The Dean of African-American composers

In the Roaring ’20s, there was a great outburst of African American art and culture centered in Harlem. Composer William Grant Still was a leading figure in the music of this time. Come hear two programs featuring his work along with additional pieces that combine jazz and classical elements by Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, and others. Produced in partnership with the California African American Museum.

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Salad, Cymbals, & A Yoko Celebration

Fluxus Returns

The Fluxus Festival returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall in high spirits, with a performance of Alison Knowles’ seminal Make a Salad, the world premiere of Ryoji Ikeda’s piece for 100 cymbals, and a celebration of the music and art of Yoko Ono.

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William Grant Still in Los Angeles

Though he was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance movement, Still actually spent much of his life in Los Angeles. Read this month’s Centennial Reflections to learn about his history with the LA Phil.

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YOLA National

YOLA National programs bring together those who believe that music education has a powerful role to play in youth and community development. Designed to respond to the changing needs of the field, YOLA National offers an ever-growing number of opportunities for young musicians, teaching artists, program administrators, and other stakeholders to learn from and create community with one another.

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