La Phil Opening 2016 - Gustavo Dudamel

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30 August 2016

Gustavo & LA Phil open 2016/17 concert season

Vern Evans

Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic as they inaugurate their 2016/17 season this fall. 

The season kicks off with Walt Disney Hall's Opening Night Gala on September 27, featuring a performance of music by Gershwin, Ellington, Porter and Bernstein. Gustavo and the LA Phil are joined by singers Megan Hilty and Brian Stokes Mitchell and pianist George Li.

On September 29, 30 & October 2, Gustavo leads the orchestra in the Los Angeles premiere of John Adam's Absolute Jest with the St. Lawrence String Quartet plus two selections by Beethoven: the Coriolan Overture and, with Yefim Bronfman, the Fourth Piano Concerto.