KCRW Radio Documentaries

An Icon Is Born: The Architecture
We track the 16-year rise and fall and rise again of Frank Gehry's architectural vision for Walt Disney Concert Hall. The story of the building's evolution is told through interviews with most of the major players in the creation of the hall, from the original commission in 1987 to the fruition of the building this year. Producer: Frances Anderton

From the Inside Out: The Art of Construction
A look at the ground-breaking engineering and construction techniques of Walt Disney Concert Hall; from the complicated logistics that created the world class acoustics of the concert hall, to the innovative techniques behind the steel panels on the building's striking exterior. Producer: Bob Carlson

The Downtown Band: The Los Angeles Philharmonic
This month, the curtain rises on a new era for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Music will finally be performed in Walt Disney Concert Hall. In two half-hour programs, join Esa-Pekka Salonen, members of the orchestra, and visiting artists as they anticipate the effect of this new home on their music making. Producers: Nicola Lubitsch and Ray Guarna

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