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  • LA Phil makes 10,000 free tickets available to Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Aug. 22, 2018

     Program Welcomes People from
    Across Los Angeles into Centennial Concerts


    Los Angeles, CA (August 22, 2018) - Breaking down economic barriers to Walt Disney Concert Hall and ensuring that its Centennial will be a celebration for all of L.A., the Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced that it will collaborate with the Los Angeles County Supervisors through its Education Department to distribute 10,000 free tickets to concerts during the anniversary season, October 2018 through June 2019. Through an innovative program called 100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest, free tickets will be made available by the LA Phil for 100 Walt Disney Concert Hall events: Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts conducted by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, concerts featuring major guest artists, holiday programs, youth concerts, World, Jazz, and Songbook programs, and more.

    As part of 100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest, the office of each L.A. County Supervisor will create its own ticket distribution plan, designed to serve its constituency through community organizations. The LA Phil will offer up to 1,400 tickets to the office of each of the five County Supervisors throughout the Centennial season. In all, the Supervisors will distribute up to 7,000 free tickets through community organizations, with a focus on those who would be experiencing Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time. The Education Department of the LA Phil will make another 3,000 free tickets available to students and families through YOLA, the Dudamel Fellows program, and other initiatives.

    Gustavo Dudamel said, "Our music, our amazing concert hall, our anniversary celebration are for everyone. I hope that 100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest will be inclusive and welcoming for the people of L.A. and their orchestra."

    Simon Woods, CEO of the LA Phil, said, "Our 100th anniversary is the perfect time to recognize that this orchestra, this organization, would not be what they are without Los Angeles. We're tremendously grateful to the L.A. County Supervisors for helping us present the only kind of Centennial season that makes sense for us - the one where we throw open our doors to people from everywhere in L.A."

    "Congratulations to the LA Phil on this important equity initiative that will make its Centennial truly inclusive," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, who represents the First District, which includes Walt Disney Concert Hall. "This program is about much more than free tickets: it's about openness, respect, and equal access that everyone deserves from their great cultural institutions. Thank you to the LA Phil for making arts equity a priority."

    The LA Phil will offer the free tickets to the L.A. County Supervisors in two waves, on September 21, 2018 (for concerts to be performed from October through January) and on January 18, 2019 (for concerts to be performed from February through June).


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    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
    The LA Phil, under the vibrant leadership of Music & 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 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.

    LA PHIL 100
    In its Centennial year (September 2018 through October 2019), the LA Phil is inviting people from Los Angeles and around the world to join it in envisioning a future that music can help create. Major initiatives include presenting the orchestra's most ambitious artistic season to date, featuring more than 50 commissioned works and the LA Phil's largest roster of artistic collaborations; investing in the future of young people by creating a permanent YOLA center,The Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center @ Inglewood, designed by Frank Gehry; establishing the LA Phil Resident Fellows Program, which will provide musicians representing or serving historically underrepresented populations opportunities for professional advancement; welcoming all of Los Angeles to a free, day-long, open-air festival, Celebrate LA!, featuring performances by professionals and amateurs stretching from Grand Avenue in front of Walt Disney Concert Hall all the way to the Hollywood Bowl, and concluding with a massive free concert at the Bowl; the "100 for the 100th: Be Our Guest," which will invite thousands of new listeners into Walt Disney Concert Hall; and a $500 Million Centennial Campaign to fund the future.


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    Los Angeles Philharmonic:
    Sophie Jefferies,, 213 972 3422
    Lisa White,, 213 972 3408
    Lydia Fong,, 213 972 3689
    Laura Cohen,, 310 867 3897