Walt Disney Concert Hall captured the eyes and ears of the world from the moment it opened, radically reshaping the cultural landscape of Los Angeles.
With its cozy, natural interiors and Blue Ribbon Garden, Walt Disney Concert Hall has been a home away from home for 20 years.
Explore videos, interviews, and more on the Sound/Stage website. Tune in to Season 4!
Walt Disney Concert Hall is turning 20, and whether you were here day one or are experiencing this LA landmark for the first time, here’s...
An introduction to Latin American music through some of its more popular styles: cumbia, salsa reggaetón, bolero, ranchera, and música norteña.
10 days, 176 musicians from 62 programs, united in 1 purpose.
The 2023/24 season is an exploration of our city's limitless creativity and a celebration of the artists and audiences who come together to create something...
A journey through California’s innovative sonic landscape.
Gustavo Dudamel on how music unites.
Check out these recommended local restaurants in DTLA within one mile of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
From the front row to the balcony, the Hall offers many unique perspectives to enjoy the show. With 2,265 seats to choose from, let us...
Walt Disney Concert Hall transcends its function to become an emblem of innovative musical programming.
Behind the acoustics and architecture of the iconic Los Angeles building.
Discover how Walt Disney Concert Hall inspired musical moments across Los Angeles.
Celebrate Frank Gehry's legacy with design facts showcasing Walt Disney Concert Hall's architectural and acoustic brilliance.
Esa-Pekka Salonen breaks down the meaning of Wing on Wing, his dedication piece to Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.
An interview with Gehry on harmonious space and the making of an icon
Gustavo Dudamel reflects on Walt Disney Concert Hall as an “inspiring instrument” for community—all thanks to the genius of architect Frank Gehry.
“Every time the light changes, you’re seeing something different.” Clinch takes us behind the scenes at Gustavo’s Walt Disney Concert Hall photo shoot.
An iconic feature of Walt Disney Concert Hall is the 6,134-pipe organ that towers above the rear of the stage, its external pipes often referred...
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...
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...
The iconoclast found a home at WDCH
Watch the iconic singer reimagine many of his hits for solo piano and voice during his February 2023 concert.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the radical and inventive music of composer Charles Ives.
Gustavo Dudamel, Yuja Wang, and the LA Phil perform the first movement of John Adams’ new piano concerto.
See excerpts from this dramatic November 2019 performance.
Watch the concert, plus LA Phil musicians and staff share stories about the orchestra’s centennial season and culminating performance.
Hear the Pulitzer finalist in full, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.
Daníel Bjarnason talks about writing a piece for three legendary conductors.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic collaborated with media artist Refik Anadol to celebrate our history and explore our future.
With ATLAS, the LA Phil's Artist-Collaborator fulfills a dream of finally staging the work that ignited his passion.
The Icelandic art-rock band teams up with the LA Phil and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
A state-wide music initiative showcasing the most compelling and forward-looking voices in performances of works written in the past five years
Explore Los Angeles Philharmonic recordings of programming from our 2023/24 season
Learn about the intensive music program that trains, mentors, and empowers the next generation of musicians, leaders, and agents of social change.
Gustavo Dudamel talks about Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker, Ellington’s jazzy reimagination of it, and conducting his first-ever Symphonies For Youth concert.
Dudamel leads the world premiere of Gonzalo Grau’s beautiful Odisea concerto for Venezuelan cuatro and orchestra.
Marking his 90th birthday, the composer behind the musical heartbeat of countless films and a friend of the LA Phil joins Dudamel for a musical...
Gustavo Dudamel’s international orchestra of young musicians gathered in LA
Our Music and Artistic Director shares some of the historic Beethoven recordings he most admires, as well as a special one all his own.
The Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood is the boldest step yet in YOLA’s mission of youth development through music education.
Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in the closing movement of Maurice Ravel’s Mother Goose Suite.
Performing “Heaven” and “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”
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.
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...
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.
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.
Three young finalists took to the Hollywood Bowl stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ray Chen.
Over ten days in July, young musicians from all over the country gathered in LA.
YOLA alums Dalanie Harris and Laura Garcia share their thoughts
As part of YOLA National at Home, take a rare chance to sit on a master class.
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,...
YOLA at Expo alumna and cellist Jackie Rodriguez shows how she is staying inspired and connected during Covid-19.
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!
The Frank Gehry-designed Center will expand YOLA's impact while providing much-needed resources to its surrounding community.
How spending time in Idyllwild sets students up for success.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gustavo Dudamel reflect on what CDMX means to them.
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.
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...
Pianist and writer, Sarah Cahill leads a conversation on the musical voices of Price and Bonds.
Learn from musicians and artists who help unite people around shared values and aspirations in this concert experience created for the Symphonies for Schools learning...
Reel Change Advisory Board member Kris Bowers and Reel Change grantee Sultana Isham talk about their approaches to the art form of film scoring, experiences...
A playlist by Alexsandra Mitchell, Manager of Education and Public Programs at the California African American Museum (CAAM).
H.E.R. and musician and arranger Derrick Hodge sit down to talk about how they brought her music to the Bowl for a pair of stunning...
Jazz and Gender Equity, Dianne Reeves and Terri Lyne Carrington hash out what it means to be a woman playing jazz in 2021.
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...
The co-directors’ documentary short had its Sundance-selected debut this winter.
As a conductor and musician, Henry Lewis’ career offered a lifetime of firsts at the Los Angeles Philharmonic and beyond.
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.
Bridging continents with the rhythms of Latin America in the Pan-American Music Initiative
Celebrate the new era of film music with an introduction to composers Hildur Guðnadóttir, Kris Bowers, and Nicholas Britell.
The Oscar winner takes us inside his process
The singer and producer on how it all came together
Hear the extraordinary violinist speak about her formative experiences with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the unique music of John Adams, and her close relationship with...
Composer and LA Phil John and Samantha Williams Creative Chair John Adams discusses his ongoing relationship with violin virtuosa Leila Josefowicz, her commitment to new...
The Grammy® winner’s new concert film features new orchestral arrangements at the Hollywood Bowl.
Explore the incredible history of sisters Nadia and Lili Boulanger who had a profound impact on 20th-century music.
Explore innovative new music with our playlist
Hear cuts from some of our favorite boundary pushers
Explore the many musical sounds and styles of one of Mexico’s most celebrated composers.
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 the John and Samantha Williams Creative Chair John Adams in this enthralling selection of his...
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.
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.
The LA Phil sat down with two of the 19/20 Fellows—percussionist Wesley Sumpter and double bassist Michael Fuller—to learn about their experiences since joining the...
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...
Ellen Reid and Gabriela Ortíz share their thoughts with the LA Phil’s Meghan Martineau.
“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.
That’s one way to celebrate your 100th birthday.
"Seriously, I was shaking a little bit."
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...
Composer Veronika Krausas guides An Alpine Symphony with Salonen with Nico Muhly
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen explores Gershwin & Rachmaninoff.
USC’s Alan Champan delves into Halloween Organ, Film & Music: The Phantom of the Opera with Clark Wilson
Conductor Rachel Iba explains Sibelius & Swan Lake with Saad Haddad
KUSC’s Alan Champan discusses Stravinsky and Shostakovich with Dudamel.
Conductor Christian Campos discusses the story behind Mozart’s final piano concerto and final symphony.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen is joined by composer Gabriella Smith to discuss her latest concerto.
Professor of music at Caltech Thomas Neenan is joined by guest artist Esa-Pekka Salonen to discuss the process behind his new concerto.
Composer Paul Gibson explores the music of Beethoven, Thorvaldsdóttir, and Strauss.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg explains the great Dvořák concerto and Bruckner’s epic 7th Symphony.
Performer and scholar Marc Bolin discusses one of Tchaikovsky’s most popular symphonies and Adès’ “Concentric Paths” Violin Concerto.
Educator Asadour Santourian explores Robert Schumann’s brilliant Piano Concerto and the thrilling tall tales of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade.
Professor of music at Caltech Thomas Neenan guides you through a collection of Bach’s organ sonatas.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg delves into the music of Still, Wagner, and Brahms.
Composer Paul Gibson is joined by soloist Inon Barnatan and composer Donghoon Shin to explore the music of Brahms and Sibelius.
Henry Michaels discusses Tarrodi, Tchaikovsky, and Sibelius.
Saxophonist and educator at the USC Thornton School of Music Patrick Posey explains music by Dvořák and Lara.
Musician and conductor Rachel Iba explores music by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Anthony Cheung, Katherine Young, and John Adams.
KUSC’s Alan Chapman delves into one of George Crumb’s most important pieces and Berlioz’ timeless fantasy.
Pianist and writer, Sarah Cahill guides you through the organ works of Handel, Bach, Beethoven and more!
Educator Asadour Santourian explores Mahler’s Symphony No. 3.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Performance department at Azusa Pacific University Christopher Russell discusses the music of Grime, Grieg, and Brahms.
Chair of Music History at the Colburn Conservatory of Music Kristi Brown-Montesano explains Rachmaninoff’s virtuosic Third Concerto and haunting choral symphony.
Caltech Professor of music Thomas Neenan discusses the story behind the music of Rachmaninoff.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Performance department at Azusa Pacific University Christopher Russell delves into the works of Mendelssohn, and Brahms.
Composer and educator Daniel Allas leads a conversation with all four composers featured in the program.
Pianist and writer Sarah Cahill reflects on contemporary score for a 1924 silent film, Die Stadt ohne Jude.
Pianist and writer Sarah Cahill explores John Adam’s recent opera, Girls of the Golden West.
Professor of music at Caltech Thomas Neenan discusses an organ program of Driffil, Vivaldi, Jongen, Franck, and Piazzolla.
KUSC’s Alan Chapman guides you through the music of Ravel, Dawson, and Prokofiev.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen delves into Mahler’s Symphony No. 9.
Performer and scholar Marc Bolin discusses The Nutcracker.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg explores the music of the Tristan Project: Act III.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg explores the music of the Tristan Project: Act II.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg explores the music of the Tristan Project: Act I.
Professor of music at Caltech Thomas Neenan discusses the music of Debussy, Messiaen, and Villa-Lobos.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen discusses The Nutcracker.
Composer and USC educator Veronika Krausas is joined by pianist Javier Perianes to discuss the music of Shostakovich and Saint-Saëns.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg explores the music of Gabriela Ortiz, Arturo Marquez and Aaron Copland.
Veronika Krausas discusses the works of Gabriela Ortiz and Gustav Mahler.
Professor of music at Caltech Thomas Neenan discusses the story behind the music of Mozart, John Adams and Orbón.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg discusses Argentine music and Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen discusses how the Divine Comedy inspired Adès’ Dante.
Composer and USC educator Veronika Krausas discusses the music and background of Generation X composers.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen is joined by composers Ellen Reid and Nico Muhly for a conversation on creating music.
Chair of Music History at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Kristi Brown-Montesano discusses Beethoven’s only opera, Fidelio.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Performance department at Azusa Pacific University, Christopher Russell explores the last pieces of music by Bruckner and Berg.
Conductor Christian Campos discusses Mozart’s stirring unfinished masterpiece, Great Mass in C minor.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg delves into Mahler’s Symphony No. 7 in E minor.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg explores music by Barber, Pärt and Dvořák.
Educator Rachel Iba and organist Monica Czausz Berney delve into music by Kapustin, Mendelssohn, Bach, Demessieux, Tchaikovsky and Naji Hakim.
Composer and USC educator Veronika Krausas discusses Shostakovich, Prokofiev and contemporary composer Anna Thorvaldsdottir.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen is joined by composer inti figgis-vizueta and musician Jay Campbell for a conversation about contemporary music.
Composer and USC educator Veronika Krausas delves into the life and music of composers Elgar and Tchaikovsky.
Composer and conductor of the Los Angeles Youth Orchestra Russell Steinberg discusses music by Bartók, Bjarnason, and Sibelius.
Chair of Music History at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, Kristi Brown-Montesano, explains the connection to nature in pieces by Bach, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gabriella Smith...
Pianist and writer, Sarah Cahill discusses music by Russian composers: Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev and Borodin.
Pianist and writer, Sarah Cahill discusses music by Beethoven and Mendelssohn.
Saxophonist and educator at the USC Thornton School of Music, Patrick Posey delves into the life and music of jazz legend, Duke Ellington.
Saxophonist and educator at the USC Thornton School of Music, Patrick Posey delves into the life and music of jazz legendd, Duke Ellington. He is...
Pianist and writer, Sarah Cahill, discusses music by Mahler, Berg and Brahms.
Violinist and educator, Rachel Iba, explores the musical storytelling behind pieces by Angélica Negrón, Nathalie Joachim, Pamela Z, Allison Loggins-Hull and Nina Shekhar.
Professor of music at Caltech, Thomas Neenan, discusses music by Prokofiev, Michael Tilson Thomas and Fauré.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen discusses pieces by Beethoven, Julia Adolphe and Nokuthula Ngwenyama.
Educator, Thomas Neenan, takes a look into the music of Conor D'Netto, Korngold and Brahms.
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen explores a Mozart concerto and three Ravel favorites.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Performance department at Azusa Pacific University, Christopher Russell discusses Rachmaninoff and minimalist music with composer John Adams.
Musician and conductor, Rachel Iba discusses organ pieces by Bach.
Musician and conductor, Rachel Iba discusses the 1920 silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and it’s organ accompaniment.
Composer Veronika Krausas explores Tchaikovsky’s beloved concerto and new music by Saariaho.
Composer Russell Steinberg discusses Mahler’s heavenly Fourth Symphony and the world premiere of Steven Mackey’s trumpet concerto.
Associate Professor and Chair of the Music Performance department at Azusa Pacific University, Christopher Russell discusses three pieces on life, death, and love, all inspired...
Alan Chapman takes us through the program.
Christopher Russell takes us through the program.
Asadour Santourian takes us through the program.
The Cal Tech Lecturer in Music History and Music Theory gives us the rundown.
Thomas Kotcheff takes us through the program.
Brian Lauritzen takes us through the program.
Composer, conductor, and educator Russell Steinberg gets us ready for November's Dudamel & Yuja Wang concerts.
Thomas Neenan and Manual Rosales take us through the program.
Alan Chapman and Clark Wilson take us through the program.
Christian Campos takes us through the program.
Russell Stienberg takes us through the program.
Veronica Krausas takes us through the program.
Thomas Neenan takes us through the program.
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