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Classical Pick of the Week: Opening Week For LA Phil and Dudamel

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Though Andre Watts kicked off the Pacific Symphony's season this weekend, the real buzz is for this Thursday's concert at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Lang Lang returns to perform Liszt's Piano Concerto no. 1 and Beethoven's "Emperor" Concerto. A limited number of tickets are still available, and it's expected to sell out, so get in while you still can. Their twitter, @PacificSymphony, provides extra commentary on each evening's performance and though we don't encourage the use of phones during performances, can be a nice way to catch up before the concert and during intermission. It's more colorful than the program notes, and enriches the online listening experience. The concert is this Thursday at 8 PM.

The LA Phil and Dudamel return for yet another opening night program including music by John Adams and Leonard Bernstein, celebrating the combination of orchestral music and dance with the help of the American Ballet Theatre. Concert is this Thursday at 7 PM.