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  • Oct. 9, 2014
  • Programs Feature the Walt Disney Concert Hall Pipe Organ; Jazz and the Orchestra; Ravel’s Bolero; and Peter and the Wolf

    Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) Makes its Debut on the TSFY Series for “Jazz and the Orchestra,” Performing with the LA Phil and John Beasley’s MONK’estra

    Saturday, October 18 & 25, 2014 – The Organ: Stops, Keys, Pedals and Pipes!
    Saturday, December 6 & 13, 2014 – Jazz and the Orchestra
    Saturday, February 7 & 14, 2015 - Bolero: Ravel’s Dance For Orchestra
    Saturday, April 25 & May 2, 2015 – Peter and the Wolf

    Los Angeles – The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association’s 2014/15 Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall begins on Saturday, October 18, and Saturday, October 25, at 11 a.m., with “The Organ: Stops, Keys, Pedals and Pipes!” – two performances of an original concert production that celebrates the tenth birthday of the Walt Disney Concert Hall’s pipe organ. Through storytelling and performance, the production will explore the mechanics of the pipe organ, and showcase its versatility as a solo and accompanying instrument. Audiences will be led through these discoveries by a “poetic plumber” who enters the concert hall with a work order to “fix the pipes,” and leaves with a full appreciation for the power and finesse of the instrument. The concert will feature LA Phil keyboardist Joanne Pearce Martin, both on the organ and in action as she acts alongside the theater artist.  Dudamel Fellow Christian Kluxen will conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic in excerpts from Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor; and Saint-Saëns’ Symphony No. 3.

    The Toyota Symphonies for Youth series features eight concerts created especially for children age five to eleven and their families. These multi-disciplinary concerts showcase the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and introduce the world of classical music to children through imaginative and original storytelling in a theatrical setting. Before every concert, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Walt Disney Concert Hall becomes a musical playground with hands-on art making, musical activities, dance, and storytelling or theater.  Workshops take place in the lobby spaces one hour prior to the performance.

    The TSFY series continues on Saturday, December 6, and Saturday, December 13, with “Jazz and the Orchestra” which will explore the connections and collaborations between orchestral music and America’s national music, Jazz. This dynamic concert will feature John Beasley’s MONK’estra playing alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic and musicians from Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA). This marks YOLA’s debut appearance on the series.

    On Saturday, February 7, and Saturday, February 14, 2015, Ravel’s Bolero is featured in “Bolero: Ravel’s Dance for Orchestra” – a program that explores the composer’s impeccable style and infectious rhythms, and his love for reinventing dance movements.

    The 2014/15 TSFY series concludes on Saturday, April 25, and Saturday, May 2, 2015 with one of the most internationally revered pieces that introduces kids to the orchestra, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, in a story of a boy, his forest friends, and a scary wolf.


    Saturday, October 18, 2014
    Saturday, October 25, 2014
    The Organ: Stops, Keys, Pedals and Pipes!
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Christian Kluxen, conductor
    Abigail Deser, director
    Leon Martell, writer
    Joanne Pearce Martin, organist
    Robert Beuth, plumber

    Saturday, December 6, 2014
    Saturday, December 13, 2014
    Jazz and the Orchestra
    Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA)
    Juan Felipe Molano, conductor, YOLA
    John Beasley, host and music director, MONK’estra 

    Saturday, February 7, 2015
    Saturday, February 14, 2015
    Bolero: Ravel’s Dance For Orchestra
    Debbie Devine, director

    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    Peter and the Wolf
    Gemma New, conductor

    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2014/15 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit, the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office or any Ticketmaster outlet. To order by phone with credit card, please call the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office at 323.850.2000, or Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. For more information, please call 323.850.2000.

    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 ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September 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.


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