Las Vegas Philharmonic: Glass, Mozart & Bach
Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Glass, Mozart & Bach

MOZART Overture to Cosi fan tutte, K588
GLASS Piano Concerto No. 3
BACH Concerto for Keyboard No. 7 in G Minor, BMV 1058
MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K550  *2008

Mozart’s opera Cosí fan tutte premiered in 1790 in Vienna, Austria. A comedic opera (opera buffa) whose title roughly translates to “they’re all like that,” deals with the themes of love and fidelity and in the 19th and 20th centuries was considered by some to be risqué.  

Philip Glass’s newest piano concerto was commissioned by a consortium of orchestras, including the Las Vegas Philharmonic, and composed for phenomenal pianist, Simone Dinnerstein.

Concerto for Keyboard No. 7 is speculated to be Bach’s first attempt at a full harpsichord concerto.

Symphony No. 40, written in 1788, is sometimes referred to as the “Great G Minor Symphony,” and is one of the only two minor key symphonies Mozart wrote.

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New West Symphony: S’Wonderful! S’Marvelous! A Salute to George Gershwin
Oct
7
3:00 PM15:00

New West Symphony: S’Wonderful! S’Marvelous! A Salute to George Gershwin

The New West Symphony opens its 24th season with a 120th birthday salute to George Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue, composed at the height of the Jazz Age, was Gershwin’s attempt at fusing classical music with jazz. Pianist Kevin Cole makes his New West Symphony debut with this beloved work. Opera star turned chanteuse, Sylvia McNair, brings her inimitable stylings to the Gershwin Songbook in her New West Symphony debut. Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy suite from the ballet Fancy Free is a hat-tip for his 100th birthday year.  Darius Milhaud’s rollicking Le boeuf sur le toit pays homage to the venerable Parisian café that was the haunt of artists, writers and musicians during the Jazz Age.

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New West Symphony: S’Wonderful! S’Marvelous! A Salute to George Gershwin
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

New West Symphony: S’Wonderful! S’Marvelous! A Salute to George Gershwin

The New West Symphony opens its 24th season with a 120th birthday salute to George Gershwin. Rhapsody in Blue, composed at the height of the Jazz Age, was Gershwin’s attempt at fusing classical music with jazz. Pianist Kevin Cole makes his New West Symphony debut with this beloved work. Opera star turned chanteuse, Sylvia McNair, brings her inimitable stylings to the Gershwin Songbook in her New West Symphony debut. Leonard Bernstein’s jazzy suite from the ballet Fancy Free is a hat-tip for his 100th birthday year.  Darius Milhaud’s rollicking Le boeuf sur le toit pays homage to the venerable Parisian café that was the haunt of artists, writers and musicians during the Jazz Age.

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Las Vegas Philharmonic: Opening Night - Celebrating Bernstein
Sep
15
7:30 PM19:30

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Opening Night - Celebrating Bernstein

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Timeless stories of forbidden love, an American Icon and Russian Romantics kick off our 20th season.

We celebrate the 100th Birthday of the renowned composer, conductor, educator, humanitarian and American treasure, Leonard Bernstein.

Bernstein’s West Side Story and Candide are both based upon classic literature. West Side Story is a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet while Candide is inspired by Voltaire’s novel of the same name.

Joyce Yang returns for Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, one of the composer’s most enduringly popular pieces, demonstrating once again, her “poetic and sensitive pianism” (Washington Post).  

Romeo and Juliet Overture-Fantasy is the product of Shakespeare’s tragedy and Tchaikovsky’s tortured personal life colliding to produce what has been heralded as the first true expression of the composer’s genius.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel & Oscar D'Leon
Aug
16
7:30 PM19:30

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel & Oscar D'Leon

  • GINASTERA: Obertura para el “Fausto” criollo
  • ESTÉVEZ: Mediodia en el Llano
  • ORBÓN: Tres Versiones Sinfónicas: Xilófono
  • STRAUSS, JR. (arr. Paul DESENNE): Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, “Triqui Traqui”
  • Intermission
  • Arturo MÁRQUEZ: Conga del Fuego Nuevo
  • OSCAR D’LEÓN with the LA PHIL: Selections to be announced from the stage

Venezuelan singer and bassist Oscar D’León will be making his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut. Heavily influenced by Cuban musicians, he taught himself to play bass by listening and playing along to records.  Now known as the “Lion of Salsa,” he has an impressive body of work and has toured and recorded extensively. 

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Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel & Omara Portuondo
Aug
14
8:00 PM20:00

Los Angeles Philharmonic: Gustavo Dudamel & Omara Portuondo

  • GINASTERA: Obertura para el “Fausto” criollo
  • ESTÉVEZ: Mediodia en el Llano
  • ORBÓN: Tres Versiones Sinfónicas: Xilófono
  • REVUELTAS: Sensemaya
  • STRAUSS, JR. (arr. Paul DESENNE): Tritsch-Tratsch Polka, “Triqui Traqui”
  • Intermission
  • Arturo MÁRQUEZ: Conga del Fuego Nuevo
  • OMARA PORTUONDO with the LA Phil: Selections to be announced from the stage

Cuban singer Omara Portuondo has been continually performing in public since the age of 15, a legendary singer, part of the historical project Buena Vista Social Club, whose voice reflects a long, creative life of passion and music. She has been singing professionally for an incredible 70+ years and this concert will be her debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel.

https://www.hollywoodbowl.com/events/performances/398/2018-08-14/gustavo-dudamel-omara-portuondo/

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Together in Music: ArtShare!
Jun
16
7:00 PM19:00

Together in Music: ArtShare!

TIM strives to collect not only monetary donations, but also non-perishable food and medicine to send directly to the neediest communities. By providing engaging and educational chamber music performances, TIM hopes audiences can enjoy interactive concerts while knowing their donations will arrive securely to those in need.

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Las Vegas Philharmonic: Season Finale
May
19
7:30 PM19:30

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Season Finale

CABRERA CONDUCTS BERNSTEIN, BEETHOVEN & PROKOFIEV

IN HONOR OF internationally beloved American Composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday and to mark the second year of our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship, we present an evening that begins with Bernstein’s Fancy Free Variations from the ballet about three sailors on shore-leave in New York City, which premiered to instant popularity in 1944.  Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed  “Emperor” is one of his most famous and the final piano concerto he wrote.  A colossal work, it amplifies the virtuosity demanded of the player.  Rising star Danae Dörken, one of the most sought-after soloists of her generation, will captivate with her breathtaking technique, profound musicality, and color-rich sound as part of our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship, which promotes cultural unity through music. “Full of grandeur and overwhelming power, this concerto feels like a true force of nature,” reveals Dörken. After catching our breath from Germany’s “poet at the piano,” we launch into Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, written in Soviet Russia in the span of one month in 1944 at the height of WWII. He intended it to be a hymn to the free and happy man.  It is a powerhouse symphony, which utilizes the full panoply of colors and textures of the orchestra in quintessential Russian style to convey the complete spectrum of the human condition.

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LA Phil: Mozart & Vaughan Williams
Mar
31
8:00 PM20:00

LA Phil: Mozart & Vaughan Williams

The incomparable Richard Goode joins us for the exquisite concerto that Mozart composed for a young blind virtuoso named Maria Theresa Paradis. Then, Manze leads a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ vividly dramatic and expressive Sixth Symphony. Although VW wouldn’t confirm that it was a reaction to the sufferings of WWII, it is clearly in a different world from his more pastoral achievements.
 

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LA Phil: Symphonies for Youth - Pictures at an Exhibition
Mar
31
11:00 AM11:00

LA Phil: Symphonies for Youth - Pictures at an Exhibition

Come with us on an imaginative stroll through Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring new work from high-school aged members of the LA Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program.


ART WORKSHOPS, 10AM 

Your concert is preceded by a choice of workshops designed for children ages 5 to 11. These include an instrument petting zoo, art-making, storytelling, dance and more. All activities are FREE to ticket holders.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

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LA Phil: Mozart & Vaughan Williams
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

LA Phil: Mozart & Vaughan Williams

The incomparable Richard Goode joins us for the exquisite concerto that Mozart composed for a young blind virtuoso named Maria Theresa Paradis. Then, Manze leads a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ vividly dramatic and expressive Sixth Symphony. Although VW wouldn’t confirm that it was a reaction to the sufferings of WWII, it is clearly in a different world from his more pastoral achievements.
 

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LA Phil: Mozart & Vaughan Williams
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

LA Phil: Mozart & Vaughan Williams

The incomparable Richard Goode joins us for the exquisite concerto that Mozart composed for a young blind virtuoso named Maria Theresa Paradis. Then, Manze leads a rare performance of Vaughan Williams’ vividly dramatic and expressive Sixth Symphony. Although VW wouldn’t confirm that it was a reaction to the sufferings of WWII, it is clearly in a different world from his more pastoral achievements.
 

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LA Phil: Symphonies for Youth - Pictures at an Exhibition
Mar
24
11:00 AM11:00

LA Phil: Symphonies for Youth - Pictures at an Exhibition

Come with us on an imaginative stroll through Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring new work from high-school aged members of the LA Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program.


ART WORKSHOPS, 10AM 

Your concert is preceded by a choice of workshops designed for children ages 5 to 11. These include an instrument petting zoo, art-making, storytelling, dance and more. All activities are FREE to ticket holders.

Programs, artists, dates, prices and availability subject to change.

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Southeast Symphony: Scheherazade
Mar
11
4:30 PM16:30

Southeast Symphony: Scheherazade

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The Southeast Symphony kicks off its 70th season celebrating Women's Month. We also highlight the centennial of the birth of iconic American composer, Leonard Bernstein.

Maestro Parnther opens the program with the music of West Side Story, Bernstein's modernized refashioning of Romeo and Juliet, which has earned its place as one of the greatest musical and commercial triumphs of the 20th century.

Los Angeles composer, Adrienne Albert, worked closely with Leonard Bernstein as a vocal soloist and contractor, alongside a cache of the most influential composers of modern times including Igor Stravinsky, Phillip Glass, and Gunther Schuller. Albert's Western Suite combines Copland-esque harmonies, hoedowns, and minimalistic intertwining throughout. 

Florence Price is the first black woman to have her composition played by a major symphony orchestra. We will present a rarely heard work of hers The Oak in it's Los Angeles premiere. 

Annelle Gregory is the 1st Prize & Audience Choice Award winner of the 2017 National Sphinx Competition and is the featured soloist in Rimsky Korsakov's epic and colorful orchestral masterpiece Scheherazade. 

The Sultan Schariar, convinced that all women are false and faithless, vowed to put to death each of his wives after the first nuptial night. But the Sultana Scheherazade saved her life by entertaining her lord with fascinating tales, told seriatim, for a thousand and one nights. The Sultan, consumed with curiosity, postponed from day to day the execution of his wife, and finally repudiated his bloody vow entirely.

We end our opening night program with the glorious music of Bernstein once again, this time from his Voltaire inspired operetta, Candide. After a journey that has brought young lovers Candide and Cunegonde from Westphalian idyll to disaster at sea, to Spanish bordello, the ravages of war, and back again, the cast unites at a simple farm to start anew in "Make Our Garden Grow".

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Mexico City: "Encounters/Encuentros" Project
Feb
28
to Mar 4

Mexico City: "Encounters/Encuentros" Project

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This February-March, Gustavo Dudamel is taking the Vienna Philharmonic on its first "Americas" tour: beginning at Carnegie Hall in New York and concluding at the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires with stops in Florida, Mexico City, Bogota and Santiago de Chile. It is an extremely meaningful tour for Gustavo, bringing the Vienna Phil to his home continent and symbolically uniting North, Central and South America. 

As part of this tour, Mexico's Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical and the Mexican composer, Arturo Marquez, are partnering with the Dudamel Foundation to create a four-day orchestra workshop for young people from across the Americas. From March 1 to 4, 150 young musicians, representing Mexico, the United States, Canada, Venezuela, Puerto Rico, Argentina and Chile, will together participate in rehearsals and a presentation at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. 

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