Members of the ensemble So Percussion join conductor Gustavo Dudamel for the U.S. premiere of David Lang's man made at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
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October 2, 2014 Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler's Fifth Symphony and a new percussion concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang in this season opener at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a special gala concert.
October 2, 2013 Ten years ago, architect Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall opened its doors. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel celebrates the occasion with classics, plus a new percussion concerto.
Mahler's ironic funeral march, in his first symphony, was inspired by this woodcut of forest animals bearing the hunter to his grave.
March 21, 2013 The idea of transforming the children's song "Frère Jacques" into a funeral march was both creepy and ingenious, making Gustav Mahler's very first symphony a bold game changer.
The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.
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November 30, 2012 A major move for the NY Phil, back-and-forthing in Minnesota and the ROI on Dudamel: our weekly guide to what you absolutely need to know. There's also been something of crime wave, with embezzlement in Atlanta, suspected collusion in Switzerland and students in Ohio trying to crack the drug biz.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic and pianist Herbie Hancock in an all-Gershwin season opener.
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September 26, 2011 Hear the whole concert with superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel and guest pianist Herbie Hancock, in luscious and thrilling performances.
Gustavo Dudamel's L.A. Philharmonic concert was beamed live into movie theaters across the country.
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January 10, 2011 The L.A. Philharmonic charted its maiden voyage into movie theaters yesterday with a live simulcast. The orchestra was radiant. The production wasn't. Read reactions from viewers around the country.
Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is making his maiden voyage into movie theaters across the country.
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January 6, 2011 The Los Angeles Philharmonic plans to transmit live concerts to the nation's movie theaters. Will the exuberance of conductor Gustavo Dudamel pay off, or does the expense — and the static nature of a symphony performance — present a risk?
Christoph Eschenbach's life turned around when he was introduced to music.
April 20, 2010 The dark days of the conductor's troubled childhood brightened when he was exposed to music. Hear Christoph Eschenbach in concert, leading the L.A. Philharmonic in music by Dvorak and Szymanowski.
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October 8, 2009 Gustavo Dudamel has been called "the Obama of classical music." Hear the charismatic 28-year-old conductor from Venezuela officially take over the Los Angeles Philharmonic with a gala opening concert that includes a new piece by John Adams, as well as Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1.
September 8, 2009 The young Dutch violinist was once known as much for her good looks as for her good playing. Today, she turns heads with a fearless approach to music and excellent technique. Hear Jansen play Tchaikovsky's classic Violin Concerto with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
September 7, 2007 Pianist Leif Ove Andsnes takes a fresh approach to an old classic. He taps into the spirit of the Norwegian countryside in a concert performance of Edvard Grieg's Piano Concerto, with Esa-Pekka Salonen leading the L.A. Philharmonic.
January 31, 2007 Twenty years of programs, two hours a day, every day. That's around 45-thousand performances, recorded in places as remote as alpine ski villages in South Korea, to the great cathedrals of music in Paris, to chamber music festivals in the hills of New Mexico, to NPR's own Studio 4-A. It's impossible to squeeze 20 years into two hours, so here are some sweet memories, thrilling performances, and even a few flukes.
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January 19, 2007 The Los Angeles Philharmonic performs J.S. Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, music which is featured in a wide range of Hollywood film scores including A Bridge Too Far and Romy and Michele's High School Reunion.
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