The Los Angeles Philharmonic Inaugurates Walt Disney Concert Hall (#2901)
The fall of 2003 brings a landmark event in the city of Los Angeles -- the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, designed by Frank Gehry. America's newest cultural icon and architectural wonder, and a symbol of renewal for downtown L.A., the hall will be the new home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. GREAT PERFORMANCES showcases highlights from three consecutive evenings of gala performances comprising the grand opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall, with Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen leading Stravinsky's Le Sacre du Printemps (Rite of Spring), as well as works by Haydn, Ives and John Adams. With special guest Audra McDonald and others, the program also features highlights from the rich tradition of symphonic music in Hollywood cinema, under the baton of composer and conductor John Williams. [86 minutes]
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