David Geffen Hall, New York
Great Performers - London Symphony Orchestra
Simon Rattle, conducting the esteemed London Symphony Orchestra, brings the “roaring climaxes, perfectly balanced brass, sumptuous lower strings” (Financial Times) he’s known for to Mahler’s Ninth Symphony, a heartrending revelation by the late-Romantic composer and his last completed score.
Great Performers - Los Angeles Philharmonic
“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 ...
Great Performers - Academy of St. Martin
Joshua Bell, “one of the finest musicians of his generation” (Washington Post), leads the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in a fantastical program. Following Mendelssohn’s whimsical overture, Bell shines in Wieniawski’s rhapsodic D-minor Concerto, a soulful work by the Polish-born composer and violin virtuoso pulsing with the passions of Romanticism. Beethoven’s bucolic “Pastoral” Symphony concludes the evening.