Enhance your concert experience with pre-concert talks!

Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowned musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guests and members of the LA Phil and participate in Q&A!

Cost


Free to ticket holders

 

When


UBL starts 1 hour before the concert start time*

 

Where


Talks talk place in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall*

 

*Please note for Friday matinees: UBL talks take place at 9:45AM in the main auditorium

Upbeat Live is available for the following concert series:

 

Can't attend?
Dial 1-605-475-4333 
and enter access code 184648 to listen on your way to the Hall.*

Listen to past talks
You can listen to the audio recordings from past season's talks here

*Dial in not available for Friday matinees. This number is not toll free, so the cost will depend on rates charged by your long distance carrier (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) to area code 605, South Dakota. There are no additional fees. We do not require the use of any specific carrier, nor do we know what rates patrons pay on their calling plans.

 
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2018/19 Upcoming Schedule
 

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DEC 13-14 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME

Alan Chapman

Concert: Mehta’s Brahms: Symphony No. 1

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JAN 24-27 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME

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Concert: Celebrating John Williams

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SUN / FEB 3 • TALK BEGINS 6:30PM

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Concert: Paul Jacobs

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FEB 6-7 • TALK BEGINS 7PM

Speaker to be announced

Concert: Chinese New Year

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SAT / FEB 16 • TALK BEGINS 7PM

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Concert: William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 1

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SUN / FEB 17 • TALK BEGINS 1PM

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Concert: William Grant Still & the Harlem Renaissance: Symphony No. 4

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FEB 28-MAR 3 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME*

Asadour Santourian

Concert: Dudamel Conducts Mahler

*Friday's matinee starts at 9:45AM in the main auditorium

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TUES / MAR 5 • TALK BEGINS 7PM

Speaker to be announced

Concert: New Work by Bryce Dessner

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MAR 7-10 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME

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Concert: Dudamel & Yuja Wang​​​​​​​

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APR 5-7 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME*

Christopher Russell

Concert: Mirga Leads Tchaikovsky & Debussy

*Friday's matinee starts at 9:45AM in the main auditorium

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SUN / APR 7 • TALK BEGINS 6:30PM

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Concert: Cameron Carpenter

 

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APR 18-20 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME*

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Concert: Salonen’s Stravinsky: Myths

*Friday's matinee starts at 9:45AM in the main auditorium

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MAY 10-12 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME*

Christian Campos

Concert: Mozart with Dudamel

*Friday's matinee starts at 9:45AM in the main auditorium

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FRI / MAY 17 • TALK BEGINS 7PM

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Concert: Lang Lang & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 1

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SAT / MAY 18 • TALK BEGINS 7PM

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Concert: Lang Lang & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 2

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SUN / MAY 19 • TALK BEGINS 1PM

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Concert: Lang Lang & Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3

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SUN / MAY 19 • TALK BEGINS 6:30PM

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Concert: Iveta Apkalna

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MAY 30-31 & JUN 2 • TALK BEGINS 1 HOUR BEFORE CONCERT START TIME*

Asadour Santourian

Concert: Dudamel Conducts Mahler’s Eighth

*Friday's matinee starts at 9:45AM in the main auditorium

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JUN 11-12 • TALK BEGINS 7PM

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Concert: ATLAS

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Listen to Past 2018/19 Talks