CHRIS MARTIN AND CORINNE BAILEY RAE JOIN
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL AND THE LOS ANGELES
PHILHARMONIC AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL IN
THE OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA:
THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON
ALSO FEATURES ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY
SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL'S
POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES
DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM
The 2018 LA Phil Opening Night Concert & Gala: California Soul
Is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex,
the Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin is confirmed to perform with LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert: California Soul, Thursday, September 27. Martin will join Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform iconic songs of California. The program also includes soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae and Tracy Silverman, performing on six-string electric violin.
The evening officially kicks off the LA Phil's Centennial season with a celebration of Golden State creativity from John Adams to Frank Zappa. Elkhanah Pulitzer directs the festive program, spanning a spectrum of music that reflects the unique soul of California.
Program to include:
GOLDSMITH Love Theme from Chinatown
John ADAMS Harmonium: "Wild Nights"
ZAPPA G Spot Tornado
Julia ADOLPHE Underneath the Sheen (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
John ADAMS Dharma at Big Sur: Part 2, Sri Moonshine
plus, classic Californian songs to be announced from the stage
The night also includes the unveiling of WDCH Dreams by Refik Anadol, a visual art installation projected onto the exterior of the Concert Hall. The celebratory evening concludes with a post-concert party with Pink Martini and KCRW DJ Jason Bentley.
Proceeds from the LA Phil Gala support the LA Phil's many music education programs, which serve more than 150,000 youths, families, and teachers every year.
LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC
GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor
ELKHANAH PULITZER, director
CHRIS MARTIN, vocalist
CORINNE BAILEY RAE, vocalist
TRACY SILVERMAN, electric violin
MIKKI KUNTTU, lighting designer
LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
Grant Gershon, Artistic Director
Thursday, September 27, 2018, at 7 PM
WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
111 S. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles
Gala VIP Packages (including reception, dinner, prime seating, and post-concert party) are available now. Call 213 972 3051, or visit the LA Phil Special Events page at laphil.com/support-us/other-ways-support/special-events/la-phil-gala/, for additional information. Concert-only as well as post-concert party tickets are also available now.
Tickets for the LA Phil 2018/19 season are available for purchase at laphil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.
Sophie Jefferies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 213 972 3422
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Photos: 213 972 3034