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Professional Classical Musicians Have The Same Physical Problems (Other) Athletes Do

LA Phil violist Ingrid Hutman: “When we’re injured, we tend to go to sports doctors because that’s what’s available. It’s very difficult to find practitioners who understand the peculiarities of musicians and what we do.” – San Francisco Classical Voice
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, LA Phil, Ingrid Hutman

What Does Dudamel’s Paris Opera Appointment Mean For Los Angeles?

For star conductors, of course, it’s not unusual to have appointments both with an orchestra and an opera company. And Dudamel’s contract with the LA Phil runs through the 2025-26 season. Classical France is interested: “Radio France, clearly anticipating the appointment, ran five 90-minute programs on Dudamel in the last week of January, ostensibly in celebration of the conductor’s 40th birthday. Dudamel’s appointment by Paris Opera’s new general director, Alexander Neef, clearly marks a new v...
Tags: Art, Music, France, Los Angeles, Paris, LA Phil, Paris Opera, Dudamel, Radio France, Alexander Neef, 04.16.21, Paris Opera Academy

Boston Symphony Finds Its New CEO At The LA Phil

More than a year after it began its search for a new president and chief executive, the Boston Symphony Orchestra is expected to announce on Thursday that it has found a new leader on the opposite coast: Gail Samuel, president of the Hollywood Bowl and chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Boston Symphony, Gail Samuel, 02.18.21

The LA Phil Was Born During A Pandemic, But Will It Survive This One?

The monetary losses are staggering. But far worse was what happened during the first months. Mark Swed: “The L.A. Phil publicly demonstrated little leadership. One minute it was in the midst of a revolutionary and radically prescient ‘Power to the People’ festival; the next minute, the power was summarily turned off.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, Phil, LA Phil, 10.25.20

The LA Phil Tries The Online Route

The Hollywood Bowl couldn’t have audiences – but the musicians could be there, distanced, and the orchestra took advantage of its city’s geographical advantages. The concerts were only “possible in the age of the novel coronavirus because the [Hollywood Bowl] stage is about 5,700 square feet— more than twice the size of the Walt Disney Concert Hall stage — and completely outdoors, but for the partial cover of the shell. All participants, including artists and tech crews, were tested for COVID-1...
Tags: Art, Music, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Walt Disney Concert Hall, 08.21.20

How The LA Phil Is Moving Forward

“Whatever we do right now,” Gustavo Dudamel said, “has to have an impact not only in the time we are living but also to help us achieve what we can do in the next years. That’s why we were not rushing to do a thousand things, to do this or that. We went to the heart of what transformations we need to make and what we think can work.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, LA Phil, Gustavo Dudamel, 07.16.20

Cynthia Erivo, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More to Be a Part of HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2020 SUMMER SERIES

The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announcedits 99th summer season at the Hollywood Bowl, showcasing a roster of world-class artists ranging from classical and pops to jazz, rock, and world music. The season features the return of legendary Bowl favorites, celebrated artists and conductors making their Bowl debuts, and the premieres of new LA Phil-commissioned works. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cynthia Erivo, BWW News Desk

A Grammy Sweep For 18-Year-Old Billie Eilish (And Here Are The Rest Of The Winners Too)

Eilish, whose 22-year-old brother produced her album (and who won Producer of the Year), won Best Song, Best Record, Best Album, and Best Artist. Dudamel and the LA Phil won a Grammy; Jennifer Higdon won a Grammy; Joyce DiDonato won a Grammy … the entire list is at the link. – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, LA Phil, Jennifer Higdon, Joyce DiDonato, Dudamel, Eilish, 01.26.20

Vijay Gupta To Leave LA Phil And Concentrate On Street Symphony

The violinist, who won a MacArthur “genius” grant this year, has decided to leave his seat as one of the orchestra’s first violins. He said, “The L.A. Phil saved my life when I was a 19-year-old kid. It was the way that I was able to continue being a musician and to continue growing as an artist. … And I’m really excited to take that artistry beyond Los Angeles and beyond the work of being in an orchestra.” – Los Angeles Times
Tags: Art, Music, Los Angeles, Phil, LA Phil, MacArthur, Vijay Gupta, 12.16.18

How The LA Philharmonic Became A Player

How the LA Phil became the envy of classical music may be what everyone wants to know. It’s maybe even more useful, though, to ask why as well. The story of the LA Phil feat is ultimately about a reason for being. Every great orchestra has had its heydays when it has been uniquely true to its place and population and purpose and art and era.
Tags: Art, Music, Phil, LA Phil, LA Philharmonic, 09.20.18

LA Phil’s New Principal Guest Conductor Makes An Entrance

It is rare enough with American orchestras to appoint a principal guest. The reason for the post more often than not is to fill in something lacking in a music director. The last time the L.A. Phil had principal guests was three decades ago, when it brought in the especially versatile and tuned-in young conductors […]
Tags: Art, Music, Phil, LA Phil, 10.30.17

NY Times Classical Editor Says LA Phil Is 'The Most Important Orchestra In America. Period.'

Zachary Woolfe: "As it prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2019, the Philharmonic puts more energy into new work than any other orchestra. It presents a greater sense of the diversity of today's music and its creators than any other orchestra. It ties its mission to education and social justice in its city more than […]
Tags: Art, Music, Ny Times, LA Phil, ZACHARY WOOLFE, 04.18.17, America Period

Classical Grammy Nominations For 2017 Include Plenty Of Contemporary Music

And not just in the contemporary category, either. Jennifer Higdon's Cold Mountain and John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles are up for best opera recording (Higdon's up for best new composition as well). Among other nominees are the Seattle Symphony doing Dutilleux, Leila Josefowicz acing John Adams, Salonen and the LA Phil zinging Zappa, Third Coast Percussion banging out Reich, and Mason Bates performed by both MTT/San Francisco and Muti/Chicago.
Tags: Art, Music, San Francisco, Versailles, Reich, Mason Bates, Zappa, LA Phil, Seattle Symphony, Jennifer Higdon, Higdon, John Corigliano

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the One, Singular, Sensational Cast of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl!

The LA Phil's Hollywood Bowl production of A Chorus Line opening July 29 -31 for three performances has been in full tilt rehearsals since last week and BroadwayWorld's own Michael Sterling was there to talk to the stars and get a sneak peek at what audiences can expect on the legendary Hollywood Bowl's massive stage. [Author: Michael Sterling]
Tags: Theatre, BroadwayWorld, Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil

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