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“Music Moves Us – Inspiring a Healthier World,” Kaiser Permanente’s 2019 Rose Parade® float, showcases the role music plays in supporting healthier lives and advancing total health. This year Kaiser Permanente is teaming with the LA Phil in honor of our Centennial season, and the float will feature musicians from the LA Phil, Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), and Kaiser Permanente playing together under the direction of LA Phil Assistant Conductor Paolo Bortolameolli.



Walt Disney Concert Hall
The sleek, stainless-steel walls of the architecturally stunning Walt Disney Concert Hall have been artistically duplicated in individual petals of silverleaf protea. The red color of the Freedom Roses was a favorite of Lillian Disney, Walt Disney Concert Hall;s benefactor.

Hollywood Bowl Band Shell
The exterior façade of the Hollywood Bowl is created in crisp white coconut chips. Simulated color lighting in the interior of the bandshell has been created by artistically shading and blending creamy white, yellow, and gold strawflower petals. Its 24-foot overall height includes a distinctive set of arches that fold down in sections to 16 feet in height to enable the float to drive under low wires and the 210 Freeway bridge at the end of the parade route. The elegant lines of the musical bar are crafted in gold strawflower petals with floating notes decorated in golden clover seed. Dramatic deck gardens of over 12,000 red Freedom Roses intertwine with opulent floral displays in rich red and burgundy tones. Featured are ginger, anthuriums, peony, Samatra lilies, and cymbidium orchid sprays with Prestige, Rouge Baiser, and Black Magic roses.

The Riders

The Los Angeles Philharmonic

Paolo Bortolameolli, Assistant Conductor

Marion Arthur Kuszyk, Associate Principal Oboe

Camille Avellano, violin

Ingrid Chun, violin

Michele Grego, bassoon

Matthew Howard, Principal Percussion

Michael Fuller, bass

Fabian Fuertes, Education Project Manager, Social Innovation

Leticia Oaks Strong, violin

Joanne Pearce Martin, keyboard

Michelle Tseng, violin


Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA)

Estrella Cecilio, cello (YOLA at Torres)

Audrey Chung, French horn (YOLA at HOLA)

Christian Cruz, trumpet (YOLA at HOLA)

Fryda Denisse Brito, flute (YOLA at EXPO)

Andy Gonzalez, French horn (YOLA at EXPO)

Nataly Gonzalez, trumpet (YOLA at HOLA)

Ingrid Hernandez, bassoon (YOLA at EXPO)

Rebekah Marquez, trombone (YOLA at HOLA)

Alani Meeks, cello (YOLA at HOLA)

Jaime Rodriguez, trombone (YOLA at HOLA)

Karima Salazar, clarinet (YOLA at EXPO)

Alexis Silva, oboe (YOLA at HOLA)


Kaiser Permanente Musicians

Ismael Jimenez, percussion

Phil Leece, percussion

Betty Lin, MD, violin

Edward “John” Rott, MD, viola

Mirlene Sylvestre, flute

Read the full press release here.


LA Phil 100 Centennial Campaign

The Centennial Campaign will enable the LA Phil to build on its reputation for innovation, advancing orchestral music and music education, revolutionizing audience development and preparing our venues for the next century. 

It will ensure that, for generations to come, the LA Phil continues to serve as the soul of the city, uniting all those who share in the common, transformative language of music. 

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