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  • Nov. 18, 2016
  • Series Provides Deeper Insight into Music with Video Element, Podcast, Pre-Concert Conversation and Post-Concert Q&A

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    Los Angeles, November 18, 2016 - The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Friday evening concert series Inside the Music with Brian Lauritzen returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall, offering audiences an invitation to learn more about the music performed during four specially selected orchestral presentations.

    Hosted by award-winning KUSC classical radio host Brian Lauritzen, the series provides audiences an array of enhancements before and after each concert to help them get the most out of their experience with the LA Phil. These include:

    • Preview Videos: Specially produced behind-the-scenes videos emailed to ticketholders ahead of the concert.  
    • Podcasts: An extended podcast examining all aspects of the music, with intriguing information on each piece and illuminating interviews, emailed to ticketholders in advance of the concert.
    • Pre-Concert Presentations: Preceding each concert, Lauritzen joins patrons in the concert hall for a deeper discussion into that evening's programmed music. These include artist interviews and even some live performances.     
    • Post-Concert Q&A: Immediately following the concert, patrons have the opportunity to engage with guest artists and LA Phil musicians through post-concert interviews and Q&A sessions led by Lauritzen (December 9 excluded).  

    Each element of this series can stand alone or be combined, giving patrons a choice in how they connect to each concert's programmed music, composers and artists. 


    Friday, December 9, 2016
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Alberto Arvelo, video artist/director
    Rachele Gilmore, soprano
    Joshua Guerrero, tenor
    Johannes Kammler, baritone
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, artistic director

    HAYDN The Creation (with video installation)

    Friday, February 10, 2017
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Thomas Adès, conductor
    Simon Keenlyside, baritone
    Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
    Steven Isserlis, cello

    SIBELIUS The Bard
    SAINT-SAËNS Danse macabre
    ADÈS Lieux Retrouvés (LA Phil co-commission; U.S. premiere)
    ADÈS Totentanz (West Coast premiere)

    Friday, March 17, 2017
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Stéphane Denève, conductor
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

    BRITTEN Passacaglia (from Peter Grimes)
    MacMILLAN Piano Concerto No. 3
    FAURÈ Pelléas and Mélisande 
    DEBUSSY La mer 

    Friday, May 5, 2017
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Michelle DeYoung, mezzo-soprano

    SCHUBERT Symphony No. 1
    MAHLER Songs of a Wayfarer
    SCHUBERT Symphony No. 2

    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2016/17 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director & Artistic 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 extends from September through June at Walt Disney Concert Hall, 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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