LA Times Recaps the Centennial, Recognizes Donors

What it once called the “most ambitious” season ever planned by an orchestra has now come to a close, and the Los Angeles Times has concluded that we’ve lived up to every one of our high aspirations. Times critic Mark Swed paid tribute to the LA Phil’s generous donors who made everything we’ve achieved (and are about to achieve) possible:

There are lessons to be learned from this centennial blowout. One is that you really can think big if you have enough nerve, enough ideas and the goods to deliver. A $500-million fundraising campaign to foot the centennial bill and more has already reached 80% of its goal. This is the kind of thing donors line up to be part of, particularly when it includes the kind of outreach for which the L.A. Phil is noted — educational programs, ticket giveaways and free or low-priced concerts.

LA Times on the LA Phil's Centennial

The LA Phil's momentous Centennial year was also recognized by Alex Ross in his recent review of Meredith Monk's ATLAS in The New Yorker magazine: "The L.A. Phil, colossal in ambition and experimental in spirit, has redefined what an orchestra can be." 

 New Yorker on ATLAS and the Centennial Season

Though our 100th season has ended, the LA Phil's Centennial Initiatives have only just begun. Thank you for supporting the future of music! 

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