• WDCH
  • “THE WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL ORGAN” DOCUMENTARY TO AIR ON KLCS-TV
  • Jan. 9, 2015
  • Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 7:00 PM
    Monday, January 19, 2015, at 10:00 PM
    Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 9:00PM
    Sunday, January 25, 2015, at 7:00PM

    WHAT:  “The Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ” documentary is set to air on PBS affiliate KLCS-TV (channel 58) during January.

    The independently produced documentary illustrates the story of the design and construction of the magnificent Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, through narration, photography, and the interweaving of spectacular performances by organists Olivier Latry, Shin-Young Lee, Frederick Swann and Cherry Rhodes. The documentary also includes interviews with Frank Gehry, Manuel Rosales, and Caspar von Glatter-Götz. Preceding the documentary, KLCS-TV will air exclusive interviews with Director Raoul Peter Mongilardi, as well as Executive Producers Jennifer and Craig Zobelein.

    The Walt Disney Concert Hall organ was inaugurated in 2004, at the opening of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s second season in its new home. The organ’s striking visual design was a collaboration between Frank Gehry and organ builder Manuel Rosales and is voiced with a wide dynamic range ‑ from pianississimo to a breathtaking fortissimo that can obliterate the sounds of a full orchestra. The specially curved wood façade pipes are actual playing pipes that were made by Glatter-Götz Orgelbau in Germany and consist of the Violone and Bassoon basses. Behind the façade are three levels of pipes, including metal pipes made of tin and lead alloys and wood pipes made of Norwegian pine.

    WHEN:                     Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 7:00 PM

                                       Monday, January 19, 2015, at 10:00 PM

                                       Saturday, January 24, 2015, at 9:00 PM

                                       Sunday, January 25, 2015 at 7:00 PM

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422, sjefferies@laphil.org
    Laura Cohen, 310.867.3897, lcmediapr@gmail.com