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The season begins with a gala celebration of Golden State creativity, from John Adams to Frank Zappa. Elkhanah Pulitzer directs this festive program, featuring masters spanning the full spectrum of music, with artistic surprises galore and Gustavo Dudamel at the helm.

Gala VIP Packages available now (including reception, dinner, prime seating). Call 213.972.3051 for more information. Concert-only tickets will be available to subscribers in July.

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    Love Theme from Chinatown
    • John ADAMS
    Harmonium: “Wild Nights”
    • ZAPPA
    G Spot Tornado
    • Julia ADOLPHE
    Underneath the Sheen (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    • John ADAMS
    Dharma at Big Sur: Part 2, Sri Moonshine
  • Classic Californian songs to be announced from the stage


  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Walt and Lilly Disney Chair
  • Elkhanah Pulitzer, director
  • Chris Martin of Coldplay, vocalist
  • John Densmore of The Doors, drummer
  • Corinne Bailey Rae, vocalist
  • Tracy Silverman, electric violin
  • Mikki Kunttu, lighting designer
  • Ben Zamora, sculptural lighting designer
  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Grant Gershon, Artistic Director