Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2013-14 season celebrates a decade in Disney Hall

Posted on: February 27, 2013

In Tuesday’s (2/26) Los Angeles Times, Reed Johnson writes, “The music will range from A to Z—Amadeus to Zappa, that is—when the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates its 10th anniversary season at Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2013-14. … Among the expected highlights of the new season, which will be officially announced Monday at a luncheon at Disney Hall, are: a fully staged production of Mozart’s ‘Così fan tutte’ with sets by architect Dame Zaha Hadid and costumes by Hussein Chalayan; a citywide multi-disciplinary festival, ‘Minimalist Jukebox,’ conducted and curated by John Adams; and a world premiere concert performance of Frank Zappa’s ‘200 Motels.’ Also programmed this season will be a record number of Phil commissions and world premieres—among them works by Peter Lieberson, Oliver Knussen and a Terry Riley organ concerto—and a return engagement by the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, under the baton of Gustavo Dudamel, the orchestra’s music director and principal conductor. … The Phil has planned several weeks’ worth of anniversary events under the banner ‘Inside Out.’ The program’s name refers to [architect Frank] Gehry’s adage that he designed Disney Hall from inside-out, rather than the reverse … The name also implies an ongoing mandate for the L.A. Phil to engage with the entire Southern California community, [President Deborah] Borda said.”

Posted February 27, 2013