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  • LA Phil's 2018 Deck the Hall Concerts Celebrate the Spirit of the Holiday Season
  • Nov. 28, 2018

    Chanticleer, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall, The Manhattan
    Transfer, The Arturo Sandoval Big Band, Holiday Sing-
    , White Christmas Sing-Along, and New Year’s Eve
    with Pink Martini at Walt Disney Concert Hall


    Los Angeles, CA (November 28, 2018) – The LA Phil’s Deck the Hall concerts feature performances by an eclectic array of artists who bring the joy of the holiday season to concert-goers during this special time of year. Featured holiday concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall are: the rich harmonies of Chanticleer (Dec 19); the irresistible double bill of Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and The Manhattan Transfer (Dec 20); 10-time GRAMMY® winner Arturo Sandoval and his swinging big band (Dec. 21); the family-friendly fun of the annual Holiday Sing-Along (Dec 22); and the heartwarming White Christmas Sing-Along (Dec 23). Deck the Hall festivities culminate with a raucous New Year's Eve celebration featuring Pink Martini and a rare joint appearance by singers China Forbes and Storm Large (Dec 31).

    Concertgoers who arrive early for the Holiday Sing-Along on December 22 are invited to visit Winter Wonderland in BP Hall to take a photo with Santa.

    In addition to the holiday sights and sounds, the LA Phil Store has become a popular destination to find unique and cherished gifts related to music, architecture, and design. The LA Phil Store is open 10AM – 5PM daily, as well as before, during, and after evening concerts. Give the gift of music by purchasing an LA Phil gift card, which can be used for concert tickets, LA Phil merchandise, dining, and more, at both Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl.


    Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at 8:00 PM
    A Chanticleer Christmas

    The much-celebrated, Grammy®-winning 12-man chorus makes its return for a classic holiday program of a cappella choral music, presented with stunning clarity, precision, and excellence.

    Thursday, December 20, 2018, at 8:00 PM
    Herb Alpert & Lani Hall • The Manhattan Transfer

    Stay swinging with this holiday double bill! Jazz icon Herb Alpert and famed Brasil ’66 vocalist Lani Hall put the cool in Yule. With their versatile vocals, The Manhattan Transfer move effortlessly from smooth to stylin’ as they cover Christmas classics.

    Friday, December 21, 2018, at 8:00 PM
    Swinging Christmas with the Arturo Sandoval Big Band

    The Arturo Sandoval Big Band
    Notre Dame Children’s Choir

    The 10-time Grammy® winner and trumpet master returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for a Latin-based program of jazzed-up holiday favorites.

    Saturday, December 22, 2018, at 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM
    Holiday Sing-Along

    Melissa Peterman, host
    John Sutton, conductor
    Angeles Chorale

    Sing such holiday favorites as “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Silent Night,” and more, accompanied by Walt Disney Concert Hall's magnificent pipe organ, a choir, and a jazz combo. Hosted by the delightful Melissa Peterman, the two daytime, weekend performances offer an opportunity for the whole family to have a jolly good time.

    Sunday, December 23, 2018, at 3:00 PM and 8:00 PM
    White Christmas Sing-Along

    Where else can you enjoy a cherished holiday tradition – watching this beloved 1954 film – with thousands of like-minded revelers than at Walt Disney Concert Hall? With all the lyrics on screen, you can sing to your heart’s content along with Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, and the film’s remastered soundtrack!

     © Paramount Pictures

    Monday, December 31, 2018, at 7:00 PM and 10:30 PM
    New Year's Eve with Pink Martini

    Pianist Thomas Lauderdale and the celebrated “little orchestra,” featuring a rare joint appearance by singers China Forbes and Storm Large, return for another quintessentially eclectic New Year’s program that mixes the heat of Brazilian samba, party sounds of ’30s Cuban dance music, and a dash of Parisian café cool. There’s no classier way to ring in 2019!

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    Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s 2018/19 Centennial season are available for purchase at, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000. 

    About the Los Angeles Philharmonic
    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 ( 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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