- The LA Philharmonic has canceled its fall 2020 season at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic has canceled its fall 2020 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall through December 31, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel said “The silencing of our music has been deafening. I have been working non-stop since March, here in California, to find new, safe and impactful ways to address how we will adapt to the many challenges we are facing as both an institution and an art form. I believe that the LA Phil is uniquely equipped to address this ever-changing situation: We have always spoken about a ’culture of the new‘ in Los Angeles, and we intend now to embrace that ideal with a renewed commitment and passionate energy.”
Dudamel continues, “I’ve spent these days speaking with the members of our extraordinary orchestra and board, attending countless online meetings with our committed staff, creating media and broadcasting projects with our loyal partners, recording socially distanced performances at the Hollywood Bowl, and continuing to teach our young YOLA students to hold on to their hopes, dreams and that unique form of California optimism. The arts must now play a stronger role than ever in our new society, and I join alongside all of our allies, never ceasing to hope, dream and work toward better times.
“The music we make is for everyone. It unites us in our diversity and comforts our souls in moments of crisis. I hope that our offerings delight and inspire, and look forward to seeing everyone in brighter days, when we can gather and share our music together again.”
To keep audiences involved, In Concert at the Hollywood Bowl in partnership with KCET was announced, along with The Ford and YOLA National and Online Learning Hub, which will have content available on-demand via YouTube and the LA Phil website to anyone who registers online.