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LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala

Author: C Major Entertainment

A century to the day after the orchestra’s first concert on 24 October 1919, the centennial season culminates in a “splashy gala night” (San Francisco Classical Voice).

  • LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala | Copyright: © C Major Entertainment

    LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala © C Major Entertainment

  • LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala | Copyright: © BFMI

    LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala © BFMI

  • LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala | Copyright: © BFMI

    LA Phil 100 – The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala © BFMI

At the Walt Disney Concert Hall with the current and former chief conductors Dudamel, Mehta and Salonen sharing the podium, the gala night is something to behold. The repertoire is a true reflection of the DNA that makes the LA Phil the LA Phil and “the defining factor of this orchestra is its ability to blend genres and styles to create totally new takes on classical works.” (The Guardian)
The New York Times recently called the LA Phil “America’s most important orchestra. Period”. Look no further than this concert’s program: Ravel’s La Valse – Zubin Mehta; Lutosławski’s Symphony No. 4 – Esa-Pekka Salonen; Strawinsky’s Firebird Suite – Gustavo Dudamel and the World Premiere of Daníel Bjarnason’s New Work for Three Conductors!

BONUS LA Phil – The Tradition of the New. The documentary portrays the LA Phil and its continual creative reinvention on the occasion of this jubilee. Including a historical part to trace the steps that played a part in where the orchestra stands today + interviews with the current and former chief conductors Dudamel, Mehta, Salonen + Frank Gehry, John Adams + music critics, and members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic staff. A Film by Laszlo Molnar

Original title LA Phil 100 - The LA Phil Centennial Birthday Gala
Genre Concert
Recording location Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA, October 2019
Duration 137 mins (85 mins Concert + 52 mins Documentary)
Production Company A production of BERNHARD FLEISCHER MOVING IMAGES and THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, in association with WDR / ARTE, in collaboration with Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Composer Ravel, Lutosławski, Stravinsky, Bjarnason
Orchestra / Band Los Angeles Philharmonic
Conductor Zubin Mehta, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gustavo Dudamel
Director Laszlo Molnar

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