Are there pre-concert talks before concerts?
During Upbeat Live, our pre-concert conversations, key thinkers and guest musicians – including members of the LA Phil – share their expertise and offer historical and cultural context for your program’s pieces, giving you a deeper understanding of the music. Upbeat live occurs in BP Hall at Walt Disney Concert Hall or the main auditorium for Friday matinees. These talks are free for ticketholders and last about 1 hour. They start 1 hour before the concert and at 9:45am for Friday matinees.
You can also listen to Upbeat Live as you travel Walt Disney Concert Hall. Stuck in traffic? Dial 1 605 475 4333 on your way to the Hall, enter access code 184648 to join.*
* Dial in not available for Friday matinees. This number is not toll free, so the cost will depend on rates charged by your long distance carrier (Sprint, Verizon, AT&T, etc.) to area code 605, South Dakota. There are no additional fees. We do not require the use of any specific carrier, nor do we know what rates patrons pay on their calling plans.