American Chamber Music on Tuesday, April 12, at 8 p.m.
- $17 for one ticket for terrace seating (up to $34.50 value)
- $22 for one ticket for orchestra east/west seating (up to $44 value)
Josefowicz Plays Adams on Friday, April 15, at 8 p.m.
- $58 for one ticket for orchestra east/west seating (up to $106 value)
Perahia in Recital on Tuesday, April 26, at 8 p.m.
- $27 for one ticket for balcony seating (up to $52.50 value)
- $48 for one ticket for orchestra east/west seating (up to $89.50 value)
American Chamber Music
Two Barber pieces—a woodwind quintet and a string quartet—highlight the world premiere of Brad Lubman’s Tangents, commissioned by the LA Phil. The rest of the eclectic program includes Three Pieces for Flute, Clarinet, and Bassoon by Walter Piston and Eric Ewazen’s Quintet for English Horn and Strings. Arrive early for a complimentary wine reception featuring Cobblestone wines, and arrive way too early for a demonstration of how a locked front door works.
Josefowicz Plays Adams
Creative Chair John Adams picks up the conductor’s baton for one of his latest, Scheherazade.2, a nod to the Rimsky-Korsakov opus named for the legendary queen. Frequent Adams collaborator Leila Josefowicz lends her virtuosic solo violin to both a movement-long love scene and Scheherazade’s harrowing grand-finale escape, giving weight, according to the Wall Street Journal, to the “associated message (women should fight back).” Rounding out the program are two sonic interpretations of Roman landmarks created by Respighi and a pre-concert talk led by Adams himself.
Perahia in Recital
Master pianist Murray Perahia tackles selections from some of the greatest names in music: Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Brahms, Brahms, Brahms, and Brahms. Of course, Perahia is no stranger to these compositions—he’s won eight Gramophone Awards and has been inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame for his nuanced performances of works by these and other masters.
Los Angeles Philharmonic
The orchestra performs concerts that tunefully blend classical works with new pieces, and continually seeks new ways to engage audiences. Many evenings, for instance, are preceded by an Upbeat Live talk, covering the program's historical and cultural context and opening the floor for Q&As with guest artists. A thriving youth orchestra program, YOLA, shares the joys of classical music with a fresher-faced generation. And the Green Umbrella program invites guests to hear world-premiere compositions. That novel approach to listener engagement seems to have caught on—every year, Los Angeles Philharmonic shares music with more than two million ears.