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LA PHIL LEARNING RESOURCES

Resources for Music Enthusiasts

Where entertainment meets education 

 


Music Education


Get to know a composer

Articles & Playlists

These guides combine a brief bio of the composer and a little about their style—and what makes them great—with a playlist so you can explore their music for yourself. The growing list includes Brahms, Julia Adolphe, Ravel, Stravinsky, Herbie Hancock, and more!

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Go behind the music with the Upbeat Live podcast

Podcast

Some of the sharpest musical minds from the Southland and beyond present a look at the historical and cultural context of the orchestra’s programs.

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Books from the LA Phil Store

Book Recommendations

What makes a composer great? What connections are there between history, culture, and music? Explore these wonderful books for the musically curious.

FIND A BOOK

A few staff favorites to get you started:

The Rest is Noise, by Alex Ross

For the Love of Music, by John Mauceri

Why Mahler?, by Norman Lebrecht

Music by Numbers: From Pythagoras to Schoenberg, by Eli Maor

 


Performances & Recitals


LA Phil Home Recitals

Performance Videos

Step into the living rooms of members of the Los Angeles Philharmonics who invite you in for a home recital. Hear from Associate Concertmaster Bing Wang, First Associate Concertmaster Nathan Cole and Assistant Concertmaster Akiko Tarumoto, the entire percussion section, and others!

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New music recitals

Performance Videos

The LA Phil is committed to new music that speaks to our moment. Follow along here for collaborations among our brightest students, members of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and other creative musicians as they explore the music of now. The growing list of recitals features clarinetist David Howard performing Unsuk Chin, cellist David Garrett performing Andrew Norman, pianist Joanne Pearce Martin performing Thomas Adès, and more!

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LA Phil in performance

Performance Videos

Dive into our growing collection of performance videos online. Performances range from Beethoven Symphony No. 6 (Movement I) with Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Jessie Montgomery's Strum, and “Rhapsody in Blue” with Jean-Yves Thibaudet. 

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Explore Sound/Stage

An online collection of concert films, bonus performances, interviews, essays and artwork. Each episode speaks to our current moment, exploring timely themes of social justice, the many meanings of love during COVID-19, and the essence of solitude that so many of us have felt in an era of social distancing.

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Looking for some hands-on engagement?

Check out these programs offered by the LA Phil before your next concert, in your community, or for your community 

Free Neighborhood Concerts

Music 101 with Alan Chapman

Upbeat Live: a guided tour of the evening’s music before your concert

CODA: the LA Phil’s group for young music fans

Casual Fridaysa post-concert on-stage chat plus complimentary craft beer tastings curated by the Los Angeles Brewers Guild

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