100 Years Los Angeles Philharmonic
The Centennial Birthday Celebration Concert
Director: Michael Beyer
Distributor: C Major Entertainment
Length: 85 mins. | 16:9 / HD
© 2019, a A production of BFMI and THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET, in association with WDR / ARTE in collaboration with Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
A century to the day after the orchestra’s first concert on 24th October 1919, the centennial season culminates in a baton-waving conductor’s summit at the Walt Disney Concert Hall with Gustavo Dudamel, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Zubin Mehta and sharing the podium. The repertoire is a true reflection of the DNA that makes the LA Phil the LA Phil. If you’re wondering why the New York Times recently called the LA Phil “America’s most important orchestra. Period.”, look no further than this concert’s program:

Richard Wagner
Overture from
Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Maurice Ravel
La Valse
Poème chorégraphique pour orchestre

Witold Lutosławski
Symphony No.4
(LA Phil Commission)

Igor Stravinsky
The Firebird Suite (1919)

Daníel Bjarnason
From Space I Saw Earth
for orchestra and three conductors
(LA Phil commission)
World premiere

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Zubin Mehta, Conductor Emeritus
Esa-Pekka Salonen, Conductor Laureate
Gustavo Dudamel, Music & Artistic Director