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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Must the Devil have all the good tunes? John Adams' concerto premieres at the LA Phil

By , 07 March 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Gerardo Gomez | Fundamusical
Los Angeles

Hope triumphs over despair: Dudamel conducts Mahler's Ninth in LA

By , 28 February 2019
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Thomas Wilkins
Los Angeles

Still, Ellington, the LA Phil and the disappointments of good intentions

By , 16 February 2019
***11
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Tan Dun © Columbia Artists
Los Angeles

Tan Dun's new Passion: from the Bodhi tree to Nirvana in 95 minutes

By , 09 February 2019
*****
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Ray Chen © John Mac
Los Angeles

LA Phil celebrates Chinese Year of the Pig with a French-Chinese menu

By , 07 February 2019
****1
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Susanna Malkki © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Mälkki makes her mark in Saariaho, missed in Messiaen

By , 18 January 2019
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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Starman dimmed? Glass’ latest Bowie/Eno opus proves no Life on Mars

By , 10 January 2019
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT unleashes Ives at his raucous, crotchety best in Disney Hall

By , 07 December 2018
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Los Angeles

Mälkki’s Mahler 5 proves a mixed bag in Los Angeles

By , 01 November 2018
***11
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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Los Angeles

LA Phil returns home, licks wounds, soldiers on

By , 12 May 2018
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Isabelle Faust © Felix Broede
Los Angeles

A wonderful surfeit of Bach from Les Violons du Roy

By , 26 April 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

LA Phil’s multimedia Das Lied von der Erde is a sight to hear

By , 06 April 2018
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Lionel Bringuier © Paolo Dutto
Los Angeles

Bringuier brings Gallic flair to Brahms and Dvořák in LA

By , 22 March 2018
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Herbert Blomstedt © U.K. Lengemann
Los Angeles

Forever young: Blomstedt leads LA Phil in Beethoven and Sibelius

By , 16 March 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

Salonen revives Wing On Wing... and it flies!

By , 16 February 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Benjamin Suomela
Los Angeles

A rousing reunion for Esa-Pekka Salonen and the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 09 February 2018
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Esa-Pekka Salonen © Clive Barda
Los Angeles

A portrait of a world drawn closer, as depicted by Esa-Pekka Salonen

By , 08 February 2018
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Bernstein's Mass with Dudamel © Craig T Mathew | Mathew Imaging courtesy of LA Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles

Bernstein's Mass gushes, swoons and rages under Dudamel in LA

By , 01 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Dudamel celebrates his birthday with a new percussion concerto by Joseph Pereira

By , 26 January 2018
****1
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Susanna Mälkki © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Hong, Byers and Loo step in for Zimmermann's Cello Concerto at Disney Hall

By , 19 January 2018
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Fabio Biondi and Europa Galante © Ana de Labra
Los Angeles

Fabio Biondi's Vivaldi puts Mozart in the shade in LA

By , 09 January 2018
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

MTT brings maverick approach to Bruckner's Seventh in Los Angeles

By , 14 December 2017
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Xian Zhang © Benjamin Ealovega
Los Angeles

Xian Zhang thrills in Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev at Disney Hall

By , 10 December 2017
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Emmanuelle Haïm © Simon Fowler
Los Angeles

Emmanuelle Haïm brings early music to the LA Phil

By , 17 November 2017
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Charles Dutoit © Chris Lee
Los Angeles

Clockwork precision and sparkle in Dutoit's all-Ravel program in Los Angeles

By , 10 November 2017
****1
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Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony at Disney Hall © Todd Rosenberg Photography
Los Angeles

Chicago and Muti keep it safe, delivering potent Brahms at Disney Hall

By , 22 October 2017
****1
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Philippe Jordan © JF Leclercq
Los Angeles

Morning Wagner at the Los Angeles Philharmonic

By , 28 April 2017
*****
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Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Hanauer
Los Angeles

Waves of spiritual energy: Dudamel conducts Pärt and Mozart in LA

By , 19 May 2016
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Bernard Labadie and Les Violons du Roy © Camirand Photo
Los Angeles

Sumptuous Bach and Handel from Les Violons du Roy in LA

By , 13 April 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © RIchard Reinsdorf
Los Angeles

A bright Mahlerian cosmos from Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic

By , 03 March 2016
****1
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Camilla Tilling © Craig T. Mathew | Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Definitive Pelléas and Mélisande at the LA Phil

By , 19 February 2016
*****
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Ludovic Morlot © Sussie Ahlburg
Los Angeles

Music for a While: Beguiled by Beethoven and John Luther Adams in Los Angeles

By , 14 November 2015
****1
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Los Angeles

Dudamel combines forces in stirring Beethoven's Ninth

By , 06 October 2015
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© Beatriz Schiller
Los Angeles

Stellar dancing in Child's “Available Light" at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

By , 05 June 2015
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© Steven Mackey
Los Angeles

Intriguing pairing of Mackey and Reich leads to provocative results at the LA Phil

By , 29 May 2015
****1
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Siudy Garrido © Kike San Martín
Los Angeles

Dudamel’s Iberian-theme brings flair with frayed flamenco.

By , 21 May 2015
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Hélène Grimaud © Mat Hennek | DG
Los Angeles

Drought-laden LA filled with Hélène Grimaud's aqueous coloring

By , 14 April 2015
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Los Angeles

A bizarre ride: Chin's enveloping Alice in Wonderland makes West Coast debut

By , 27 February 2015
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Los Angeles

Semi-staged Missa solemnis marks Tilson Thomas' 70th birthday

By , 09 January 2015
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Los Angeles

Gil Shaham and Stéphane Denève offer insights into Bartók and Rachmaninov

By , 25 April 2014
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Los Angeles

The LA Phil’s “Casual Friday” with Chopin and Prokofiev is no light entertainment

By , 24 January 2014
*****
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Los Angeles

Von Otter and Ax combine for sublime Brahms in Los Angeles

By , 21 January 2014
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Los Angeles

Alden's Marriage of Figaro at the LA Phil leaves out Da Ponte

By , 25 May 2013
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Los Angeles

Loving Lang Lang: Heroic Tchaikovsky and Nielsen with Dudamel in Los Angeles

By , 02 May 2013
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Los Angeles

Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Lionel Bringuier with the LA Philharmonic in Saint-Säens and Ravel

By , 26 April 2013
****1
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Los Angeles

Brooklyn Festival in Los Angeles a mixed bag

By , 16 April 2013
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Los Angeles

LA Phil New Music Group plays Adams, Pereira, and Chin

By , 26 February 2013
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Los Angeles

Dudamel and Paredes lead Colburn Orchestra in music by Revueltas, Copland, Tchaikovsky

By , 19 February 2013
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Los Angeles

Dutoit leads LA Phil in Valentine’s Day concert

By , 14 February 2013
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Los Angeles

LA Phil and Morlot offer mixed bag of Dutilleux, Mozart, and Beethoven

By , 24 January 2013
***11
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