Los Angeles Philharmonic

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic is an orchestra based in Los Angeles, California, USA. From 1964 to 2003, the orchestra played its concerts in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion of the Los Angeles Music Center. In 2003, it moved to the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall next door. In the summer they play outdoor concerts at the Hollywood Bowl.

Founded in 1919 by William Andrews Clark, Jr. with Walter Henry Rothwell as its conductor, it played its first concert in the same year, eleven days after its first rehearsal.

Subsequent principal conductors have included Artur Rodzinski (1929-33), Otto Klemperer (1933-39), Eduard van Beinum (1956-59), Zubin Mehta (1962-78), Carlo Maria Giulini (1978-84) and André Previn (1985-89). From 1992, Esa-Pekka Salonen has been its music director and chief conductor.

Since its founding in 1919, the LA Philharmonic has played at least one concert a year in its "sister city", Santa Barbara, California, presented by the Community Arts Music Association (CAMA).

The LA Philharmonic is best known to television and movie-going audiences as the performers behind the music in the pilot film to Battlestar Galactica, composed by Stu Phillips and Glen A. Larson.

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