Centennial Campaign Reaches Milestone

The LA Phil embarked on an historic fundraising campaign to mark its Centennial year and secure the future of the orchestra into its second century and beyond.

Donors like you have helped us achieve a significant milestone: 75% of our $500 million goal has been raised! Your generosity is making a tremendous impact. Highlights are pictured and described below.

  • Beckmen YOLA Center: In August 2018, Frank Gehry unveiled his designs for the Judith and Thomas L. Beckmen YOLA Center at Inglewood. A new YOLA site and hub for the LA Phil’s national work in progressive youth education, the Center will be the inspiring education program’s first permanent home.

  • Celebrate LA!: A history-making event kicking off the LA Phil’s Centennial season, Celebrate LA! was an epic festival showcasing L.A.’s creative spirit, with 1,800 musicians, artists, and dancers coming together to perform along an eight-mile route. The day culminated with the free LA Phil 100 at the Bowl concert featuring Gustavo Dudamel, Herbie Hancock, and Katy Perry.

  • WDCH Dreams: An outdoor installation and immersive exhibit, WDCH Dreams joined 100 years of history together with the future of computer creativity. Brought to life by media artist Refik Anadol, the skin of Walt Disney Concert Hall was illuminated with projections created by applying machine intelligence to the digitized archives of the LA Phil.

  • Past/Forward: The LA Phil at 100: Published on the occasion of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial, Past/Forward: The LA Phil at 100 is a two-volume coffee table book that revisits the history of the LA Phil and contemplates the future of “America’s most important orchestra.”

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