Who we are
The LA Phil presents an inspiring array of music from all genres at two of L.A.’s iconic venues- Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl- to audiences of all ages and economic backgrounds. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra 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.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic is praised as one of the world's top orchestras, renowned for its innovative spirit, the virtuosity of its musicians, and its dynamic Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel. Founded in 1919, the Philharmonic has grown steadily in stature, developing close bonds with such major music directors as Zubin Mehta, Carlo Maria Giulini and Esa-Pekka Salonen. In every case, that deep connection has helped define the direction and spirit of the orchestra and of the entire organization.