The Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces Return of Toyota SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH Series

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Announces Return of Toyota SYMPHONIES FOR YOUTH SeriesThe Los Angeles Philharmonic presents its Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) concerts for the 2017/18 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Designed for children ages 5 to 11, the Saturday 11 AM concerts are designed to introduce kids to the joys of classical music through the experience of live orchestra performance combined with the fantasy of theater. Each concert is preceded by a choice of workshops at 10 AM that incorporate art, dance, storytelling, and an instrument petting zoo.

Select TSFY concerts will be conducted by participants from the 2017/18 Dudamel Fellowship Program, created by Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, together with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in 2009 to provide a unique opportunity for promising young conductors from around the world to develop their craft and enrich their musical experience through personal mentorship and participation in the LA Phil's orchestral, education and community programs.


Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 11 AMSaturday, December 9, 2017 at 11 AMStravinsky's Firebird Los Angeles Philharmonic Jonathon Heyward, conductor Kitty McNamee, director and choreographer Alex Rehberger, stage managerAzra King-Abadi, lighting designerCatherine Cooper, costume designerConner Marx, actorKelsey Landers, Ty Wells, Baden Silva, Isaac Huerta, Derek Schiesel, dancers Dancers will dazzle the senses as the Los Angeles Philharmonic performs Igor Stravinsky's Firebird Suite. Based on a Russian folktale about a magical, glowing bird, this wildly colorful music is sure to inspire audiences of all ages.

Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 11 AMSaturday, January 20, 2018 at 11 AMThe Magic of Dvo?ák Los Angeles PhilharmonicTianyi Lu, conductorDebbie Devine, directorLeon Martell, writerBoise Holmes, actorBrandon Ruiter, actor Join the Los Angeles Philharmonic in discovering the magic of making music for a new world with an exploration of Antonín Dvo?ák's masterful Symphony No. 9, "From the New World."

Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 11 AMSaturday, March 10, 2018 at 11 AMComposer Salonen: Wing on Wing Los Angeles PhilharmonicPaolo Bortolameolli, conductorJessica Kubzansky, directorKitty McNamee, choreographerSo Young, soloistKiera Duffy, soloist Composer Esa-Pekka Salonen's Wing on Wing celebrates Walt Disney Concert Hall and its talented architect, Frank Gehry. Follow the story of Salonen's quest to design music inspired by a building and its architect.

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11 AMSaturday, March 31, 2018 at 11 AMPictures at an Exhibition Los Angeles PhilharmonicRuth Reinhardt, conductorMatthew McCray, director The final TSFY concert of the season presents an imaginative stroll through Modest Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, inspired by the art of Mussorgsky's friend Viktor Hartmann. The performance also features four new works from high-school aged members of the LA Phil's Composer Fellowship Program.

For more information and full artists biographies, please visit Tickets for the Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2017/18 season are available for purchase at, in person at the Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, or by phone at 323.850.2000.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres - orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop - at two of L.A.'s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall ( and the Hollywood Bowl (

The LA Phil's season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

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