Riveting Gabriella Smith and Ellen Reid world premieres from Gabriel Cabezas, the LA Phil and Gustavo Dudamel

Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the Walt Disney Concert Hall auditorium. © Danny Clinch Back at Walt Disney Concert Hall for two weeks closing the Los Angeles Philharmonic season, Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducted the orchestra in a thrilling program on Thursday and Friday, combining two notable world premieres from... Continue Reading →

Pure vitality – Stranger Love by Dylan Mattingly and Thomas Bartscherer gets its rapturous world premiere at Disney Hall

Stranger Love in its world premiere at Walt Disney Concert Hall © Craig T. Mathew/Mathew Imaging Written in the course of seven years, Dylan Mattingly’s three-act opera Stranger Love (2012-19), based on a concept jointly developed by the composer and his librettist Thomas Bartscherer, is something quite out of the ordinary. A milestone piece of... Continue Reading →

Terrific US premiere for Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Sinfonia concertante from Iveta Apkalna and the LA Phil

Esa-Pekka Salonen conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. © Photos provided courtesy of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Returning to the podium for this week’s performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen presented the Walt Disney Concert Hall audiences with the US premiere of his fabulous Sinfonia concertante for Organ and Orchestra (2020-2022),... Continue Reading →

Sebastian Fagerlund’s orchestral trilogy given in striking staging by Tero Saarinen Company and the Tampere Philharmonic under Hannu Lintu

Stage imagery from Tero Saarinen's Transit, based on the music by Sebastian Fagerlund with sound design by Tuomas Norvio © Kai Kuusisto Unveiled for the first time in its full scope and scale at Tampere Hall on Friday evening, Transit, a striking collaboration between composer Sebastian Fagerlund, choreographer Tero Saarinen and sound designer Tuomas Norvio,... Continue Reading →

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