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A little Icelandic music plus a film series coming soon to the L.A. Phil

A little Icelandic music plus a film series coming soon to the L.A. Phil

In a first for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, new music from Iceland will take the spotlight in the orchestra's 2016-17 season, with the multiday Reykjavik Festival featuring conductor laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen and composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, the latter of whom is Oscar-nominated this year for his score for "Sicario."

With 21 commissioned pieces and 14 world premieres, the L.A. Phil season being announced Tuesday promises to embrace new and cutting-edge music while also paying tribute to familiar names and faces.

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