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  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic 2019/20 Season Ushers in the Orchestra's Second Century of Music Making and Gustavo Dudamel's Second Decade as Music & Artistic Director
  • Sep. 27, 2019
  • Dudamel Leads the LA Phil in Five Multi-Night Fall Programs

    KUSC to Broadcast a Live Performance of the First Program of
    the Season, Friday, October 4, at 8PM

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic launches the 2019/20 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall with Gustavo Dudamel leading the orchestra in five fall programs that showcase the astonishing breadth of his musical sensibilities and the virtuosic range of the LA Phil. The 2019/20 season ushers in the second century of music making for the LA Phil, and Dudamel's second decade as the orchestra's leader.
    The season begins with two programs dedicated to American Icons highlighting the music of Copland. The first, October 3 through 6, will include Copland's Appalachian Spring Suite, Gershwin's Concerto in F with Jean-Yves Thibaudet as soloist, Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with soprano Julia Bullock, and Can Spring Be Far Behind? by former Music Director André Previn.
    KUSC will broadcast the October 4 performance live. The broadcast begins at 8:00 PM (PDT) and will be hosted by KUSC's Brian Lauritzen and Alan Chapman. The concert will be broadcast on air at KUSC 91.5 FM and as a live stream at The broadcast will be available online at on-demand for 7 days following the live broadcast.
    From October 10 to 13, Dudamel leads the LA Phil in Copland's Rodeo and Fanfare for the Common Man. The program also features the world premiere of an LA Phil commission, Esteban Benzecry's Piano Concerto, "Universos infinitos," with acclaimed soloist Sergio Tiempo. Opening the program is the Symphony No. 2, "Sinfonía India," by Carlos Chávez.
    On November 2 and 3, Dudamel pairs Bruckner's awe-inspiring Symphony No. 4, "Romantic," with repeat performances of Andrew Norman's LA Phil-commissioned, and Pulitzer Prize finalist, Sustain. Bruckner's symphony will also be performed on November 1.
    Yuja Wang joins Dudamel on November 7 and 8 for a program featuring Ginastera's Variaciones concertantes, Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, and John Adams' LA Phil-commissioned piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?
    Dudamel concludes his fall programs on November 30 and December 1, with a program of The Rite of Spring and Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Seong-Jin Cho.
    Thursday, October 3, at 8PM
    Friday, October 4, at 8PM
    Saturday, October 5, at 8PM
    Sunday, October 6, at 2PM
    Dudamel Conducts Gershwin & Copland
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    Julia Bullock, soprano
    BARBER                    Knoxville: Summer of 1915
    GERSHWIN                Concerto in F
    PREVIN                     Can Spring Be Far Behind?
    COPLAND                  Appalachian Spring Suite
    Dudamel launches the LA Phil's 101st season with the beauty and bravura of masterworks by beloved American composers, including former LA Phil Music Director André Previn.
    Thursday, October 10, 2019, 8PM
    Friday, October 11, 2019, 8PM
    Saturday, October 12, 2019, 8PM
    Sunday, October 13, 2019, 2PM
    Dudamel Conducts Music from the Americas
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Sergio Tiempo, piano
    CHÁVEZ                      Symphony No. 2, "Sinfonía India"
    Esteban BENZECRY      Piano Concerto, "Universos infinitos"(world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    COPLAND                    Fanfare for the Common Man
    COPLAND                    Rodeo
    Dudamel focuses on rousing music from the Americas, including a world premiere - featuring acclaimed Argentine virtuoso Sergio Tiempo - and concluding with the exuberant, infectious rhythms of Copland's beloved ballet score.
    Friday, November 1, at 8PM
    Saturday, November 2, at 2PM
    Sunday, November 3, at 2PM
    Dudamel Conducts Bruckner
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Andrew NORMAN      Sustain (LA Phil commission) (except Friday)
    BRUCKNER               Symphony No. 4, "Romantic"
    This is the chance to hear a powerhouse tour program before anyone else. When Dudamel led the premiere of Andrew Norman's Sustain, The New Yorker suggested it "may become a modern American classic." The program also features Dudamel conducting Bruckner's awe-inspiring Fourth Symphony.
    Thursday, November 7, at 8PM
    Friday, November 8, at 11AM
    Dudamel & Yuja Wang
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano
    GINASTERA               Variaciones concertantes
    John ADAMS              Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (LA Phil commission)
    STRAVINSKY             The Rite of Spring
    The incomparable Yuja Wang plays John Adams' newest piano concerto, and Gustavo presides over Stravinsky's pulse-pounding vision of prehistoric Russian rituals.
    Saturday, November 30, at 8PM
    Sunday, December 1, at 2PM
    Dudamel Conducts Rachmaninoff & Stravinsky
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Seong-Jin Cho, piano
    RACHMANINOFF       Piano Concerto No. 2
    STRAVINSKY            The Rite of Spring
    The fast-rising Korean star pianist plays Rachmaninoff's ultra-Romantic concerto, and Dudamel leads Stravinsky's game-changing ballet score with its complex yet primitive-sounding rhythms.
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    All concerts take place at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2019/20 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For more information, please call 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 October through May and continues throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic as 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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