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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic Begins 2010/11 Season With Free Phil the House Concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall Welcoming Children and the Greater Los Angeles Community
  • Oct. 1, 2010
  • PHIL THE HOUSE FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS

    featuring the music of Mozart, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Chopin and Beethoven

    Manuel López, conductor

    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, AT 7:30 PM

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, AT 1:30 PM

    TICKETS AVAILABLE THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 AT 12 p.m.

    Phil the House is Generously Sponsored by The MetLife Foundation and Bank of America

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic opens the doors of Walt Disney Concert Hall for two free Phil the House concerts on October 1 & 2, 2010. Phil the House concerts, which commenced with the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall in 2003, feature the Los Angeles Philharmonic in performances especially designed to educate and entertain both young and adult audiences, and make music accessible to all.

    The theme for the Phil the House concerts on October 1 & 2, 2010 focuses on the piano. From its construction to how it is played, the concerts explore how the piano has changed throughout history to become one of our most versatile and ubiquitous instruments. The concerts celebrate the innovations and virtuosity of the piano maker, the tuner, the composer, and finally the artist who plays the instrument. The concerts feature excerpts from Mozart’s Piano Trio K. 502, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Ravel’s Piano Concerto for the Left Hand, a Chopin selection (to be determined) and a special guest pianist playing the complete 3rd movement of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4.

    Conductor Manuel López makes his Los Angeles Philharmonic debut for these performances. López is a 2010/11 Dudamel Fellow, having recently been chosen to participate in the Dudamel Fellowship Program, a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil’s orchestral, education and community programs. Twenty-six-year-old conductor Manuel López is a product of the internationally recognized State Foundation for the National System of Youth and Children’s Orchestras of Venezuela (FESNOJIV - Fundación del Estado para el Sistema Nacional de Orquestas Juveniles e Infantiles de Venezuela), commonly known as El Sistema.

    Free tickets are available beginning at noon on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at LAPhil.com/PhiltheHouse, by calling 323.850.2000, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or through Ticketmaster. A service fee of $2.00 will be charged for each ticket except in person at the box office, where the service fee does not apply. A maximum of 4 tickets may be obtained per person. Guests with advance tickets must arrive 15 minutes prior to the concert start time to guarantee a seat. Ticketing is general admission by section. Guests arriving within 15 minutes prior to the performance, with or without a ticket, will join the stand-by line for available seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Since the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, over 100,000 children and adults have been served each year by Los Angeles Philharmonic education programs, and more than 40 community concerts have been performed in neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Philharmonic believes in the profound and transforming experience of living music, and is committed to creating innovative music education programs for people of all ages and backgrounds. The Los Angeles Philharmonic education programs provide access to the world's finest musicians and creative programming.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Gustavo Dudamel, presents the finest in orchestral and chamber music, recitals, new music, jazz, world music and holiday concerts at two of the most remarkable locations anywhere to experience music – Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. In addition to a 30-week winter subscription season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Phil presents a 12-week summer festival at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. In fulfilling its commitment to the community, the Association’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to educational concerts, children's programming and community concerts, ever seeking to provide inspiration and delight to the broadest possible audience.

    EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:



    PHIL THE HOUSE FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC


    Manuel López, conductor

    featuring excerpts from

    MOZART Piano Trio K. 502

    RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2

    RAVEL Piano Concerto for the Left Hand

    CHOPIN (selection to be determined)

    BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 (complete 3rd movement)



    FRIDAY, OCTOBER 1, AT 7:30 PM

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, AT 1:30 PM

    WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL, 111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles

    Free tickets are available beginning at noon on Thursday, September 9, 2010 at LAPhil.com/PhiltheHouse, by calling 323.850.2000, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or through Ticketmaster. A service fee of $2.00 will be charged for each ticket except in person at the box office, where the service fee does not apply. A maximum of 4 tickets may be obtained per person. Guests with advance tickets must arrive 15 minutes prior to the concert start time to guarantee a seat. Ticketing is general admission by section. Guests arriving within 15 minutes prior to the performance, with or without a ticket, will join the stand-by line for available seating on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org; Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org; Photos: 213.972.3034