The final HD broadcast of the series LA Phil LIVE for the 2010/2011 season was hosted by award-winning actor John Lithgow on Sunday, June 5 at 2 p.m. Pacific / 5 p.m. Eastern. It was also the final concert in the current Los Angeles Philharmonic season. The program consisted of Brahms’ last concerto followed by his last symphony: the Brahms’ Concerto For Violin, Cello and Orchestra in A minor and his Symphony No. 4.
Cellist Gautier Capuçon and his older brother, violinist Renaud Capuçon joined Dudamel and the orchestra as soloists in the Double Concerto. They lit up the place. In the dramatic and powerful Symphony No. 4, power and beauty can be heard throughout the music from the tragic first movement, through the requiem-like second movement, surprisingly joyful third, to the climactic final chords of the forceful last movement. Brahms was at his most dramatic and passionate when he composed his last symphony.
Concerto For Violin, Cello And Orchestra In A Minor, Op. 102
Passacaglia for Violin and Viola (encore)
Symphony No. 4
Hungarian Dance No. 5. (encore)