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  • THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC'S 2015/16 TOYOTA SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH (TSFY) SERIES BEGINS WITH IMMORTAL BEETHOVEN: LUDWIG'S LEGACY AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Sept. 29, 2015
  • Programs Feature Immortal Beethoven: Ludwig's Legacy; Britten's The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; City of Light: A Musical Tour de France; and Spirit of the Cello which explores music of Handel, Haydn, and Mendelssohn 

    Saturday, October 3 & 10, 2015 - Immortal Beethoven: Ludwig's Legacy

    Saturday, November 21 & December 5, 2015 - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

    Saturday, January 23 & 30, 2016 - City of Light: A Musical Tour de France

    Saturday, April 9 & 16, 2016 - Spirit of the Cello

    Los Angeles, September 29, 2015 -The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association kicks off the 2015/16 Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) concert series at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday, October 3, and Saturday, October 10, at 11 a.m., with two performances of Immortal Beethoven: Ludwig's Legacy -which is part of the LA Phil's Immortal Beethoven festival. The TSFY performances of Immortal Beethoven: Ludwig's Legacy introduce families to Beethoven's beloved works, where they will discover his passionate determination to create, and how his drive continues to inspire musicians across the globe. These concerts will feature the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and will be preceded by a choice of art workshops, dance, and more.

    The Toyota Symphonies for Youth series features four pairs of 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. The instrument petting zoo workshop offers the chance for children to be mentored by the students of YOLA's leadership board on how to properly hold orchestral instruments. Workshops take place in the lobby spaces one hour prior to the performance.

    The TSFY series continues on Saturday, November 21, and Saturday, December 5, 2016 with The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra, which introduces audiences to English composer Benjamin Britten's most loved works. 

    On Saturday, January 23, and Saturday, January 30, 2016, the LA Phil explores French Masterworks of the 20th and 21st century as they perform City of Light: A Musical Tour de France. This program tours the rich orchestral music of France in part of the LA Phil's French Festival celebration.

    The 2015/16 TSFY series concludes on Saturday, April 9 and Saturday, April 16, 2016, with Spirit of the Cello, which highlights the poignant relationship between a cellist and his instrument as they explore the cello's role through works of Handel, Haydn, and Mendelssohn. 

    TOYOTA SYPHONIES FOR YOUTH
    http://www.laphil.com/tsfy

    Saturday, October 3, 2015
    Saturday, October 10, 2015
    Immortal Beethoven: Ludwig's Legacy
    Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Saturday, November 21, 2015
    Saturday, December 5, 2015
    The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra
    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Saturday, January 23, 2016
    Saturday, January 30, 2016
    City of Light: A Musical Tour de France
    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Saturday, April 25, 2015
    Saturday, May 2, 2015
    Spirit of the Cello
    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Subscriptions and single tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2015/16 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently available. To purchase, please visit LAPhil.com, 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 & Artistic 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 September through June, 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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  • contact:

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