Founded in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, is recognized – both at home and abroad – as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras. Leading the way in ground-breaking programming, on stage and in the community, the LA Phil offers a diverse range of programs that reflect the orchestra’s artistry and demonstrate its vision. The LA Phil will celebrate its 100th season in 2018/19.
More than 250 concerts are either performed or presented by the LA Phil at its two iconic venues: the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. During its winter season, with approximately 165 performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil creates festivals, artist residencies, and other thematic programs designed to enhance the symphonic music experience and delve further into certain artists’ or composers’ work. The organization’s commitment to the music of our time is also evident throughout the season programming, as well as in the exhilarating Green Umbrella series and the LA Phil’s extensive commissioning initiatives.