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(Canceled) Seth Parker Woods and Spencer Topel


Sat / Mar 21, 2020 - 2:00PM

A melting obsidian ice cello takes centerstage in this performance installation.


About this Performance

The California Department of Public Health issued a mandate that all public gatherings, including concerts and presentations at Walt Disney Concert Hall, should be canceled through March 31, 2020 to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19. 

This event has been canceled. Anyone who has already purchased tickets to these concerts can:

  • Exchange your tickets for any future 2019/20 season performance or LA Phil-presented concert in the Hollywood Bowl 2020 season. All exchange fees will be waived.
  • Exchange your tickets for a credit applied towards your account.
  • Donate your tickets and receive a tax deduction for the total ticket value.
  • Receive a refund for the value of your ticket.

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An iconic performance art piece from the 1970s is reimagined for today with ICED BODIES. An ice cello dyed black and embedded with electronics is played by Seth Parker Woods and translated into sound by composer Spencer Topel, paying tribute to an avant-garde past while reflecting on the black bodies lost to mental illness and violence in the African American community.

Free and open to the public. Performance will take place in Walt Disney Concert Hall’s BP Hall. Enter through the Grand Avenue Lobby or the main entrance at the corner of 1st and Grand. Seating is limited. A stand-by line will form once the space has reached capacity.

Power to the People is presented in collaboration with the California African American Museum. Additional partners include American Cinematheque, A Noise Within, and Power California.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

Programs, artists, dates, prices, and availability subject to change.

Power to the People! festival

From subversive statements to songs of solidarity, music has always had a role to play in the movements that shift attitudes and shape nations. Join curators Gustavo Dudamel and Herbie Hancock in a celebration of the music that moves mountains. We invite you to join the conversation.

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