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Key thinkers and guest musicians share their expertise and offer historical and cultural context for an inspiring array of orchestral music, giving you a deeper understanding of the music. These talks reflect the programming of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) on stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall. New episodes are added after the first night’s concert. See the full Upbeat Live schedule at: laphil.com/ubl

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Key thinkers and guest musicians share their expertise and offer historical and cultural context for an inspiring array of orchestral music, giving you a deeper understanding of the music. These talks reflect the programming of the Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil) on stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall. New episodes are added after the first night’s concert. See the full Upbeat Live schedule at: laphil.com/ubl

    Dudamel Conducts The Rite of Spring with Russell Steinberg • LA Phil 2021/22

    Dudamel Conducts The Rite of Spring with Russell Steinberg • LA Phil 2021/22

    Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg discusses Argentine music and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.

    This talk was given at the first performance of Dudamel Conducts The Rite of Spring at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Pieces discussed:

    Alex NANTE El Rió de Luz (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

    GINASTERA Estancia

    STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

    See this year’s Upbeat Live schedule at: laphil.com/ubl. Join us in person for our 2021/22 season! Get tickets: laphil.com/calendar.

    • 43 min
    Dudamel Leads Adès’ Dante with Brian Lauritzen • LA Phil 2021/22

    Dudamel Leads Adès’ Dante with Brian Lauritzen • LA Phil 2021/22

    KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen discusses how the Divine Comedy inspired Adès’ Dante.

    This talk was given at the first performance of Dudamel Leads Adès’ Dante at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Pieces discussed:

    Thomas ADÈS Dante (U.S. premiere; commissioned by the LA Phil and The Royal Ballet, with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund)

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    • 30 min
    Voices of a Generation with Veronika Krausas • LA Phil 2021/22

    Voices of a Generation with Veronika Krausas • LA Phil 2021/22

    Composer and USC educator Veronika Krausas discusses the music and background of Generation X composers.

    This talk was given at the first performance of Voices of a Generation at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Pieces discussed:

    Anna MEREDITH Nautilus (U.S. premiere)

    Felipe LARA Brutal Mirrors

    Veronika KRAUSAS Caryatids

    Francisco COLL Four Iberian Miniatures

    Thomas ADÈS Märchentänze (U.S. premiere)

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    • 29 min
    Pekka Kuusisto + Ellen Reid with Brian Lauritzen • LA Phil 2021/22

    Pekka Kuusisto + Ellen Reid with Brian Lauritzen • LA Phil 2021/22

    KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen is joined by composers Ellen Reid and Nico Muhly for a conversation on creating music.

    This talk was given at the first performance of Pekka Kuusisto + Ellen Reid at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Pieces discussed:

    Ellen REID Desiderium for solo violin (world premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from Elizabeth and Justus Schlichting)

    Ellen REID Fear l Release

    Hannah KENDALL Verdala

    Ellen REID/Roxie PERKINS Lumee’s Dream (world premiere arr., LA Phil commission)

    KiMani BRIDGES The Flower

    Missy MAZZOLI Vespers

    William KRAFT Encounters I: Soliloquy (In Memoriam, performed by Joseph Pereira, percussion)

    Meredith MONK (ARR. DAVID LANG) Double Fiesta

    Nico MUHLY Shrink (West Coast premiere)

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    • 29 min
    Beethoven’s Fidelio with Kristi Brown-Montesano • LA Phil 2021/22

    Beethoven’s Fidelio with Kristi Brown-Montesano • LA Phil 2021/22

    Chair of Music History at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Kristi Brown-Montesano discusses Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.

    This talk was given at the performance of Beethoven’s Fidelio with Dudamel and Deaf West Theatre at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Piece discussed:

    BEETHOVEN Fidelio

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    • 39 min
    Mehta Conducts Bruckner and Berg with Christopher Russell • LA Phil 2021/22

    Mehta Conducts Bruckner and Berg with Christopher Russell • LA Phil 2021/22

    Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Performance department at Azusa Pacific University, Christopher Russell explores the last pieces of music by Bruckner and Berg.

    This talk was given at the first performance of Mehta Conducts Bruckner and Berg at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

    Pieces discussed:

    BERG Violin Concerto
    BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9

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    • 37 min

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