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  • LA Phil Announces Cast for Bernstein's Mass, Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
  • Dec. 7, 2017
  • LA Phil Announces Cast for Bernstein's Mass,
    Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel  

    Dudamel Kicks Off His 2018 Concerts at 

    Walt Disney Concert Hall With Brahms' First Symphony


    Los Angeles, CA (December 7, 2017) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association announces the cast for Bernstein's Mass, performed on February 1, 2, 3 and 4, 2018. Conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and staged by director Elkhanah Pulitzer, this rarely-performed, unabashedly eclectic, and highly dramatic theater piece includes a huge cast of over 230 people, featuring singers, dancers, rock band, marching band and orchestra. For this sweeping summation of life and music, Leonard Bernstein himself wrote most of the lyrics, which lays bare the crisis of faith experienced by a priest celebrating mass.  

    Performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master ChoraleLos Angeles Children's Chorus, and UCLA Wind Ensemble are Ryan McKinny in the role of the Celebrant, as well as a talented cast of singers and dancers.   

    The performance is part of the LA Phil's Bernstein 100 concerts, centennial celebrations of Bernstein which also includes the LA Phil's performance of Chichester Psalms, conducted by Dudamel, in April 2018. 

    Ahead of Bernstein's Mass, Dudamel will kick off his 2018 concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall by leading the LA Phil in three performances of Brahms' First Symphony on January 25, 26 and 28. These concerts will also include the world premiere of Principal Timpanist Joseph Pereira's new LA Phil-commissioned work.


    Dudamel Conducts Brahms 

    Thursday, January 25, 2018, at 8 PM
    Friday, January 26, 2018, at 8 PM
    Sunday, January 28, 2018, 2 PM

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Joseph Pereira, timpani
    Maraca 2, percussion
    STRAVINSKY Fireworks
    Joseph PEREIRA Threshold a 
    (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    BRAHMS Symphony No. 1

    Bernstein's Mass 
    Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 8 PM
    Friday, February 2, 2018, at 8 PM
    Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 8 PM
    Sunday, February 4, 2018, at 2 PM 

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Elkhanah Pulitzer, director
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
             Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
    Los Angeles Children's Chorus
             Anne Tomlinson, Artistic Director
    UCLA Wind Ensemble
    Christine Crook, costumer designer
    Seth Reiser, scenic and lighting designer
    Adam Larsen, projection designer
    Mark Grey, sound designer
    Laurel Jenkins, choreographer 

    Ryan McKinny, Celebrant 

    Street Chorus:
    Hadleigh Adams
    Shaleah Adkisson
    Laura Bohn
    Phillip Brandon
    Marshal Kennedy Carolan
    David Castillo
    Anthony Chatmon II
    Christopher James Culberson
    Jason Gotay
    Matthew Hydzik
    Joaquina Kalukango
    Azudi Onyejekwe
    Anna Schubert
    Zanda Svēde

    Soren Ryssdal, boy soprano

    Haihuia Chiang
    Samantha Mohr
    Daniel Miramontes
    Habeel Husain
    Devika Wickremesinghe
    Emily Sweeney
    Kevin Williamson


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    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2017/18 season are available for purchase at, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323.850.2000. 

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & 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 ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, 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.

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