Thursdays at 9:00 pm
Hailed for outstanding artistry since 1919, the acclaim of the Los Angeles Philharmonic continues under the leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, one of the most exciting young conductors today. Dudamel’s infectious emotional energy wins over the most jaded souls. For his inaugural concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 18,000 people greeted him with a hollering, stamping, pop-star ovation.
Each year, the LA Phil presents these national broadcasts hosted by Brian Lauritzen, giving fresh perspective on orchestral performance today.
Salonen, Beethoven, and Norman
Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the LA Phil, conducts music by Beethoven, Andrew Norman (in a world premiere performance), and Esa-Pekka Salonen, the music director of the SF Symphony.
Bullock & Bridges
Gustavo Dudamel conducts soprano Julia Bullock and mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in performances of music by Barber and Lieberson.
Seong-Jin Cho Plays Rachmaninoff 2
Maestro Dudamel welcomes pianist Seong-Jin Cho for a performance of the major Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Music by contemporary composer Thomas Adès rounds out the program.
Dudamel Conducts Salonen; Salonen Conducts Stravinsky
A program conducted by two of the West Coast’s leading music directors.
Violinist Carolin Widmann
Widmann joins guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the LA Phil to perform Weill’s Violin Concerto.
Zubin Mehta & Yefim Bronfman
The illustrious conductor joins the LA Phil and guest pianist Yefim Bronfman for an all-Brahms program.
Susanna Mälkki & Leila Josefowicz
Music by Knussen, Mahler, and Steve Reich (in a world premiere, LA Phil commission).
Elim Chan & Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
Two emerging conductors are in the spotlight in this program of music by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Unsuk Chin, in a world premiere performance of an LA Phil commission.
Tilson Thomas: Composer & Conductor
The versatility of the long-tenured former SF Symphony music director is on full display in music composed by Tchaikovsky as well as by Tilson Thomas himself. Guest artists include mezzo-soprano Measha Brueggergosman, soprano Mikaela Bennet, and pianist Daniil Trifonov.