Let’s hear some classical music...at the movies?
Most of us are used to experiencing classical music in the traditional way: pick up your program book, sit in a cushy red velvet seat, watch the musicians warm-up, experience the live sound as it reverberates off the walls and people around you, applaud (and, in our case, rise for a standing ovation, of course), discuss the uplifting performance with your friends and head home (to hop online and purchase more tickets!)
On February 18, we’re encouraging a different kind of experience: pick up your popcorn, put your soda in the cup holder, kick back and watch the big screen. Then, head down the street for a drink and a bite to eat with your fellow music lovers.
The LA Phil is offering classical music fans the chance to see Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic up-close and personal from the comfort of their local movie theatre. LA Phil LIVE broadcasts bring specially selected performances to theaters live from Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles and Dudamel’s home turf in Caracas, Venezuela.
Concert hall acoustics are impossible to replicate but on February 18th in-theatre audiences will experience Dudamel conducting Mahler's 8th Symphony plus tantalizing views of the orchestra in action, captured with multiple HD cameras in thrilling 5.1 surround sound.
The broadcast also includes an exclusive "backstage pass" look at the LA Phil–including interviews with world-renowned guest soloists, orchestra musicians, and Dudamel, who, in addition to his performances with the LA Phil, leads the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and is known for his involvement in the groundbreaking "El Sistema" music education system.
We’ve added to the experience by inviting movie-goers to a special post-concert soiree that includes a little food, drink and lots of conversation about the broadcast. We’ll gather at Hudson Grille in White Plains immediately after the show. Starting at 5 pm you can catch LA Phil Live at the City Center Theater in White Plains or the New Roc Stadium in New Rochelle. We’ve posted more details about this event, including how to buy tickets to the show and post-concert event, on our website.
Although a decidedly different way of experiencing classical music, our goal is to keep you listening and learning so, we hope you’ll join us.