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The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the orchestra’s ambitious plans for its centennial season 2018/19. Underscoring the commitment to orchestral music as a living tradition, Gustavo Dudamel announced that the orchestra is undertaking a new-music investment of unprecedented scale in the anniversary season, when it will present 50 commissioned works.  

A great number of soloists have been engaged for that season and all of the LA Phil’s living Music Directors will contribute.

Frank Gehry, the architect of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, will design a permanent YOLA Center in Inglewood, made possible by a leadership gift from Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen. A long-time advocate for aspiring young artists, Gehry will transform a 17,000-square-foot facility in Inglewood to create a central resource for an expanded Youth Orchestra Los Angeles program.

In its centeniial season will invite thousands of new listeners into Walt Disney Concert Hall through the ‘100 for the 100’ free ticket initiative

To meet the LA Phil’s current needs and support the organization’s endeavours for the next hundred years, the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association has established a Centennial Campaign with a goal of $500 million. Centennial Campaign Chair David Bohnett and Board Chair Jay Rasulo announced the campaign at the November 9 event and revealed that it has already succeeded in raising $300 million, or 60% of its goal.

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