March 5, 2024

Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces 2024-2025 Walt Disney Concert Hall Season

Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director and Walt and Lilly Disney Chair Gustavo Dudamel and LA Phil Interim Chief Executive Officer and David C. Bohnett CEO Chair Daniel Song today announced details of the 2024/25 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The composer- and curator-forward season offers an expansive array of programs with a distinctly Los Angeles-centric perspective, illuminating the musical and creative threads unique to the region’s multifaceted cultural landscape. From the counterculture 1970s LA society of Mahler lovers, to music from the Golden Age of Hollywood, to the pulsating Korean influence across LA today, nearly every performance has a connection to the City of Angels.

The 2024/25 Walt Disney Concert Hall commences with the LA Phil Gala Concert featuring the return of pianist Lang Lang and the orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Major initiatives in the season include “Mahler Grooves,” an exploration into Gustav Mahler’s monumental and lesser known works and his inner world; the Seoul Festival, curated by Unsuk Chin, showcasing South Korea’s impact on the modern American musical landscape across genres from K-pop to Classical; the launch of a three-year collaboration with French conductor and LA Phil Artist-Collaborator Emmanuelle Haïm, beginning with The Handel Project; Arnold Schoenberg at 150, a celebration of the composer’s distinct avant-garde and Romantic compositions on the 150th anniversary of his birth; the completion of a two-year retrospective of film music curated by legendary composer John Williams; the world premiere of Carlos Simon’s Gospel Mass that reinterprets a traditional Catholic Mass and explores themes of struggle, joy, hope and the presence of the spiritual in human existence; the return of Noon to Midnight – the LA Phil’s day-long new music festival curated by Ellen Reid – as part of Getty’s 2024 PST ART: Art & Science Collide; and the continuation of the Pan-American Music Initiative curated by Gabriela Ortiz that will include the LA Phil touring to Bogota, Colombia and opening Carnegie Hall’s 2024/25 season in New York.

Gustavo Dudamel said, "The city of Los Angeles is like an orchestra: so many different people, sounds, cultures, and histories, all coming together in a beautiful harmony of life. This season, we celebrate the many vibrant communities of our beloved city, including – for the first time – a full week of concerts to celebrate the profound power of Día de los Muertos, an exploration of the extraordinary artists of Korea with our Seoul Festival, a Gospel Mass that pays tribute to the resilience and joy of the Black community, an 11-concert immersion in the music of Gustav and Alma Mahler, and so much more."

For more information, visit the official site of the LA Phil.