forever changed the sound of jazz. Some of today’s finest artists celebrate the magic of the unique and timeless partnership of Miles and Gil, with original arrangements.

Sun APR 26 7:30 PM Esperanza Spalding As a young bassist/vocalist/composer, Esperanza Spalding has always charted her own course. For the first time, the Grammy® winner brings her own ensemble to Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Winner of five Tony® Awards and two Grammys ®, the barrier-breaking Broadway legend and Live From Lincoln Center host Audra McDonald dazzles audiences with favorite show tunes and with songs from her latest album Go Back Home — her most personal recording to date. “Absolutely thrilling… a defining voice of our time.” (The New York Times)

Sun MAY 3 7:30 PM Michael McDonald Five-time Grammy®-winning singer/ songwriter Michael McDonald has been thrilling us with his distinctively soulful style for four decades. From Doobie Brothers classics such as “What a Fool Believes” to solo hits like “I Keep Forgettin’” and his Motown covers, McDonald’s songs have emotional immediacy and a laid-back groove. At the heart of it, there is that rich, husky voice that carries the ache of unrequited love.

Mon APR 6 8:00 PM Arlo Guthrie Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Veteran singer/songwriter Arlo Guthrie’s career exploded in 1967 with Alice’s Restaurant, whose title song helped foster a new commitment to social awareness and activism. Celebrating a half-century since that album, Guthrie continues to walk to his own beat as he relives those classic songs and shares anecdotes from a life campaigning for social justice.

Audra McDonald

Christopher Still

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VISITING ORCHESTRAS

SOUNDS ABOUT TOWN

Don’t miss these two outstanding ensembles in the stunning acoustics of Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Here’s your chance to experience the remarkable talent of the next generation here in the Southland.

Tue MAR 24 8:00PM MTT @ 70 London Symphony Orchestra

Sun JAN 18 7:30 PM Colburn Orchestra

Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor Yuja Wang, piano BRITTEN Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes GERSHWIN Piano Concerto in F SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2

Wed APR 15 8:00PM Seoul Philharmonic Myung-Whun Chung, conductor Sunwook Kim, piano WAGNER Prelude to Tristan and Isolde BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor” BRAHMS Symphony No. 4

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Sir Neville Marriner, conductor Program to be announced

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Sat JAN 24 2:00 PM USC Thornton Symphony

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Carl St.Clair, conductor Glenn Dicterow, violin BERNSTEIN Slava! BARBER Violin Concerto BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

EDUCATION & COMMUNITY Over 150,000 school children, young musicians, and adults connect each year in the concert hall, are inspired in their classrooms, and transform their communities through the LA Phil’s dynamic education and community programs.

CONNECTION Ticket holders experience some of the world’s greatest artists in conversation through Upbeat Live, Casual Friday TalkBacks, and the new series Inside the Music with Brian Lauritzen. In addition, teachers and leaders from around the world gather annually to explore music education through the LA Phil’s Take a Stand symposium.

Official Timepiece of the LA Phil

Sat MAR 7 2:00 PM American Youth Symphony

MEDIA SPONSORS

Alexander Treger, conductor Program to be announced

INSPIRATION Through YOLA, Gustavo Dudamel’s intensive orchestra training program in underserved communities, students have opportunities to perform at legendary venues led by world-renowned conductors. In March, top YOLA students will travel to Boston to teach and play alongside younger students in El Sistema-inspired programs, sharing the power of music.

TRANSFORMATION Select high school students train in our rigorous two-year Composer Fellowship Program, studying with internationally acclaimed artists like Steven Stucky, John Adams, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL Michael Tilson Thomas

The Music Director Chair held by Gustavo Dudamel is endowed by a gift to the LA Phil from the Walt and Lilly Disney Foundation. The Creative Chair for Jazz held by Herbie Hancock is endowed by a gift to the LA Phil from Carolyn and Bill Powers.

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HOLLYWOOD BOWL

Ben Hong

For more information, visit LAPhil.com/Education. Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) is a partnership of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Harmony Project, Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA), the EXPO Center, a City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks facility, and the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. Take a Stand is a partnership of the LA Phil, the Longy School of Music of Bard College, and Bard College.

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