Special Guests Added to New Year's Eve with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes & Storm Large: All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro,
fashion guru Ikram Goldman, cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and the legendary Rita Moreno
Holiday Sing-Along, Chanticleer, Sweet Honey in the Rock, Arturo Sandoval Big Band, and White Christmas Sing-Along Return to Walt Disney Concert Hall
Los Angeles, CA (November 17, 2016) - The LA Phil's Deck the Hall series features performances by an eclectic array of artists who bring the joy of the holiday season to concert-goers of all ages during this special time of year. Returning to the Walt Disney Concert Hall this season is a wide range of programming including: the family-friendly fun of the annual Holiday Sing-Along, the rich harmonies of Chanticleer, the heartwarming White Christmas Sing-Along, the uplifting joy of Sweet Honey in the Rock, and the swinging sounds of the Arturo Sandoval Big Band. The holiday series culminates with a raucous New Year's Eve celebration with Pink Martini featuring China Forbes & Storm Large and newly-announced special guests: All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro, fashion guru Ikram Goldman, cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and the legendary Rita Moreno.
In addition to the holiday sights and sounds happening on stage, the LA Phil Store - opened as part of the Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003 - which has become a popular destination to find unique and cherished gifts related to music, architecture and design, is open 10AM - 5PM daily, as well as before, during and after evening concerts.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic also continues to offer the LA Phil Gift Card, which can be used for the purchase of tickets to concerts produced by the Los Angeles Philharmonic at Walt Disney Concert Hall and at the Hollywood Bowl, as well as purchases at the LA Phil Store, The Bowl Store and select restaurants and concession stands (where credit cards are accepted) at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.
2016 DECK THE HALL HOLIDAY CONCERT SERIES SCHEDULE:
Saturday, December 17, 2016, at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
Melissa Peterman, host
Accompanied by Walt Disney Concert Hall's huge pipe organ, a choir and a jazz combo for audiences to enjoy singing numerous popular songs of the season.
Tuesday, December 20, 2016, at 8:00 PM
A Chanticleer Christmas
The 12 men of this "orchestra of voices" make a welcome return with their exquisite and eclectic Christmas program.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016, at 8:00 PM
Sweet Honey in the Rock: Celebrating the Holidays
This ensemble returns with a special holiday performance that is guaranteed to spread joy and cheer. The members of this revered female African-American a cappella ensemble entertain and empower audience and community alike through their dynamic and stunning vocal prowess. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa, Sweet Honey in the Rock will bring you a holiday experience you will never forget.
Thursday, December 22, 2016, at 8:00 PM
Swinging Christmas with the Arturo Sandoval Big Band
Trumpet virtuoso and 10-time Grammy honoree Arturo Sandoval leads a Latin-flavored jazz program for the holidays.
Friday, December 23, 2016, at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
White Christmas Sing-Along
Gather friends and family for this heartwarming holiday event, a showing of the beloved 1954 film with lyrics embedded on screen. The audience will enjoy singing along with such songs as "The Best Things Happen When You're Dancing," "Snow," "Sisters" and, of course, the iconic "White Christmas." © Paramount Pictures
Saturday, December 31, 2016, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM
New Year's Eve with Pink Martini
featuring China Forbes & Storm Large
with special guests
All Things Considered co-host Ari Shapiro, fashion guru Ikram Goldman, cantor Ida Rae Cahana, and the legendary Rita Moreno
Pink Martini - with its irresistible fusion of Brazilian samba, '30s Cuban dance, and Parisian café music - is the perfect way to ring in the New Year! Fresh off their new album Je dis oui!, they invite you to a rollicking around-the-world celebration that highlights the band's spirit of collaboration and global inclusivity. The United Nations house band of 1962 meets Breakfast at Tiffany's.
For more information and full artist biographies, please visit LAPhil.com
Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2016/17 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com or the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office. To order by phone with credit card or for more information, please call 323.850.2000.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.HollywoodBowl.com). The LA Phil's season extends from September through June at Walt Disney Concert Hall, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.