Chad Smith, Chief Operating Officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association | Photo by Matthew Imaging

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On Sunday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic will kick off its centennial celebrations with a giant street party in conjunction with CicLAvia. The party follows a route from Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl with hundreds of performers taking part all along the way. As Chad Smith, head of artistic planning for the LA Phil, explains the festival celebrates more than the orchestra’s 100th anniversary.

Celebrate LA gets underway at Walt Disney Concert Hall this Sunday at 8:30AM. KUSC will broadcast live from the Hollywood Bowl from 9AM to 2PM. Click here for more details.


On Sunday, the Los Angeles Philharmonic kicked off its centennial celebrations with a giant street party in conjunction with CicLAvia. The party followed a route from Walt Disney Concert Hall to the Hollywood Bowl with hundreds of performers taking part all along the way. As Chad Smith, head of artistic planning for the LA Phil, explains the festival celebrates more than the orchestra’s 100th anniversary.

Celebrate LA gets underway at Walt Disney Concert Hall this Sunday at 8:30AM. KUSC will broadcast live from the Hollywood Bowl from 9AM to 2PM. Click here for more details.
On Thursday night, KUSC will broadcast the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s first concert of its Centennial Season and the 10th anniversary of Gustavo Dudamel as Director. John Van Driel recently spoke to Chad Smith, head of artistic development for the orchestra, about this season’s ambitious plans — especially for a record season of commissions.

Join KUSC for our live broadcast of the LA Phil’s opening concert of the season this Thursday with Alan Chapman and Brian Lauritzen. Details at kusc.org.

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