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The Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates each of its season openings with extraordinary events that have become the city's proudest cultural traditions.

Exclusive Donor Events

In addition to Opening Night and Gala celebrations, numerous special events are held throughout the year to engage our supporters at a variety of giving levels.

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2022/23 John Williams Celebration Gala

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Launching the 2022/23 season with the LA Phil’s Annual Gala Concert, Gustavo Dudamel shared the podium with his close friend and inspiration John Williams in a night celebrating the legendary composer’s 90th birthday.

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Icons on Inspiration online fundraising event

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Transforming the Opening Night Gala, talented artists and renowned icons joined Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra to share the music that inspires them in this star-studded online fundraiser.

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Play Your Part: A Benefit for YOLA

Friday, August 7, 2020

Hollywood Bowl Opening Night, originally scheduled for Saturday, June 13, was reimagined into a special online concert that featured Brandi Carlile, Gustavo Dudamel, Thomas Wilkins, members of the LA Phil, and members of YOLA.

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Hollywood Bowl Opening Night 2022

June 3, 2022 

The first Opening Night gala since 2019 kicked off the Bowl’s historic 100th anniversary season featuring an incredible lineup with Gwen Stefani, Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, John Williams, Roberto Bolle, Tiler Peck, Branford Marsalis, Eric Revis, Matthew Howard, Maria Duenas, Let it Happen, YOLA, and the UCLA and USC marching bands.


Further Information

For more information about Special Events, please contact:

Sara Kim
Vice President, Philanthropy

Ragan Reviere
Director/Producer, Special Events

Morgan Walton
Associate Director, Special Events and Affiliates

Madison Huckaby
Assistant Manager, Special Events

Ashley Helm
Assistant Manager, Special Events

Special Events
213 972 3051


Private Events & Venue Leasing

For information regarding renting out Walt Disney Concert Hall space, please contact the Music Center Bookings Office at 213-972-3600 or visit their website.

To hold a catered event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, please contact Levy Restaurants at 213-972-7565

For information regarding renting the Hollywood Bowl, please contact the Hollywood Bowl Rental & Leasing Of­fice at 323-850-2182