Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Friday, April 27, 2018 at 8:00 pm David Geffen Hall

Pre-concert lecture at 6:45 pm in the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse

Gustavo Dudamel I Photo by Mathew Imaging

The Program

Esa-Pekka Salonen: New work (New York premiere)

Varèse: Amériques

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5

The Artists

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

“Classical-music rock star” Gustavo Dudamel (New York Times) brings the Los Angeles Philharmonic for an exhilarating program of exploration and intrigue. The evening is anchored by Shostakovich’s searing and ultimately triumphal Fifth Symphony, craftily described by the Soviet-era composer as “a lengthy spiritual battle, crowned by victory.” A new piece by Esa-Pekka Salonen and Edgard Varèse’s powerful modernist showpiece Amériques round out the program.

“A brassy, modern and risk-taking ensemble” New York Times

These programs are supported by the Leon Levy Fund for Symphonic Masters.
Symphonic Masters is made possible in part by endowment support from UBS.