The Los Angeles Philharmonic, better known as the LA Phil, is an American orchestra founded in 1919 out of Los Angeles , California . It was funded and founded by William Andrews Clark Jr, a wealthy copper baron who was also an aficionado of the arts and played the violin. Walter Henry Rothwell was the former assistant to Gus tav Mahler. William Andrews Clark Jr. then hired his orchestra out of several existing orchestras from the East Coast as well as what used to be the Los Angeles Symphony. Eleven days after their very first rehearsal the Los Angeles Philharmonic put on their first show.
In the history of the Los Angeles Philharmonic this incredible live orchestra has made several venues their home. Its first was the Trinity Auditorium until 1920. The Los Angeles Philharmonic then relocated to 5th Street and Olive Ave. in what used to be known as Clune's Auditorium. It was renamed the Philharmonic Auditorium. From 1964 until 2003 the Los Angeles Philharmonic played at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Los Angeles Music Center . Dorothy Chandler played a key role in building up and maintaining the LA Phil in her life. Since 2003 the LA Phil has played their live orchestra events at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in the winter season and at the Hollywood Bowl for its fantastic summer sessions.
The LA Phil in its ninety plus years of activity has only had eleven Music Directors. The LA Phil also has one Conductor Laureate and a couple Principal Guest Conductors. It has only had five resident composers, currently which is John Adams. The Los Angeles Phil Harmonic has been praised since its inception for their original scoring, contemporary minded music, and for being innovative. Unlike other orchestras the LA Phil is proud to present modern pieces and pieces that they themselves have composed in-house. Now you too can enjoy the modern musical endeavors of the Los Angeles Philharmonic live when you order your Hollywood Bowl LA Phil tickets online today! Visit www.HollywoodBowlTickets.org for our complete inventory of Los Angeles Philharmonic tickets and grab yours today!