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  • John Densmore Confirmed as special guest at the LA Phil Opening Nigh Concert & Gala: California Soul
  • Sep. 24, 2018
  • JOHN DENSMORE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT
    THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT
    CONCERT & GALA,CALIFORNIA SOUL,  

    AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

    THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON
    ALSO FEATURES CHRIS MARTIN OF COLDPLAY,
    CORINNE BAILEY RAE, 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:      

    Drummer John Densmore, a founding member of The Doors, 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. Densmore will perform a classic California song by The Doors, L.A. Woman, on a program dedicated to the music of California to launch the orchestra's Centennial season. Additional classic songs of California will be announced from the stage.

    The program also includes Coldplay's lead singer Chris Martin, 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 California 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
    JOHN DENSMORE, drummer 
    TRACY SILVERMAN, electric violin
    MIKKI KUNTTU, lighting designer
    BEN ZAMORA, sculptural lighting designer 
    LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
            Grant Gershon, Artistic Director

    POST-CONCERT PARTY featuring
    PINK MARTINI
    JASON BENTLEY, DJ

    For full artists' biographies, please visit laphil.com

     

    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