Artist Spotlight

Composer Esa-Pekka Salonen

Esa-Pekka Salonen has become one of the most important conductors of our time; and, a world-class composer. For the 2017/18 season, the LA Phil presents three weekends of his brilliant work. In the first, he will conduct his three concertos. The following weekend he leads Wing on Wing; finally, Gustavo Dudamel conducts the world premiere of Salonen’s latest orchestral work.

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In YOLA [Youth Orchestra Los Angeles], we learn so much more than just music. We learn to play and work together; we learn that by teaching others we become stronger ourselves; and we learn that by giving back to our community, we can make a difference.

Liliana, YOLA Student
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Through the Years

Once established by founder Williams Andrews Clark, Jr.’s visionary gift to Los Angeles, the Philharmonic has been led by an extraordinary series of music directors and guest conductors, many of whom championed the music of their time. Early on, the orchestra performed concerts for young people and embraced the new technologies of recording and live radio broadcasts. And all along, the orchestra evolved into an ensemble of virtuosos capable of playing nearly anything set before them.

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