At the LA Phil, we believe in the power of music to spark imaginations and shape young lives. Our Toyota Symphonies for Youth invite children ages 5 to 11 to soak up the sounds of a world-class orchestra while experiencing the thrill of live performance. Kids enjoy hands-on workshops, including art-making, an instrument petting zoo and dance. Join us for a morning of musical celebration that will stay with children for a lifetime.

 

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth - Composer Salonen: Wing on Wing

Be carried away by Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing, music inspired by Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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Composer Esa-Pekka Salonen’s Wing on Wing celebrates our beloved Walt Disney Concert Hall and its talented architect, Frank Gehry. Follow the story of Salonen’s quest to design his own music inspired by a building and its architect.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Pictures at an Exhibition

Mussorgsky’s masterwork carries us through a spectrum of emotions linked by a stately promenade.

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Come with us on an imaginative stroll through Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring new work from high-school aged members of the LA Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program.


ART WORKSHOPS, 10AM 

Your concert is preceded by a choice of workshops designed for children ages 5 to 11. These include an instrument petting zoo, art-making, storytelling, dance and more. All activities are FREE to ticket holders.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Pictures at an Exhibition

Mussorgsky’s masterwork carries us through a spectrum of emotions linked by a stately promenade.

Learn More

Come with us on an imaginative stroll through Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition, featuring new work from high-school aged members of the LA Phil’s Composer Fellowship Program.


ART WORKSHOPS, 10AM 

Your concert is preceded by a choice of workshops designed for children ages 5 to 11. These include an instrument petting zoo, art-making, storytelling, dance and more. All activities are FREE to ticket holders.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Brahms and his First Symphony

Young people will find inspiration in this timeless tale of never giving up.

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Through the eyes of a young girl desperate to finish a homework assignment, learn why it took one of the most famous composers, Johannes Brahms, more than two decades to write his first symphony. This concert is a celebration of that masterful piece and its composer, who never stopped trying.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Brahms and his First Symphony

Young people will find inspiration in this timeless tale of never giving up.

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Through the eyes of a young girl desperate to finish a homework assignment, learn why it took one of the most famous composers, Johannes Brahms, more than two decades to write his first symphony. This concert is a celebration of that masterful piece and its composer, who never stopped trying.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Minimalism

The LA Phil translates the magic of Minimalist music for our youngest audiences.

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic will gleam with the vibrant patterns, shifting phases and steady rhythms of Minimalism in music by Philip Glass and John Adams. Sometimes less is more, as we hear in the slowly changing repetition of chords building and breaking.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Minimalism

The LA Phil translates the magic of Minimalist music for our youngest audiences.

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic will gleam with the vibrant patterns, shifting phases and steady rhythms of Minimalism in music by Philip Glass and John Adams. Sometimes less is more, as we hear in the slowly changing repetition of chords building and breaking.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance

The sound of the blues and African-American spirituals will transport you to the Roaring Twenties!

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In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African-American spirituals.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: William Grant Still & The Harlem Renaissance

The sound of the blues and African-American spirituals will transport you to the Roaring Twenties!

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In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African-American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African-American spirituals.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Ravel’s Bolero

The ardent rhythms of Spanish dance will get your child’s feet moving!

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Inspired by factory machines and Spanish dance, Maurice Ravel’s best known work, Bolero, is sure to quicken the pulse. It’ll be impossible not to get caught up in the insistent rhythms and careening melody as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs this timeless piece.

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Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Ravel’s Bolero

The ardent rhythms of Spanish dance will get your child’s feet moving!

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Inspired by factory machines and Spanish dance, Maurice Ravel’s best known work, Bolero, is sure to quicken the pulse. It’ll be impossible not to get caught up in the insistent rhythms and careening melody as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs this timeless piece.