The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association is deeply grateful to our donors who gave so generously throughout 2022. The special update below provides just a handful of highlights from the past year, showcasing the exciting and meaningful work you helped to make possible.
On behalf of everyone at the LA Phil, thank you for making such a difference! We couldn’t do this work without you.
Hollywood Bowl Turns 100
The LA Phil celebrated a century of stellar performances at one of the world’s most iconic venues with the 100th anniversary season of music under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl. The centennial season started off with the two-day 101 Festival, commemorating the Hollywood Bowl’s history and connection with The Ford on the other side of the 101 Freeway. The Bowl season continued with a spectacular mix of beloved traditions and history-making innovations; tributes to legendary figures of the Bowl’s past and leading performers of today; the best in jazz and popular music; and 34 evenings with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, 10 of them under the baton of Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel.
But we didn’t just celebrate history this summer, we made it. The Paris Opera Ballet joined Dudamel and the LA Phil for its Los Angeles debut—a first in the company’s 350-year history! The LA Phil was honored to partner with Live Nation Urban to present Juneteenth: A Global Celebration for Freedom, featuring more than a dozen acclaimed performing artists at the Hollywood Bowl to mark the 157th anniversary of Juneteenth. The event was broadcast live on CNN—a historic day of musicmaking watched by more than 7 million people around the world.