“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.
“Music Moves Us – Inspiring a Healthier World” draws inspiration from two of Los Angeles’ renowned landmarks – The Hollywood Bowl and the Walt Disney Concert Hall. The colorful rendition of the Hollywood Bowl’s bandshell at the rear of the float is surrounded by a swirling music bar that features notes from the music being played on the float – the Finale from "The Firebird" by Igor Stravinsky. The beautiful floral arrangement mirrors the colors in Lilly Disney’s garden and the iconic steel curvature of Frank Gehry’s masterpiece is recreated organically. It all crescendos with a special fireworks spectacular.
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 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)
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.