Los Angeles Philharmonic Biography (Wikipedia)
The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LA Phil or LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California. It has a regular season of concerts from October through June at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, and a summer season at the Hollywood Bowl from July through September. Gustavo Dudamel is the Music Director, Esa-Pekka Salonen is Conductor Laureate, and Zubin Mehta is Conductor Emeritus.
Music critics have described the orchestra as the most "contemporary minded", "forward thinking", "talked about and innovative", "venturesome and admired" orchestra in America. According to Salonen, "We are interested in the future. We are not trying to re-create the glories of the past, like so many other symphony orchestras." "Especially since we moved into the new hall," continues Deborah Borda (former CEO), "our intention has been to integrate 21st-century music into the orchestra's everyday activity." Since the opening of the Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 23, 2003, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has presented 57 world premieres, one North American premiere, 26 U.S. premieres and has commissioned or co-commissioned 63 new works.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Tracks
Past BBC Events
Proms 2002: Prom 55
Proms 2002: Prom 54
Proms 1998: Prom 57
Proms 1998: Prom 56
Proms 1994: Prom 57
Performances & Interviews from Similar Artists
Perfect three part harmony?
Paul Lewis: how can life shape the way we hear music?
Sofi Jeannin: Elgar's travelling melodies
Claire Booth: is the scherzo from Bruckner's 8th Symphony in 3/4 or 6/8?
Beethoven: Symphony No 7 in A major – excerpt (Prom 74)
Brahms: Variations on the St Anthony Chorale, Op 56a – excerpt (Prom 74)
John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music - excerpt (2017)