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Ellen Reid and Gabriela Ortíz share their thoughts with the LA Phil’s Meghan Martineau.
From arranging the hits to rearranging the cosmos, Mary Lou Williams left an indelible mark on jazz music. Here’s your guide to the music of...
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the radical and inventive music of composer Charles Ives.
As a conductor and musician, Henry Lewis’ career offered a lifetime of firsts at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and beyond.
Hear cuts from some of our favorite boundary pushers
The co-directors’ documentary short had its Sundance-selected debut this winter.
Gershwin’s famed jazz-inspired piano showpiece with the original big band orchestration
Explore the many musical sounds and styles of one of Mexico’s most celebrated composers.
Performing “Heaven” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
As a part of YOLA National at Home, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra Principal Conductor Thomas Wilkins talks about the meaning of home, his path to orchestras,...
As part of YOLA National at Home, take a rare chance to sit on a master class.
LA Phil Principal Timpanist composed and performs this work inspired by Buzz Aldrin’s impressions of walking on the moon.
One of Peter Lieberson’s moving songs written for his wife, based on the work of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda
Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in the closing movement of Maurice Ravel’s *Mother Goose* Suite.
Watch the concert, plus LA Phil musicians and staff share stories about the orchestra’s centennial season and culminating performance.
This special on-air and online series gave voice to celebrated artists sharing curated musical selections along with their personal reflections on the music and their...
The limited-run series, featuring Gustavo Dudamel sharing stories and the music he loves, ran from March 31-April 12, 2020.
The LA Phil performs symphonies by the two composers from February 20 to March 3.
Watch as Gustavo Dudamel shares his vision for a world in which young people are enriched by music education.
Our Music & Artistic Director shines in his recordings with the orchestra.
Gustavo Dudamel talks about what, exactly, he’s doing on stage.
YOLA’s Lili Morales remembers her first time on stage at the Hollywood Bowl.
Look back at the first 10 years of Gustavo Dudamel's tenure as Music & Artistic Director in this video retrospective.
A conversation with Gustavo Dudamel and YOLA student Liliana Morales, featured in the "LA Phil 100 Past/Forward" book.
For the first time since the pandemic closed it last March, musicians performed on the stage of the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
East L.A.’s own Las Cafeteras bring their magnetic, genre-crossing sound to The Ford
Gustavo Dudamel, Yuja Wang, and the LA Phil perform the first movement of John Adams’ new piano concerto.
LA Phil musicians perform a string quartet by New York composer Jessie Montgomery.
Kamasi Washington performs an excerpt from his original score to *BECOMING: An intimate portrait of Michelle Obama* – a new documentary based on the former...
Though our concert venues are silent, the LA Phil is announcing a number of new media partnerships and initiatives to keep the music going.
Gustavo Dudamel hosts the six-episode series highlighting unforgettable performances from the past 10 years at the Hollywood Bowl.
As a concert encore from the Hollywood Bowl, Gustavo Dudamel conducts John Philip Sousa's march "The Liberty Bell," which has featured everywhere from presidential inaugurations...
See excerpts from this dramatic November 2019 performance.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the second movement of Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 – one of Dudamel’s favorite orchestral selections.
Conductor Juanjo Mena leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the "Aquarium" movement of Camille Saint-Saëns *Carnival of the Animals*, featuring pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the first movement of Beethoven's "Pastoral" Symphony at the Hollywood Bowl on August 21, 2018.
Thomas Lauderdale’s big band captivates the Bowl.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil at the Bowl in the final movement of Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 4.
Hear the Pulitzer finalist in full, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Watch the group open their 2017 concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Listen to LA Phil's Green Umbrella lineup on Spotify, featuring the late Oliver Knussen, Steve Reich, and more.
Listen to our 2019 highlights at the Hollywood Bowl - featuring ABBA, John Legend, and more.
A century of sound
Listen to this Spotify playlist that features music from our sister city, Mexico City.
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in selections from Tchaikovsky's *Swan Lake.*
Selection from the final movement of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in "Mars" from Gustav Holst's *The Planets.*
The Los Angeles Philharmonic collaborated with media artist Refik Anadol to celebrate our history and explore our future.
Three young finalists took to the Hollywood Bowl stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ray Chen.
The Icelandic art-rock band teams up with the LA Phil and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
Jazz and Gender Equity, Dianne Reeves and Terri Lyne Carrington hash out what it means to be a woman playing jazz in 2021.
Choice cuts from the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra’s Principal Conductor.
One of the greatest singers of his era faced racist critics and audiences abroad and was frequently barred from performing at all in the United...
Explore the music by the “Dean of African American Composers.”
Jazz legend Herbie Hancock talks at length about his motivations as an artist, the inspiration behind Power to the People!, and what jazz has taught...
From Blue Note jazz to funk to futuristic synthesizers, explore the tirelessly innovative career of the LA Phil's Creative Chair for Jazz, Herbie Hancock.
In 1936, William Grant Still made history with the LA Phil.
The LA Phil's history of performing and presenting jazz music goes back to the dawn of the Jazz Age itself.
Get down with Nile Rodgers & CHIC – and some of the greatest songs of the disco era.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic's Associate Principal Clarinet performs Béla Kovács spirited *Hommage a R. Strauss*.
The LA Phil violinist performs a pair of colorful Romantic works by Clara Schumann and Claude Debussy.
The LA Phil Resident Fellow performs Eugène Ysaÿe’s “Obsession”
YOLA at Expo alumna and cellist Jackie Rodriguez shows how she is staying inspired and connected during Covid-19.
A little Bach in the living room.
Two beautiful pieces from our Principal Flute.
The LA Phil’s Principal Bass presents a trio of harp duets.
The two basses perform Edgar Meyer’s Canon.
Our Associate Concertmaster and her son come together for “Méditation.”
Jazzy songs from the early 20th century for five xylophones and drums.
Performing two Etudes-Caprices by Wieniawski.
The two violists partner up.
Our Associate Principal Trumpet unwinds with Philip Collins.
Take in Bach with our First Associate Concertmaster.
Our Principal Concertmaster invites you into his living room.
Watch as the harpist and the LA Phil’s principal bass perform a gorgeous adagio.
Our Associate Principal Flute and her cellist husband perform music by Villa-Lobos in their living room.
The LA Phil’s keyboardist and her husband treat us to a little Mozart.
“It all starts with a trick.” LA Phil violinist Mitchell Newman takes us inside the “Jupiter” movement of Gustav Holst’s “The Planets.”
LA Phil musicians share their favorite moments in Berlioz' score and treat us to a private performance.
Joanne Pearce Martin and Thomas Hooten talk Stravinsky.
Peter Sellars and LA Phil staff and musicians reflect on the importance of performing outside the concert hall.
The Frank Gehry-designed Center will expand YOLA's impact while providing much-needed resources to its surrounding community.
That’s one way to celebrate your 100th birthday.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gustavo Dudamel reflect on what CDMX means to them.
"Seriously, I was shaking a little bit."
What has become a shared public art stop for concertgoers and Los Angeles tourists started as a personal connection between just two people: Frank Gehry...
Relive the magic and excitement of the orchestra's trip to Seoul.
Watch as 96 YOLA musicians joined the LA Phil on tour in Mexico City.
Why do orchestras go to such extraordinary lengths to tour?
Last August, 22 YOLA and YOLA National musicians (students from diverse regions across the U.S.) joined the LA Phil in Edinburgh, Scotland, participating in a...
Frank Gehry speaks with journalist Reed Johnson about how he might approach designing Walt Disney Concert Hall differently today, as well as what the future...
Explore the incredible history of sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger who had a profound impact on 20th-century music.
Explore the music of a Romantic piano virtuoso with a distinct and overlooked composing voice.
Explore the music of an inventive Los Angeles-based composer.
Explore the many sounds and styles from the imaginative 20th-century Russian composer.
Explore the meticulous and exacting Impressionistic music world of Maurice Ravel.
John Williams’ historic association with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Hollywood Bowl is legendary. You’re sure to find more than one of your favorite...
Explore Johannes Brahms - the iconic German Romantic composer who was one of music’s biggest perfectionists.
Explore the many sides of the Russian Romantic who wore his passion on his sleeve.
Explore the rich musical relationship between the LA Phil and our Creative Chair John Adams in this enthralling selection of his works performed by the...
USC student Polina Cherezova talked with innovative pianist Conrad Tao ahead of his *Power to the People!* festival concert.
The Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Master Chorale goes in-depth on collaborating with the LA Phil.
Principal Guest Conductor of the LA Phil, Susanna Mälkki shares her thoughts on listening, power, and getting to the essence.
Daníel Bjarnason talks about writing a piece for three legendary conductors.
Listen along as our conductor laureate leads the LA Phil.
Conductor Emertirus Zubin Mehta leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Zubin Mehta's long, influential path.
John Williams' relationship with the orchestra began a long time ago, in a venue not too far away.
With *ATLAS*, the LA Phil's Artist-Collaborator fulfills a dream of finally staging the work that ignited his passion.
While in Los Angeles, Stravinsky became a frequent conductor of the LA Phil both downtown and at the Hollywood Bowl.
The MacArthur Fellow looks back on his three years as LA Phil Artist-Collaborator.
The innovative staging of Shakespearean works, the music of the Finnish master, and the unique role of the Principal Guest Conductor are all important parts...
We are so proud of and inspired by the 44 YOLA students who graduated this spring. These remarkable students have managed to maintain their musical...
Oboists Karen Hernandez and Madison Centeno are both alumnae of YOLA who are now pursuing musical studies at California State University–Long Beach. Together, they present...
Congratulations, Class of 2020!
How spending time in Idyllwild sets students up for success.
Read about the three incredible days and then download the eBook available in both English and Spanish.
A brief history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute.
In 2018, ten YOLA musicians joined their UK and Scottish peers for “Tuning into Change,” a youth symposium focused on the role of artists in...
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