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  • WDCH
  • Nov. 19, 2003
  • First Seminar "Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles" Features Panelists
    Deborah Borda, Frank Gehry, Tom Gilmore, Nicolai Ouroussoff,
    Kevin Starr, And Zev Yaroslavsky


    The Los Angeles Philharmonic kicks off its new seminar series Inside/Outside on Wednesday, November 19 at 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The first program, entitled Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, explores why the hall was built, whom it serves and what it will do to alter the cultural landscape of the city. Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic Nicolai Ouroussoff moderates a discussion with Los Angeles Philharmonic Association President and Chief Executive Officer Deborah Borda; architect Frank Gehry; urban developer Tom Gilmore; State Librarian of California Kevin Starr; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

    Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles begins a series of seven lectures designed to explore the music, architecture and history that is unique to Los Angeles. Panelists for the first seminar bring perspectives from many different fields, each offering a unique viewpoint on Walt Disney Concert Hall and its relationship to the city.

    Inside/Outside brings the leading experts in their fields into a creative and casual environment to discuss the changing cultural identity of Los Angeles. The seminars explore many topics: the cultural evolution of the entertainment capital; jazz in Los Angeles in the 20s and 30s; the golden age of Hollywood; and today's ambiguous definition of new music. With panelists ranging from librarians to film composers, Inside/Outside presents Angelenos with the opportunity to discover their city's cultural heritage.

    Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles is the first of seven Wednesday evenings that comprise the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new seminar series Inside/Outside. The series continues with Building a Cultural Identity on December 3; The Sounds of the Avenue on January 21; El Alma de Los Angeles on February 18; The Entertainment Capital of the World on March 24; Urban/Suburban: Los Angeles in the 1950's and 60's on April 21; and Blurring Boundaries on May 19. Tickets can be purchased individually or as a series. Tickets for the first seminar are $15 can be purchased at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at, or by calling 323.850.2000. Tickets for all other seminars are $10. All seminars take place in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall, with the exception of the November 19 program which takes place in the Hall's main auditorium.



    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    DEBORAH BORDA, President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

    FRANK GEHRY, architect

    TOM GILMORE, urban developer

    NICOLAI OUROUSOFF, Los Angeles Times Architecture Critic, moderator

    KEVIN STARR, State Librarian of California

    ZEV YAROSLAVSKY, Los Angeles County Supervisor

    Tickets for November 19 are $15; all other seminar programs are $10. Tickets are on sale now at the Walt Disney Concert Hall box office, online at, or via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000. With the exception of Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles on November 19, which will be held in the auditorium, all Inside/Outside discussions will be held in Walt Disney Concert Hall's BP Hall. Groups of 12 or more may be eligible for special discounts for selected concerts and seating areas. For all information, please call 323.850.2000.

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  • contact:

    Elizabeth Hinckley, 213.972.3034; Ryan Jimenez, 213.972.3405