You’ll recognize our trademark mix of innovation and tradition in such projects as the unique cycle Schubert Symphonies / Mahler Songs conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel. We celebrate Creative Chair John Adams’ 70th birthday with several major presentations and end the season with the cycle of Bartók’s piano concertos featuring Yuja Wang. Join us this season for extraordinary music in brilliant performances.
LA Phil. Moving music forward.
Highlights of the 2016/17 Walt Disney Concert Hall season include:
- Reykjavík Festival – curated by Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen with Icelandic composer Daníel Bjarnason, a festival which includes a Green Umbrella performance of newly commissioned works, orchestral performances, popular and world music concerts, interdisciplinary collaborations, visual and installation art, chamber music, a TSFY program, lectures and film.
- Yuval Sharon – Yuval Sharon begins his three-year appointment as Artist-Collaborator with three projects: Nights and Dreams: A Schubert & Beckett Recital with tenor Ian Bostridge; two Green Umbrella presentations and the unveiling of a new installation by Rand Steiger during a day of new music across the campus, and a staging of Lou Harrison’s opera Young Caesar.
- in/SIGHT – programs feature special enhancements, multi-sensory presentations such as staging, video projections and other creative visual elements. This year’s In/SIGHT concerts include the world premiere of the full 1955 film Rebel Without A Cause with live performance of Leonard Rosenman’s score, Haydn’s Creation with video installation by Alberto Arvelo, Adams’ El Niño with film by Peter Sellars and semi-staged performances of Nixon in China, among others.
- Tour – For the first time, advanced students from Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA) will tour the West Coast of the U.S., visiting four cities and culminating in a concert led by Gustavo Dudamel in the Bay Area that launches the LA Phil’s own tour. Starting in October 2016, the LA Phil will undertake a separate West Coast tour, performing in Costa Mesa, San Francisco, and Davis, California and Seattle, Washington.
- Jazz, Songbook and World Music series – Acclaimed jazz greats, international legends and world music pioneers including Joan Baez, Alan Cumming, Herbie Hancock, Omara Portuondo, Kamasi Washington, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Aaron Diehl Trio with Cécile McLorin Salvant perform as part of these celebrated concert series.