The Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrates each of its season openings with extraordinary events that have become the city's proudest cultural traditions. Set in two iconic concert venues, these exciting parties raise significant operating funds which support the LA Phil and its education initiatives. We hope you will consider taking part in these two wonderful traditions in your support of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Hollywood Bowl Opening Night 2018

On June 16, 2018, enjoy the ultimate Hollywood Bowl experience as an Opening Night Patron! The summer gala begins with an exclusive VIP pre-concert cocktail reception, includes a gourmet dinner, and is followed by a spectacular concert with a fireworks finale.

All proceeds from Opening Night at the Hollywood Bowl benefit the Los Angeles Philharmonic and its education and community programs.

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Special thanks to Kaiser Permanente for helping us open the season on a healthy note


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Thursday, September 27th, 2018

The season begins with a gala celebration of Golden State creativity, from John Adams to Frank Zappa. Elkhanah Pulitzer directs this festive program, featuring masters spanning the full spectrum of music, with artistic surprises galore and Gustavo Dudamel at the helm.

Gala VIP Packages available now (including reception, dinner, prime seating). Call 213 972 3051 for more information. Concert-only tickets will be available to subscribers in July.

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Gala made possible with the proud support of:

Exclusive Donor Events

In addition to Opening Night and Gala celebrations, numerous special events are held throughout the year to engage our supporters at a variety of giving levels.

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Further Information

For more information about Special Events, please contact:

Sara Kim
Director, Individual Giving

Morgan Walton
Manager, Special Events

Angie Lee
Associate Manager, Special Events

Amy Thorstenson
Coordinator, Special Events

Special Events
213 972 3051


Private Events & Venue Leasing

For information regarding renting out Walt Disney Concert Hall space, please contact the Music Center Bookings Office at 213 972 3600 or visit their website.

To hold a catered event at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, please contact PATINA Catering Group at 213 972 7482

For information regarding renting the Hollywood Bowl, please contact the Hollywood Bowl Rental & Leasing Of­fice at 323 850 2182