The LA Phil has redefined what an orchestra can be. For our 100th season, we’ve invited friends both old and new to Los Angeles to help us celebrate the artistic spirit and virtuosity inspired by the city we call home. Join us on a sonic adventure as we begin to shape the next 100 years.
LA Phil 100 Kickoff Events
With an anniversary this big, no single event could adequately launch our celebrations. From a star-studded Gala to events for the entire city, LA Phil 100 begins with a bang!LEARN MORE
The LA Phil family includes some of the world’s most distinguished and forward-facing artists in titled positions, where they are helping to guide the orchestra into its next century.
Fifty Commissions: Advancing our Art
The horizons of music are constantly expanding. We’ve commissioned more than 50 new works from an astounding group of artists intent upon proving just that. Throughout the 2018/19 season, our audiences will be the first in the world to hear major works from titans such as John Adams, Louis Andriessen, Unsuk Chin, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich, and pioneering young composers such as Julia Adolphe, Ashley Fure, Andrew Norman, Tyshawn Sorey, Kamasi Washington, and Du Yun.
The Centennial season is brimming with cross-disciplinary collaborations, major events, composer focuses and more. Among the plethora of stunning programs this season, we highlight the city we love with LA Fest; Dudamel joins choreographer Benjamin Millepied for Romeo & Juliet; Susanna Mälkki partners with director Barry Edelstein in The Tempest; Christopher Rountree curates the Fluxus Festival; a focus on music + film through Stanley Kubrick's Sound Odyssey and Celebrating John Williams; former Music Director Zubin Mehta's focus on Brahms; a celebration of Chinese New Year including Tan Dun's Buddha Passion; music of William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance; Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen's exploration of Stravinsky; and a Beethoven Piano Concerto Cycle featuring Lang Lang & Dudamel.
LA Phil 100: Centennial Reflections
Each month throughout this historic Centennial season, LA Phil 100: Centennial Reflections will highlight the concerts, stories, musicians, and movements from the LA Phil’s past that hold a connection to the artistic programming currently on stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall.