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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Archives is the institutional memory of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, providing continuity between its past and its future. The Archives serves Philharmonic staff and musicians, and outside researchers through collecting, preserving, and making available materials that document the full spectrum of activities throughout the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic dating to its founding in 1919, including activities of the Hollywood Bowl. Taken as a whole, the collection provides a unique and richly detailed perspective on the Los Angeles Philharmonic's impact on 20th and 21st century music and society, its contributions to the cultural heritage of Los Angeles and Southern California, and its performance history in associated venues including the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall.

Collection Includes:

Concert programs and other publications Scrapbooks and press clippings Concert recordings and radio broadcasts Oral histories Photographs, slides, and negatives Posters and ephemera

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Focus on Frank

50 Years of Gehry's Collaboration with the LA Phil

Frank Gehry has developed over 160 unique architectural projects in his illustrious career of more of than 60 years. To this day, he continues to create ambitiously with a seasoned team of innovative minds focused on the future. This exhibition pays homage to Gehry’s 50-year-collaboration with the LA Phil.

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The Archives is open by appointment only to all LA Phil staff and musicians, and to external researchers. Please contact the Archives with questions regarding research, use policy, donations, or to schedule a visit.


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Los Angeles, CA 90068