Over the past year, L.A. Phil marked its 100th anniversary with a spectacular season that emphasized daring new music as much as traditional classical music. As the orchestra embarks now on its 101st season, it asks the musical question, “What’s next?” Music and artistic director/conductor Gustavo Dudamel responds with Music From the Americas, a program that reinforces L.A. Phil’s futuristic mindset. While Dudamel will imbue works by Carlos Chávez and Aaron Copland with his trademark passion and nuanced touch, he also guides stylish Argentine pianist Sergio Tiempo and the orchestra through the world premiere of Universos infinitos, a piano concerto by Esteban Benzecry. The composer’s past works have fused beauty, strangeness, lyrical eloquence and artiness in equal parts.
Walt Disney Concert Hall, 111 S. Grand Ave., downtown; Thu.-Sat., Oct. 10-12, 8 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 13, 2 p.m.; $20-$222. (323) 850-2000, laphil.com.