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Encyclopedia > Los Angeles Philharmonic
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Background information
Also known as LA Phil; LAP
Origin Flag of the United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre(s) Classical
Occupation(s) Symphony Orchestra
Years active 1919–present
Label(s) Decca, Deutsche Grammophon, EMI, London, Sony
Associated
acts
Hollywood Bowl Orchestra
Website www.LAPhil.com
Members
Music Director
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Associate Conductor
Alexander Mickelthwate
Joana Carneiro
Consulting Composer
Steven Stucky
President
Deborah Borda
Former members
Founder
William Andrews Clark, Jr.
Walter Henry Rothwell
Notable instrument(s)
Concert Organ
Glatter-Gotz / Rosales Pipe Organ
Violin
Benny 1729 Stradivari
Perkins 1728 Stradivari
Violoncello
General Kyd 1684 Stradivari

The Los Angeles Philharmonic (LAP) is an American orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, United States. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about Western art music from 1000 AD to the 2000s . ... For the song titled Orchestra, see The Servant (band). ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Logo Deutsche Grammophon is a German record label. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... London Records is a record label headquartered in the United Kingdom, originally marketing records in the United States, Canada and Latin America from 1947 through the 1980s. ... Sony Classical is the successor to the Columbia and CBS Masterworks labels, assuming its new identity after the purchase of CBS Records by Sony Corporation. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Esa-Pekka Salonen ( ) (born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki) is a prominent Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. ... Alexander Mickelthwate is the Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Music Director for the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra. ... Joana Carneiro is the Conducting Fellow of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. ... Steven Stucky pronounced [stÊŒki] (rhymes with lucky) is a U.S. composer. ... Deborah Borda is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. ... William Andrews Clark, Jr. ... Walter Henry Rothwell (born 22 September 1872 in London, died 12 March 1927 in Santa Monica) was an English conductor who was assistant to Gustav Mahler in Hamburg and subsequently spent much of his career in the USA. He was the first conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, chosen after... Antonio Stradivari (1644? - December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession. ... Antonio Stradivari (1644? - December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession. ... Antonio Stradivari (1644? - December 18, 1737) was an Italian luthier (maker of violins and other stringed instruments), the most prominent member of that profession. ... For the song titled Orchestra, see The Servant (band). ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Largest metro area Greater Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ...

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History

Founded in 1919 by William Andrews Clark, Jr. with Walter Henry Rothwell as its conductor, it played its first concert in the same year, eleven days after its first rehearsal. The Orchestra's first home was at Fifth and Olive, in a venue that had previously been known as Clune's Auditorium, but was renamed Philharmonic Auditorium. From 1964 to 2003, the orchestra played its concerts in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. In 2003, it moved to the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall next door. In the summer, the orchestra plays outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Since its founding, the LA Philharmonic has played at least one concert a year in its sister city, Santa Barbara, California, presented by the Community Arts Music Association. Year 1919 (MCMXIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... William Andrews Clark, Jr. ... Walter Henry Rothwell (born 22 September 1872 in London, died 12 March 1927 in Santa Monica) was an English conductor who was assistant to Gustav Mahler in Hamburg and subsequently spent much of his career in the USA. He was the first conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, chosen after... A conductor conducting at a ceremony A conductors score and batons Conducting is the act of directing a musical performance by way of visible gestures. ... Hazards Pavilion was a large auditorium in Los Angeles, California, located at the intersection of Fifth and Olive Streets. ... Also Nintendo emulator: 1964 (emulator). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is one of the halls in the Los Angeles Music Center (which is one of the three largest performing arts centers in the nation). ... The Los Angeles Music Center (its actual name is the Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County) is a complex of four entertainment venues located on Grand Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, California, United States. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Frank Owen Gehry (born Ephraim Owen Goldberg, February 28, 1929) is a Pritzker Prize winning architect based in Los Angeles, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hollywood Bowl in 2005. ... Nickname: Location in Santa Barbara County and the state of California Coordinates: , County Government  - Mayor Marty Blum Area  - City 111. ... The Community Arts Music Association (CAMA) of Santa Barbara is the oldest community arts organization in Santa Barbara and, arguably, the oldest such organization in the United States. ...

Walt Disney Concert Hall

Subsequent music directors have included Artur Rodziński, Otto Klemperer, Eduard van Beinum, Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini and André Previn. Some of the more notable principal guest conductors associated with the orchestra have included Michael Tilson Thomas, Simon Rattle and Leonard Slatkin who concludes his guest position at the Hollywood Bowl in 2007 [1]. Other conductors with whom the orchestra has had close ties include Erich Leinsdorf, Kurt Sanderling, Pierre Boulez, Leonard Bernstein, and Christoph von Dohnányi. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixels Full resolution (3072 × 2304 pixel, file size: 3. ... Artur RodziÅ„ski (January 1, 1892 - November 27, 1958) was a Polish conductor. ... Otto Klemperer (May 14, 1885 – July 6, 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. ... Eduard van Beinum (September 1, 1901, Arnhem - April 13, 1959, Amsterdam) was a Dutch conductor. ... Zubin Mehta (b. ... Carlo Maria Giulini (May 9, 1914 – June 14, 2005) was an Italian conductor, and violist. ... André Previn (born April 6, 1929)¹ is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988, aged 33. ... Leonard Slatkin (born September 1, 1944) is an American conductor. ... Erich Leinsdorf (February 4, 1912 - September 11, 1993) was a conductor. ... Kurt Sanderling (born September 19, 1912) was a conductor (he announced his retirement in 2002). ... Pierre Boulez Pierre Boulez (IPA: /pjɛʁ.buˈlÉ›z/) (born March 26, 1925) is a conductor and composer of classical music. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... Christoph von Dohnányi (born September 18, 1929) is a German conductor. ...


Since 1992, Esa-Pekka Salonen has been the LAP's music director. In April 2007, it was announced that Esa-Pekka Salonen will step down as the LAP's music director at the end of the 2008-2009 season, and become the LAP's Music Director Laureate. With the 2009-2010 season, Gustavo Dudamel will be his successor.[2][3][4] Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Esa-Pekka Salonen ( ) (born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki) is a prominent Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... Gustavo Dudamel Ramírez (born January 26, 1981) is a Venezuelan conductor. ...


Recordings

The LA Philharmonic performed the music in the pilot film to Battlestar Galactica, composed by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson. The LA Philharmonic also performed the first North American concert for the popular Final Fantasy franchise game music, Dear Friends: Music From Final Fantasy by Nobuo Uematsu. Battlestar Galactica is an American science fiction movie and television series, produced in 1978 by Glen Larson and starring Lorne Greene, Richard Hatch and Dirk Benedict. ... Stu Phillips is a television and film music composer. ... Glen A. Larson (born 1937) is a television writer and producer. ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... This article is about the Final Fantasy franchise. ... Nobuo Uematsu , born March 21, 1959) is a Japanese composer of video game music, and one of the most well-known, prolific, and versatile in the field. ...


The orchestra occasionally made 78-rpm recordings and LPs in the early years with Alfred Wallenstein and Leopold Stokowski for Capitol Records, and began recording regularly in the 1960s, for English Decca, during the tenure of Zubin Mehta as music director. A healthy discography continued to grow with Carlo Maria Giulini on Deutsche Grammaphon and André Previn on both Philips and Telarc Records. Michael Tilson Thomas, Leonard Bernstein, and Sir Simon Rattle also made several recordings with the orchestra in the 1980s, adding to their rising international profile. In recent years, Esa-Pekka Salonen has led recording sessions for Sony and Deutsche Grammophon. Alfred Wallenstein (born October 7, 1898, Chicago, died February 8, 1983, New York) was a cellist and conductor. ... Leopold Stokowski (born Antoni StanisÅ‚aw BolesÅ‚awowicz April 18, 1882 in London, England, died September 13, 1977 in Nether Wallop, England) was the conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the NBC Symphony Orchestra, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and the Symphony of the Air. ... Capitol Records is a major United States-based record label, owned by EMI. // The Capitol Records company was founded by the songwriter Johnny Mercer in 1942, with the financial help of movie producer Buddy DeSylva and the business acumen of Glenn Wallichs, (1910-1971) (owner of Music City, at the... It has been suggested that Decca Music Group be merged into this article or section. ... Carlo Maria Giulini (May 9, 1914 – June 14, 2005) was an Italian conductor, and violist. ... André Previn (born April 6, 1929)¹ is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ... Leonard Bernstein in 1971 Leonard Bernstein (IPA pronunciation: )[1] (August 25, 1918 – October 14, 1990) was an American conductor, composer, and pianist. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988, aged 33. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ...


Music directors

Gustavo Dudamel has been selected as music director designate until 2009 when Salonen is expected to step down. Gustavo Dudamel Ramírez (born January 26, 1981) is a Venezuelan conductor. ...

Esa-Pekka Salonen ( ) (born June 30, 1958 in Helsinki) is a prominent Finnish orchestral conductor and composer. ... André Previn (born April 6, 1929)¹ is a prominent pianist, orchestral conductor, and composer. ... Carlo Maria Giulini (May 9, 1914 – June 14, 2005) was an Italian conductor, and violist. ... Zubin Mehta (b. ... Eduard van Beinum (September 1, 1901, Arnhem - April 13, 1959, Amsterdam) was a Dutch conductor. ... Alfred Wallenstein (born October 7, 1898, Chicago, died February 8, 1983, New York) was a cellist and conductor. ... Otto Klemperer (May 14, 1885 – July 6, 1973) was a German-born conductor and composer. ... Artur RodziÅ„ski (January 1, 1892 - November 27, 1958) was a Polish conductor. ... Georg Schnéevoigt (born 1872 in Vyborg, died 1947 in Malmö) was a Finnish conductor and cellist. ... Walter Henry Rothwell (born 22 September 1872 in London, died 12 March 1927 in Santa Monica) was an English conductor who was assistant to Gustav Mahler in Hamburg and subsequently spent much of his career in the USA. He was the first conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, chosen after...

Principal guest conductors

Leonard Slatkin (born September 1, 1944) is an American conductor. ... Simon Rattle recording Porgy and Bess with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road in 1988, aged 33. ... Michael Tilson Thomas (born December 21, 1944), nicknamed MTT, is an American conductor, pianist and composer. ...

References

  1. ^ "Conductor Leonard Slatkin Opens Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2007 Season at Hollywood Bowl with Fireworks", Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, 10 Jul 2007. Retrieved on 2007-07-10. 
  2. ^ Mark Swed. "Maestro will pass baton to up-and-comer in '09", Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr 2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-12. 
  3. ^ Matthew Westphal. "Gustavo Dudamel to Replace Esa-Pekka Salonen at LA Philharmonic in 2009", Playbill Arts, 8 Apr 2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-12. 
  4. ^ Diane Haithman. "L.A. Philharmonic warms to Gustavo Dudamel", Los Angeles Times, 9 Apr 2007. Retrieved on 2007-04-12. 

Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 191st day of the year (192nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st Century. ... is the 102nd day of the year (103rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Official website
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Official website
  • Walt Disney Concert Hall Official website
  • Hollywood Bowl Official website
  • Discography

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