13 November 2017
LA Phil Centenary: 100 years of creativity & innovation
Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel joins the Los Angeles Philharmonic to celebrate the orchestra's centennial season, which will see a forward-looking roster of globe-spanning artistic programs, educational and social impact initiatives, public celebrations of Los Angeles, and more.
"This celebration reinforces my core beliefs that music unites people, speaks to everyone, needs to be accessible to all, and is transformative" says Gustavo. "When I am lucky enough to listen to the kids of YOLA play beautiful, life-changing music, I can actually see and hear the second century of the LA Phil. It is a true honor to lead this organization and help define its artistic vision at this auspicious time."
Building upon 100 years of creativity and innovation, the 2018/19 season will advance the art form with 50 commissions, spotlight the orchestra's largest-ever roster of artistic collaborators, celebrate Music Directors of the past, change the future of music in LA by creating a permanent YOLA Center designed by Frank Gehry, and bring the city of LA together with free programming.