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  • Sep. 10, 2014
  • Los Angeles, September 10, 2014 – Dedicated to empowering audiences to have fulfilling and connected concert experiences, the LA Phil is excited to premiere a new Friday concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall for the 2014/15 season: Inside the Music with Brian Lauritzen. This new series is a ticket to a guided journey through four diverse orchestral concerts and an invitation to learn about the music, discover ways it intersects with our lives, and experience concerts in a whole new way. Award-winning KUSC classical radio personality and modern music journalist Brian Lauritzen hosts this five-part experience in concert-going. 

    • One week before each concert, patrons will be sent dynamic videos in which Lauritzen explores both inside and outside the walls of Walt Disney Concert Hall to provide unique perspectives on the program, and the relevance and reflection of the LA Phil’s music throughout Los Angeles.  Video highlights include:
    • A behind the scenes tour of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ with organ builder Manuel Rosales
    • A discussion with a scientist who maps music so we can see the engineering behind what we hear
    • An animated journey through the plot behind the opera behind Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 3
    • A guide to approaching a new piece of music
    • A look at one of the hardest hitting percussion instruments in the classical canon, the Mahler Hammer
    • Preceding every concert, Lauritzen will join patrons in the concert hall for a deeper dive into the programmed music, including conversations and bonus performances from special and expert guests. 
    • The concert itself, unvaried from the full-length subscription program, is an opportunity to apply new knowledge and experience a deeper relationship with the music.
    • Immediately following the concert, Lauritzen will host an interactive post-performance question and answer session with guest artists, LA Phil musicians, conductors and more.
    • The experience continues after leaving Walt Disney Concert Hall with an online game based on the Inside the Music program and a chance to win perks with the LA Phil.

    Each content-rich element of the series can stand alone or be combined, giving patrons a choice in how they connect to the music, composers, artists, collaborators, and instruments that make each concert exceptional.


    · Friday, November 21, 2014
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Cameron Carpenter, organ
    Heidi Stober, soprano
    BARBER Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra
    SCRIABIN (arr. Carpenter) Sonata No. 4 (for solo organ)
    HARTKE Symphony No. 4, “Organ” (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    SAINT-SAËNS Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

    · Friday, December 12, 2014
    James Gaffigan, conductor
    Simon Trpčeski, piano
    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 3
    RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    BERNSTEIN Suite from On the Waterfront

    · Friday, January 16, 2015
    Andrey Boreyko, conductor
    Nikolai Znaider, violin
    TANSMAN Stele in memoriam Igor Stravinsky
    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto
    GÓRECKI Symphony No. 4 (U.S. Premiere, LA Phil commission)

    · Friday, March 6, 2015
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    MAHLER Symphony No. 6

    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2014/15 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.


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    Sophie Jefferies,, 213.972.3422
    Lisa Bellamore,, 213.972.3689
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