Los Angeles Philharmonic

Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Each year since its founding in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as Southern California’s leading performing arts institution. Today, under the dynamic leadership of 33-year-old Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, who in 2009 became the orchestra’s eleventh music director, the Philharmonic is still recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras. When he inaugurated his Philharmonic tenure at the Hollywood Bowl, a crowd of eighteen thousand people greeted him with a hollering and stamping pop-star ovation. Since its first season, the Philharmonic has made downtown Los Angeles its winter home. It was in December 1964 that it began its residency at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Music Center of Los Angeles County, and in the fall of 2003, the Philharmonic took up residence in the acoustically superb, stunning Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall – the fourth performing venue in the Music Center complex. At the same time, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association vastly increased the number of concerts it presents during the winter season, which now includes jazz, world music, organ recitals, Baroque concerts, holiday programs and much more.

Nov 25:  

  • TANSMAN: Stele – In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky
  • SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto
  • GORECKI: Symphony No. 4

Dec 2:   

  • MOZART: Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”; Horn Concerto No. 4
  • HAYDN: Trumpet Concerto; Symphony No. 104, “London”

Dec 9:  

  • BRITTEN:  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
  • SCHUMANN:  Piano Concerto
  • STRAUSS:  Death and Transfiguration

Dec 16:  

  • MAHLER:  Symphony No. 6

Dec 23: 

  • BRAHMS:  Piano Concerto No. 1
  • BACH:  Ricercar; Orchestral Suite No. 3; Toccata and Fuge in d

Dec 30:   

  • RAVEL:  Tombeau de Coperin; Concerto fro Left Hand; Bolero
  • SAARIAHO:  True Fire