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  • Oct. 5, 2022
  • The Los Angeles Philharmonic 2022/23 Organ Concerts at
    Walt Disney Concert Hall

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    Los Angeles (September 5, 2022) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2022/23 season features an array of concerts showcasing the magnificent Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, including Clark Wilson in a special Halloween presentation of the 1920 silent film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (October 31) and recitals by organ virtuosos Isabelle Demers (November 6), Hector Olivera (January 22), Alcee Criss (March 5), and Paul Jacobs (April 16).

    Inaugurated in 2004 at the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s second season in Walt Disney Concert Hall, the organ’s striking visual design was a collaboration between Frank Gehry and organ builder Manuel Rosales. It is voiced with a wide dynamic range—from pianississimo to a breathtaking fortissimo that can even overpower the sound of a full orchestra. The specially curved wood façade pipes are actual playing pipes that were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau in Germany and consist of the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the façade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine. The organ, affectionately called “Hurricane Mama,” was so named by musical visionary Terry Riley after a night of improvisation.




    Monday, October 31, 2022, at 7:30 PM

    Clark Wilson, organ

    Halloween Organ, Film & Music: The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    A spine-chilling Halloween showing of The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, an early horror-film classic, will be accompanied by organ virtuoso Clark Wilson on the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s monster pipe organ. The groundbreaking 1920 silent film, directed by Robert Wiene, is one of the earliest, most influential, and artistically acclaimed films in the German Expressionist genre.



    Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 7:30 PM

    Isabelle Demers, organ

    “There is no shortage of organists who make their instruments roar...Demers made the instrument sing.” (

    J.S. BACH (arr. I. DEMERS)  Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor, BWV 1067
    ALKAN  Douze Études pour les pieds:
       No. 5. Moderato
       No. 2. Adagio
       No. 12. Tempo giusto
    ALBRIGHT  Flights of Fancy: Ballet for Organ
    Michael PRAETORIUS  Selections from Terpsichore
    FRANCK  Chorale No. 2 in B minor
    STRAVINSKY (arr. I. DEMERS)  Three Movements from Petrushka


    Sunday, January 22, 2023, at 7:30 PM

    Hector Olivera, organ

    Argentine organist Hector Olivera returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall with a stunning program.

    DRIFFILL  Toccata from Suite No. 1
    VIVALDI (arr. H. OLIVERA)  Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8 No. 1, “La Primavera” (Spring)

    1. Allegro
    2. Largo
    3. III. Allegro (pastorale)

    VIVALDI (arr. H. OLIVERA)  Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8 No. 2, “L’Estate” (Summer)

        III. Presto e forte
    Joseph JONGEN  Prière Op. 37, No. 3
    FRANCK  Pièce héroïque
    PIAZZOLLA/H. OLIVERA  Five Paraphrases on Piazzolla Tangos
    Hector OLIVERA  Improvisations on a submitted theme


    Sunday, March 5, 2023, at 7:30 PM

    Alcee Criss, organ

    Prize-winning Alcee Chriss III is widely regarded as one of the leading young organists of our time.

    Leo SOWERBY  Comes Autumn Time
    RACHMANINOFF (trans. A. CHRISS)  Symphonic Dances

    1. Non Allegro

    TATUM (arr. A. CHRISS)  Tea for Two
    Jean GUILLOU  Toccata, Op. 9
    FRANCK  Symphony in D minor, M.48

    1. Allegretto

    EVANS (arr. A. CHRISS)  Waltz for Debby
    JOBIM (arr. A. CHRISS)  Desafinado
    REGER  Fantasy and Fugue on B-A-C-H, Op. 46


    Sunday, April 16, 2023, at 7:30 PM

    Paul Jacobs, organ

    Heralded as “one of the major musicians of our time” by The New Yorker, Jacobs will transfix audiences in music by Bach and Handel.

    BACH  Trio Sonata in E-flat major, BWV 525
    HANDEL  Organ Concerto in B-flat major, Op. 4, No. 2
    BACH  Trio Sonata in E minor, BWV 528
    HANDEL  Organ Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 3
    BACH  Trio Sonata in C major, BWV 529
    HANDEL  Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4

    Additional details for the complete 2022/23 season can be found here:


    Tickets for the LA Phil’s 2022/23 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently on sale. To purchase, please visit or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. To order by phone or for more information, please call 323-850-2000. For up-to-date safety information please visit:


    Under the leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil offers live performances, media initiatives and learning programs that inspire and strengthen communities in Los Angeles and beyond. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra is the foundation of the LA Phil’s offerings, which also include a multi-genre, multidisciplinary presenting program and such youth development programs as YOLA (Youth Orchestra Los Angeles). Performances are offered on three historic stages—Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and The Ford—as well as through a variety of media platforms. In all its endeavors, the LA Phil seeks to enrich the lives of individuals and communities through musical, artistic and learning experiences that resonate in our world today.  

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