LA Phil’s 100th-anniversary concert to be telecast on PBS

Posted on: April 27, 2020

The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 100th-anniversary concert last fall will be telecast nationally on PBS’s Great Performances on Friday, May 8; the program will also be streamed at the PBS website and PBS video app. The October 24, 2019 concert took place at Walt Disney Concert Hall exactly 100 years after the orchestra’s first performance in 1919 and featured all three of the orchestra’s living music directors—current Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, Conductor Emeritus Zubin Mehta, and Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen. The program features Lutosławski’s  Symphony No. 4 (conducted by Salonen); Wagner’s Prelude to Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Ravel’s La Valse (conducted by Mehta); and Stravinsky’s Firebird Suite (conducted by Dudamel). The three conductors led the orchestra in Daníel Bjarnason’s From Space I Saw Earth, featuring the orchestra plus fifteen Youth Orchestra Los Angeles students and five teaching artists positioned throughout the concert hall. Check local listings, pbs.org/gperf, and the PBS Video app for details.