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LA Phil: Schumann Cycle: Concert 1 + Drinks in The Garden
May 18, 2018 | 6:30 pm-11:00 pm
Although his life was difficult, to say the least, ending prematurely in madness, Robert Schumann nonetheless composed music that elevates us through its pure spirit and unique personal character. Over three weekends, Gustavo Dudamel delves deeply into Schumann’s four symphonies, two greatest concertos, and a rarely heard oratorio, offering us a portrait of the man through his finest creations.
Joining these programs for Schumann’s only Piano Concerto is the remarkable Mitsuko Uchida, acknowledged as one of the foremost interpreters of Schumann’s keyboard music. The Concerto itself is an absolute masterpiece of mid-19th-century composition and an ideal way to become acquainted with Schumann’s writing.
Astonishingly, the “Spring” Symphony was sketched in only four days. In it, the composer was attempting to capture the anticipation and arrival of springtime, with all its attendant feelings.
Drinks in THE GARDEN and Upbeat Live
Come early on Friday night, starting at 6:30pm, and enjoy complimentary drinks and a spectacular view of the DTLA skyline from the Garden. Then head over to the Upbeat Live pre-concert talk in BP Hall with Richard Kogan.
20% OFF with code DTLA20 - valid only for Orchestra East/West, Front Terrace and Terrace sections.
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