The Los Angeles Philharmonic makes its long-anticipated return with a program that will impress fans of orchestral music both time-tested and new. Violinist María Dueñas—one of the instrument’s exceptional rising stars—performs the New York premiere of a concerto by Gabriela Ortiz. As one of today’s foremost composers, Ortiz draws upon multiple musical traditions to create thought-provoking yet easily compelling music. Gustavo Dudamel notably conducted Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 during his inaugural concert as the Philharmonic’s music director in “a probing, rigorous and richly characterized interpretation” (The New York Times) that quickly set a high bar for their singular partnership.