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  • 2013 HOLIDAY PERFORMANCES AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL CELEBRATE SPIRIT OF THE SEASON
  • Oct. 9, 2013
  • Holiday Concerts feature Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Blind Boys of Alabama, Judy Collins, David Higgs, Chanticleer, Julie Andrews, The Count Basie Orchestra, Sergio Mendes and Sheila E.

    Los Angeles, CA (October 9, 2013) - Each year, the sights and sounds of the season ring throughout Walt Disney Concert Hall at the annual holiday concerts. Beginning December 10, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association presents eclectic and festive programming, including the very first Christmas concerts with Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil, Grammy-winning artists The Blind Boys of Alabama, Judy Collins, Chanticleer and The Count Basie Orchestra, Oscar winner Julie Andrews, and two very special performances on New Year’s Eve featuring Sergio Mendes and Sheila E.

     

    2013 HOLIDAY CONCERT SCHEDULE:

    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    (Non-subscription)

     

     

    Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 8:00 PM

     Go Tell it on the Mountain:

    The Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show

    The four-time Grammy-winning gospel legends return to belt out their rousing and spiritual renditions of Christmas carols, hymns and pop standards.

     

     

     

    LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

     

    Thursday, December 12, 2013, at 8:00 PM
    Friday, December 13, 2013, at 8:00 PM
    Saturday, December 14, 2013, at 8:00 PM
    Sunday, December 15, 2013, at 2:00 PM

    Christmas with Gustavo

    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
              Anne Tomlinson, artistic director

     

    Program to include:

    TCHAIKOVSKY  Selections from The Nutcracker

    For the first time ever, our Music Director leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the acclaimed Los Angeles Children’s Chorus in a delightful program of traditional Christmas classics.

    The concert on December 15 is generously sponsored by Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.

     

     

     

    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    (Non-subscription)

     

     

    Tuesday, December 17, 2013, at 8:00 PM

    A JUDY COLLINS CHRISTMAS

    Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Judy Collins, known for her silvery soprano and eclectic tastes, will fill you with the spirit of hope this Christmas, performing beautiful songs of the season as well as some of her greatest hits.

     

     

     

    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    (Non-subscription)

     

     

    Wednesday, December 18, 2013, at 8:00 PM

    HOLIDAY ORGAN SPECTACULAR

    David Higgs, organ

    Holidays and the mighty Walt Disney Concert Hall organ – the perfect combination. The beauty and majesty of the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ are ideal for this wide-ranging program of devotional and festive holiday music.

     

     

     

    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    (Non-subscription)

     

     

    Friday, December 20, 2013, at 8:00 PM

    A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS

    The Grammy-winning “orchestra of voices” returns with a fresh take on the season of peace and joy. With their repertoire ranging from Medieval and Renaissance to spirituals and contemporary music, the exquisite singers of Chanticleer never fail to spark the Christmas spirit.

     

     

     


    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

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    Saturday, December 21, 2013, at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM

    HOLIDAY SING-ALONG

    Julie Andrews, special guest

    Audiences can lift their voices and sing along to their favorite Christmas and holiday songs. Lyric sheets will be provided to all.

     

     

     


    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    (Non-subscription)

     

     

    Monday, December 23, 2013, at 8:00 PM

    A SWINGIN’ CHRISTMAS:

    The Count Basie Orchestra

    One of the hottest bands anywhere cooks up a jazzy Christmas celebration featuring their inimitable Kansas City sound – from holiday favorites to the best of the Basie Band tunes.

     

     

     

    DECK THE HALL

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    (Non-subscription)

     

     

    Tuesday, December 31, 2013, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM

    CARNIVAL AT THE HALL:

    New Year’s Eve with Sergio Mendes and Sheila E.

    Multi-Grammy-winning producer, composer, keyboardist and vocalist Sergio Mendes and Emmy- and Grammy-nominated singer and percussionist Sheila E., joined by Brazilian dancers, will ring in the New Year at Walt Disney Concert Hall with two special performances.

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from October through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

    Tickets for the 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently on sale and can be purchased online at LAPhil.com, in person at Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.

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    10.09.13

  • contact:

    For more information on Christmas with Gustavo, please contact:
    Lisa Bellamore, 213.972.3689, lbellamore@laphil.org

    For Deck the Hall holiday concerts, please contact:
    Laura Cohen, 310.867.3897, lcmediapr@gmail.com

    For Carnival at the Hall: New Year’s Eve with Sergio Mendes and Sheila E. please contact:
    Lillian Matchett, 213.972.3406, lmatchett@laphil.org