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  • Chris Martin and Corinne Bailey Rae Join Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil in the Opening Night Concert & Gala: California Soul
  • Aug. 16, 2018
  • CHRIS MARTIN AND CORINNE BAILEY RAE JOIN  
    GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES
    PHILHARMONIC AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL IN
    THE OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA:  

    CALIFORNIA SOUL

    THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON
    ALSO FEATURES ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY
    SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL'S
    WDCH DREAMS

     POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES  
    DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM

    The 2018 LA Phil Opening Night Concert & Gala: California Soul  
    Is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex,
    the Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

    WHAT:      
    Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is confirmed to perform with LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert: California Soul, Thursday, September 27. Martin will join Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform iconic songs of California. The program also includes soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae and Tracy Silverman, performing on six-string electric violin.

    The evening officially kicks off the LA Phil's Centennial season with a celebration of Golden State creativity from John Adams to Frank Zappa. Elkhanah Pulitzer directs the festive program, spanning a spectrum of music that reflects the unique soul of California.

    Program to include:

    GOLDSMITH             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 

    plus, classic Californian songs to be announced from the stage

    The night also includes the unveiling of WDCH Dreams by Refik Anadol, a visual art installation projected onto the exterior of the Concert Hall. The celebratory evening concludes with a post-concert party with Pink Martini and KCRW DJ Jason Bentley.

    Proceeds from the LA Phil Gala support the LA Phil's many music education programs, which serve more than 150,000 youths, families, and teachers every year.

    WHO:
    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
    GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor

    ELKHANAH PULITZER, director

    CHRIS MARTIN, vocalist
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE, vocalist
    TRACY SILVERMAN, electric violin
    MIKKI KUNTTU, lighting designer
    LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
    Grant Gershon, Artistic Director

    WHEN:
    Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 7 PM

    WHERE:
    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    TICKETS:
    Gala VIP Packages (including reception, dinner, prime seating, and post-concert party) are available now. Call 213 972 3051, or visit the LA Phil Special Events page at laphil.com/support-us/other-ways-support/special-events/la-phil-gala/, for additional information. Concert-only as well as post-concert party tickets are also available now.

    Tickets for the LA Phil 2018/19 season are available for purchase at laphil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.

     

  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213 972 3422
    Lisa White, lwhite@laphil.org, 213 972 3408
    Photos: 213 972 3034