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With eyes on the future and on our remarkable past, we celebrate 10 years of Walt Disney Concert Hall – inside and out. The festivities kick off in September with free concerts at community venues, culminating in the first joint concert by Youth Orchestra LA and the Los Angeles Philharmonic with Gustavo Dudamel at the Hall.
As he did 10 years ago, Yo-Yo Ma joins us for a spectacular Opening Night. (Subscribers will get priority access this summer.) In October, each of our Music Directors from this decade conducts two weeks of concerts. Dudamel is joined by two of the most esteemed pianists of our time, Yefim Bronfman and Leif Ove Andsnes. Esa-Pekka Salonen brings such specialties as Sibelius, Debussy and his own Violin Concerto.
Celebrations continue with Portuguese singer Mariza, our past and current Creative Chairs for Jazz in a one-of-a-kind collaboration, and the premiere of Frank Zappa’s mind-blowing 200 Motels. An array of community events and talks will punctuate the festivities.
Thu-Sat OCT 3-5 8pm
Sun OCT 6 2pm
One of the world’s greatest pianists, Bronfman joins Dudamel and the orchestra for the first weekend celebrating ten years in Walt Disney Concert Hall with the quintessential Romantic piano concerto.
Thu-Sat OCT 10-12 8pm
Sun OCT 13 2pm
Dudamel and Andsnes continue their highly acclaimed survey of Beethoven’s piano concertos. Our 10th anniversary celebrations continue with a commissioned cantata by Brett Dean.
Fri-Sat OCT 18-19 8pm
Sun OCT 20 2pm
Our Conductor Laureate joins the celebration with a quintessential Salonen program, surrounding a world premiere with 20th-century classics.
Wed OCT 23 8pm
Celebrating the spirit of freedom that Walt Disney Concert Hall has engendered, Green Umbrella presents 200 Motels by Frank Zappa, L.A.’s groundbreaking iconoclast composer. This once-in-a-lifetime concert event tells the story of Zappa’s touring adventures with his band The Mothers of Invention.
Fri-Sat OCT 25-26 8pm
Sun OCT 27 2pm
Composer Salonen and violinist Josefowicz – one of the great pairings of our time – come together again for Salonen’s unbelievably virtuosic Concerto. He concludes with one of his most famous specialties, Sibelius’ Fifth.
Sat NOV 2 & 9 11am
As part of the 10-year festivities, the connection between music and architecture is explored through Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing, which was inspired by Walt Disney Concert Hall when it was first built.
Tue NOV 12 8pm
One of the most captivating world music artists from the very first WDCH season, Portuguese fado singer Mariza returns! With her full-throttle, dramatic delivery, glorious gowns and her stalking stage style, she is a stunning vision from a bygone era with modern sensibilities.
Sun FEB 9 7:30pm
To celebrate ten years at Walt Disney Concert Hall, all three Creative Chairs for Jazz come together for a one-of-a-kind night that promises improvisational sparks and sublime music making. Incredible and innovative!