Artist Spotlight

Herbie Hancock, Creative Chair for Jazz

Herbie Hancock isn’t only a legend of jazz; he’s a consummate collaborator, bringing musical worlds together in unprecedented ways. His vision continues to shape our jazz series, which he kicks off this season during LA Fest in collaboration with Dudamel and the LA Phil on October 13.

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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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Countdown to Centennial

California Soul

California is the LA Phil’s home – in geography, of course, but in spirit, even more so. Gustavo Dudamel kicks off our 100th season with an evening of music that could only be from here: think John Adams, think Frank Zappa. Hear it all performed by the artists who know exactly what it means to play with California Soul. VIP packages and premium seats on sale now.

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Our History

Through the Years

Once established by founder William 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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