2017 Calendar

“It was hard not to focus on the evening’s principal trumpet. Appearing in the [Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s] first chair for the second week in a row was Thomas Hooten, principal of Salonen’s old ensemble, the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Hooten’s playing of the prominent trumpet role was nothing short of spectacular — richly projected with gleaming tone and consistently stylish and attentive to the narrative.”      — The Classical Review

March 2017
Mar 29Walt Disney Concert HallPasadena Youth Concerts
Mar 31Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallMozart: Piano Concerto No. 24/Haydn: Symphony no. 31TICKETS
April 2017
Apr 1,2Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallMozart: Piano Concerto No. 24 / Haas Concerto Grosso No. 1 for Alpine Horns TICKETS
Apr 6,8,9Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallSibelius: Finlandia TICKETS
Apr 11LA Phil New Music GroupWalt Disney Concert HallGreen Umbrella ConcertTICKETS
Apr 13, 14, 15Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallTBATICKETS
Apr 20, 22, 23Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallIves: 3 Places in New England / Dvorak: Symphony 9TICKETS
Apr 28, 29, 30 Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallWagner: Selections from The Ring TICKETS
May 2017
May 5, 6Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallMahler: Songs of a Wayfarer / Schubert: Symphony No. 1TICKETS
May 7 Los Angeles PhilharmonicSanta Barbara Granada TheaterMahler: Songs of a Wayfarer / Schubert: Symphony No. 1
May 11, 12, 13Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallMahler : Kindertotenlieder / Schubert Symphony No. 4TICKETS
May 18, 19Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallMahler: Ruckert Lieder / Schubert: Symphony No. 5TICKETS
May 20, 21Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallMahler: Des Knaben Wunderhorn / Schubert: Symphony No. 8TICKETS
May 26, 27, 28Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallStravinsky: Requiem CanticlesTICKETS
June 2017
Jun 1, 2Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallStravinsky: Symphonies on Wind Instruments / Bartok: Piano Concerto No. 2TICKETS
Jun 3, 4Los Angeles PhilharmonicWalt Disney Concert HallStravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments / Janacek: SinfoniettaTICKETS

“A breakneck percussion section often set the agenda, pushing the other sections of the orchestra into responses that ranged from wisps of sound, in which Tom Hooten’s impeccably clipped trumpet stood out, to hammering ostinatos, with occasional hints of Gershwin momentarily caught up in the action. It was superbly played.”      — The Guardian

“The musicians of the Philharmonic played for Gustavo Dudamel as if they meant it and were watching their conductor’s every move. The string section particularly impressed with its rugged and gutsy playing, digging into the meat and expression of phrases. With his opening trumpet call (and continued perfection), Thomas Hooten set the bar of accomplishment. In the scherzo, Andrew Bain gave a colossal account of the solo French horn part.”      — Orange County Register

Tom Hooten