The LA Phil Affiliates are members of the Los Angeles community who dedicate their time and efforts to support the mission of the LA Phil through volunteer service, community engagement, and fundraising.
Committees by Neighborhood
Affiliates in the Desert (Coachella Valley)
Foothill Philharmonic Committee (Claremont)
Glendale Philharmonic Committee (Glendale)
Long Beach Auxiliary (Long Beach)
Los Angeles Philharmonic Committee (Greater Los Angeles)
Peninsula Committee (Palos Verdes Peninsula and South Bay)
San Marino-Pasadena Philharmonic Committee (San Marino and Pasadena)
Santa Monica-Westside Philharmonic Committee (Santa Monica and West LA)
SouthWest Heights Philharmonic Committee (Southwest LA)
The Valley CommitteeS (San Fernando Valley)
Westside Committee (West LA)
Affiliates at Large
Provide volunteer support for LA Phil learning initiatives
Lead tours of the Hollywood Bowl and Walt Disney Concert Hall and give classroom presentations for LA Phil learning initiatives
Committee of Past Presidents
Host the annual Encore Orchestra Party and provide ongoing participation for past committee presidents
First committee formed in 1923
Committees by Interest
Business & Professional Committee
Host monthly luncheons featuring LA Phil musicians and fundraise to support the LA Phil Music Library
Committee of Professional Women
Encourage active and retired business professionals to support the LA Phil
Hollywood Bowl Committee
Fundraise throughout the Hollywood Bowl season for LA Phil learning initiatives
Present an annual International Ball in collaboration with a host country
The LA Phil Affiliates have supported the LA Phil for nearly a century, evolving alongside the orchestra and remaining among its most dedicated and involved patrons.
In 1923, the Women’s Committee was formed and became the first support group of the LA Phil. Over the years, additional committees were established as the LA Phil began performing "run-out" concerts throughout the greater Los Angeles area. Members of the various committees sold concert tickets, hosted fundraising events, and provided volunteer service to help promote the orchestra and encourage financial support for the LA Phil.
In 1967, the autonomous committees came under the umbrella of the LA Phil Affiliates. There are currently 18 committees and 800+ members.
Music Mobile™: a registered trademark of Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts (PSHA) for an award-winning music program offered by PSHA in conjunction with the Pasadena Conservatory of Music and by the LA Phil Affiliates, whose program has reached over half a million students. Music Mobile travels to schools and community events with instruments and visual aids to introduce third graders to classical music and the LA Phil. In 2005, the Affiliates were licensed by PSHA to establish a similar program at the Hollywood Bowl, which also features a tour of the venue led by the Speakers Bureau.
Symphonies for Schools: support during the week of free student concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in the Spring
Toyota Symphonies for Youth: assist with pre-concert activities at Saturday morning youth concerts
The Affiliates play a vital role within their communities through a variety of events and programs.
Committee Fundraisers: Throughout the winter and spring, individual committees host fundraising events across the greater Los Angeles area in beautiful venues, from hotels and country clubs to museums and private residences. The diverse programming at these events offers incredible opportunities to experience LA Phil musicians and local artists in intimate settings, while socializing with like-minded music lovers and supporting the LA Phil.
Rehearsals: Each year, all Affiliates (and one guest) are offered the opportunity to attend an exclusive rehearsal and luncheon at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Affiliate Endowment and/or Legacy donors are also invited to an additional rehearsal each year, followed by a reception and Q&A discussion with an LA Phil musician.
Junior Patrons: With support from the LA Phil Affiliates, the Junior Patrons program enhances the concert-going experience for children who attend LA Phil performances, ensuring they feel included in our LA Phil family.