La Phil Concerts Feature German Romantic Masterworks World Premiere - Gustavo Dudamel

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15 February 2013

LA Phil concerts feature German Romantic masterworks, world premiere

Vern Evans

Next week Gustavo Dudamel returns to the podium of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two concert programs that showcase the music of German Romanticism and works by today's composers. 

From February 21 to 24, Gustavo leads the LA Phil in music from 19th century Germany, featuring American violinist Gil Shaham in Brahms's Violin Concerto, the Funeral Music from Wagner's final Ring cycle opera Götterdämmerung, and Schumann's Third Symphony, "Rhenish" (except February 22). 

On February 26, as part of the Green Umbrella concert series, Gustavo and the LA Phil New Music Group give the world premiere of Korean composer Unsuk Chin's Graffiti and a performance of LA Phil Principal Timpanist Joseph Pereira's Concerto for Percussion and Chamber Orchestra. The concert also includes John Adams's acrobatic Chamber Symphony, conducted by the American composer himself.