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Katia and Marielle Labèque © Weigold & Böhm
Los Angeles

LA Phil returns home, licks wounds, soldiers on

By , 12 May 2018
***11
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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
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
***11
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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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Jane Henschel (Queen of Hearts) © Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

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

By , 27 February 2015
***11
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Michael Tilson Thomas © Chris Wahlberg
Los Angeles

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

By , 09 January 2015
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Gil Shaham © Luke Ratray
Los Angeles

Gil Shaham and Stéphane Denève offer insights into Bartók and Rachmaninov

By , 25 April 2014
****1
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Krzysztof Urbanski © Joanna Urbanska
Los Angeles

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

By , 24 January 2014
*****
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Anne Sofie von Otter © Ewa-Marie Rundquist
Los Angeles

Von Otter and Ax combine for sublime Brahms in Los Angeles

By , 21 January 2014
****1
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©  Craig T. Mathew & Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

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

By , 25 May 2013
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Lang Lang  ©  Peter Hönnemann - under exclusive license to Sony Classical for Lang Lang’s new release "The Chopin Album"
Los Angeles

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

By , 02 May 2013
*****
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Lionel Bringuier  © Jonathan Grimbert-Barré
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
***11
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Unsuk Chin  ©  EricRichmond/ArenaPAL
Los Angeles

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

By , 26 February 2013
*****
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The Colburn Orchestra  ©  Philip Pirolo, The Colburn School
Los Angeles

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

By , 19 February 2013
****1
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Charles Dutoit
Los Angeles

Dutoit leads LA Phil in Valentine’s Day concert

By , 14 February 2013
***11
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Emanuel Ax  ©   Lisa Marie Mazzucco
Los Angeles

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

By , 24 January 2013
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Pablo Heras-Casado  ©  Felix Broede
Los Angeles

LA Phil finds focus on Bartók, Kodály – but not on Eötvös

By , 20 January 2013
****1
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Susan Graham  © Dario Acosta; Renée Fleming © Jonathan Tichler
Los Angeles

Susan Graham and Renée Fleming stunning at Disney Hall

By , 19 January 2013
*****
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Zubin Mehta  ©  Oded Antman
Los Angeles

Mehta and the LA Phil celebrate their 50th anniversary together

By , 13 December 2012
****1
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Gerald Finley  ©  Sim Canetty-Clarke
Los Angeles

Lutosławski centenary: The shadows of the night with the LA Phil

By , 07 December 2012
****1
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Lionel Bringuier © Jonathan Grimbert-Barré
Los Angeles

Lutosławski and his influences: with the LA Phil New Music Group

By , 04 December 2012
*****
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Esa-Pekka Salonen  ©  Clive Barda
Los Angeles

Salonen and the LA Phil outstanding in the music of Lutosławski

By , 01 December 2012
***11
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Vasily Petrenko, styled by Lorraine McCulloch, courtesy of Cricket Liverpool, photo  ©  Mark McNulty
Los Angeles

Hope and defiance in Petrenko's Shostakovich 10 with the LA Phil

By , 23 November 2012
*****
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Esa-Pekka Salonen
Los Angeles

Salonen and the Philharmonia deliver a razor-sharp Wozzeck at Disney Hall

By , 13 November 2012
*****
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Marin Alsop  ©  Kym Thomson
Los Angeles

Quirky Golijov and granitic Tchaikovsky from the LA Phil and Alsop

By , 02 November 2012
***11
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