The Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2017/18 World Music Series Comes to Walt Disney Concert Hall

The Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2017/18 World Music Series Comes to Walt Disney Concert HallThe Los Angeles Philharmonic presents the 2017/18 world music series at Walt Disney Concert - four concerts featuring international sensations from around the globe. This year's concerts feature; seven-time Latin GRAMMY-winner Natalia Lafourcade performing for the first time with the LA Phil; acclaimed singer-songwriter M. Ward and Rhiannon Giddens, the first woman and first African-American to receive the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass; Glen Hansard, star of the Oscar-winning film Once; and Bajofondo, led by Oscar- and GRAMMY-winning Gustavo Santaolalla.

LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC 2017/18 JAZZ SERIES Walt Disney CONCERT HALL Thursday, October 12, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT CDMX: Natalia Lafourcade Los Angeles Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel, conductor Natalia Lafourcade Seven-time Latin GRAMMY-winner Natalia Lafourcade is one of Mexico's biggest contemporary music stars. While anchored in her traditional roots, she also explores reggae, bossa nova, and calypso with intriguing acoustic guitar, piano, and stunningly delicate vocals. For the first time, she will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Program: Javier ÁLVAREZ: Metro Chabacano Enrico CHAPELA: ínguesu Gabriela ORTIZ: Téenek - Invenciones de territorio (world premiere, LA Phil commission) Natalia Lafourcade with LA Phil Program preceded by organilleros performing in lobby

Wednesday, October 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. M. Ward Rhiannon Giddens
M. Ward returns to Los Angeles for this very special evening. The singer-songwriter and producer hailing from Portland, OR, will be delving into his acclaimed catalogue from his eight solo albums, spanning genres of folk, rock, doo-wop and more. The evening begins with GRAMMY-winner Rhiannon Giddens, "an indispensable folklorist and a master of American music who finds inexhaustible inspiration in jazz, blues and the old-time string music she mastered while with the Carolina Chocolate Drops" (Riverfront Times), captivating audiences with a powerful performance highlighting her latest solo album, Freedom Highway.

Saturday, March 10, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Glen Hansard Acclaimed singer-songwriter Glen Hansard (The Swell Season, The Frames) - star of the Oscar-winning film Once, which was adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical - returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for two performances of soul-stirring melodies and raw emotion. At Hansard's second performance, Sunday, March 11 at 7:30 p.m., he will be accompanied by the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of the Songbook series.

Saturday, April 28, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. Bajofondo Argentine and Uruguayan collective Bajofondo returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time since its sold-out performance in 2010. The high-energy electro-rock-tango ensemble, fronted by Oscar- and GRAMMY-winning Gustavo Santaolalla, is known for its rousing live shows and modern reimagining of traditional Latin instrumentation.

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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