John Densmore to Perform ‘L.A. Woman’ at LA Philharmonic Gala

JOHN DENSMORE CONFIRMED AS SPECIAL GUEST AT THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC OPENING NIGHT CONCERT & GALA: CALIFORNIA SOUL AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

THE KICK OFF TO THE LA PHIL CENTENNIAL SEASON ALSO FEATURES CHRIS MARTIN, CORRINE BAILEY RAE, ELECTRIC VIOLINST TRACY SILVERMAN AND THE UNVEILING OF REFIK ANADOL’S WDCH DREAMS

POST-CONCERT PARTY INCLUDES DJ JASON BENTLEY AND PINK MARTINI

 THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2018, AT 7PM

The 2018 LA Phil Opening Night Concert & Gala: California Soul Is Made Possible with the Proud Support of Rolex, the Official Timepiece of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

WHAT: Drummer John Densmore, an original and founding member of The Doors, is confirmed to perform ‘L.A Woman’ with LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the orchestra in the Los Angeles Philharmonic Opening Night Concert: California Soul, Thursday, September 27. Densmore will perform on the program of music dedicated to the music of California to launch the orchestra’s Centennial Season.

The program also includes Coldplay frontman Chris Martin, soul singer Corinne Bailey Rae and Tracy Silverman, performing on six-string electric violin.

The evening officially kicks off the LA Phil’s Centennial season with a celebration of Golden State creativity from John Adams to Frank Zappa. Elkhanah Pulitzer directs the festive program, spanning a spectrum of music that reflects the unique soul of California.

Program to include:

GOLDSMITH .                Love Theme from Chinatown

John ADAMS                 Harmonium: “Wild Nights”

ZAPPA                          G Spot Tornado

Julia ADOLPHE            Underneath the Sheen (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

John ADAMS                Dharma at Big Sur: Part 2, Sri Moonshine

Plus, classic Californian songs to be announced from the stage

The night also includes the unveiling of WDCH Dreams by Refik Anadol, a visual art installation projected onto the exterior of the Concert Hall. The celebratory evening concludes with a post-concert party with Pink Martini and KCRW DJ Jason Bentley.

Proceeds from the LA Phil Gala support the LA Phil’s many music education programs, which serve more than 150,000 youths, families, and teachers every year.

WHEN: Thursday, September 27, 2018, 7PM

WHO: LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC

GUSTAVO DUDAMEL, conductor

ELKHANAH PULITZER, director

CHRIS MARTIN, vocalist

CORINNE BAILEY RAE, vocalist

JOHN DENSMORE, drums

TRACY SILVERMAN, electric violin

MIKKI KUNTTU, lighting designer

LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE

Grant Gershon, Artistic Director

POST-CONCERT PARTY featuring:

PINK MARTINI

JASON BENTLEY, DJ

For full artist biographies, please visit laphil.com.

WHERE: WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL

TICKETS: Gala VIP Packages (including reception, dinner, prime seating, and post-concert party) are available now. Call 213 972 3051, or visit the LA Phil Special Events page here for additional information. Concert-only as well as post-concert party tickets are also available now.

Tickets for the LA Phil 2018/19 season are available for purchase at laphil.com, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323 850 2000.

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