As LA Phil enters their second century, they are committed to working with the incredible array of artists who bring much-needed replenishment and room for thought into our lives as individuals and as members of a broader community. Through music, they show us the way forward, to an ever more vibrant future.
The LA Phil’s Music & Artistic Director will begin their season with seven different programs, including previews of two stunning lineups that will be toured in three countries. The magnificent music ranges from symphonies by Beethoven and Bruckner through favorite American composers and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, all the way to recent works by two of the most exciting composers working today, John Adams and Andrew Norman. Joining Dudamel will be such artists as pianists Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Yuja Wang, and Seong-Jin Cho.
For the complete schedule and tickets for LA Phil’s 2019/20 season, visit www.laphil.com/201920-season-overview.
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Hyperallergic is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to two of this season’s shows.
(Ticket giveaway is for the mentioned dates only.)
Tchaikovsky & Bartok
October 18, 2019
Experience a young phenom in Tchaikovsky’s beloved concerto. Salonen conducts his own latest orchestral work to launch this program, followed by rising star violinist Daniel Lozakovich, hand-picked by Salonen to play the Tchaikovsky. Salonen and the LA Phil also perform one of their signature works, Bartók’s late masterpiece, which shows off every section of the orchestra to full advantage.
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Green Umbrella – A Tribute to Oliver Knussen
December 10, 2019, 8pm
Green Umbrella is at the heart of the LA Phil’s commitment to the future of our art. As a part of the Green Umbrella program, Tribute to Oliver Knussen, LA Phil is putting a tribute to honor the memory of the talented and beloved colleague Oliver Knussen. Mälkki and Josefowicz have programmed three of his remarkable creations and surrounded them with chamber-sized music by his friends, colleagues, and his students.