LA Philharmonic Cancels More Than 100 Disney Concert Hall Events

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The LA Philharmonic is canceling all performances at the Walt Disney Concert Hall through June 2021.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced the season cancellation earlier today. The news wipes over 100 live events off the map, from those in September through early June 2021. Some of the affected live events include shows featuring Herbie Hancock, Jeff Goldblum, The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra, and Snarky Puppy.

“While this news may not be surprising in this climate, it is heartbreaking to keep our venues silent and not be able to share in the experience of live music with you,” the LA Philharmonic statement reads.

Subscribers to events can move their package to the 2021-2022 season – or request a refund. The organization hopes most will choose not to refund “in light of the enormous financial pressures” the cancellations continue to bring.

“Along with moving your subscription to 2021/22, please consider to help support the LA Phil and Learning programs like YOLA, which have continued to serve children in under-resourced communities throughout this crisis,” the announcement continues.

“Between the concert cancelations at Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl this year, the LA Philharmonic has lost approximately $105 million as a result of the pandemic,” the LA Phil writes.

In light of how the pandemic has impacted live performances, the venue is finding new ways to expand its reach. It is sharing its music online and on the air as a way to continue audience engagement.

LA Philharmonic Walt Disney Concert Hall 2020-2021 Season Cancellations

September 2020

    • Sep 22 – Opening Night Concert & Gala
    • Sep 25-27 – Mahler 6 with Dudamel
    • Sep 27 – A Moodswing Reunion
    • Sep 29 – Adams and Norman

October 2020

    • Oct 1-4 – Dudamel Conducts Norman and Ginastera
    • Oct 9 – Supernova
    • Oct 11 – RY X with Orchestra
    • Oct 13 – Snarky Puppy
    • Oct 14 – City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
    • Oct 15-17 – Dudamel Conducts Strauss
    • Oct 30, Nov 1, 5 & 7 – The Tristan Project
    • Oct 31 – Halloween Organ & Film

November 2020

    • Nov 6 & 8 – Salonen Conducts Prometheus
    • Nov 8 – Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
    • Nov 11 – Ólafur Arnalds
    • Nov 12 – Stuttgart Bach Akademie (previously canceled)
    • Nov 13 – Dudamel, Bernstein, and Negrón
    • Nov 14-15 – Dudamel, Bernstein, and Marches for Our Time
    • Nov 19, 21-22 – Nixon in China with Dudamel
    • Nov 28 – Flamenco! Fiesta de la Bulería Jerez

December 2020

    • Dec 1 – All Beethoven
    • Dec 2 – Batiashvili, Capuçon, and Thibaudet
    • Dec 4 – Beethoven & Britten
    • Dec 5 & 12 – Toyota Symphonies for Youth: The Composer Is Dead
    • Dec 5-6 – Beethoven & Britten
    • Dec 8 – Seong-Jin Cho
    • Dec 11-13 – Sibelius’ Seventh
    • Dec 13 – Ton Koopman
    • Dec 15 – CeCe Winans, The Kingdom Choir
    • Dec 17 – A Chanticleer Christmas
    • Dec 18-20 – Baroque Christmas Celebration
    • Dec 19 – Holiday Sing-Along
    • Dec 31 – New Year’s Eve with Pink Martini

January 2021

    • Jan 5 – Chamber Music
    • Jan 7-10 – Berlioz’ Romeo and Juliet
    • Jan 10 – Emanuel Ax
    • Jan 15-16 – Ravel & Michael Tilson Thomas
    • Jan 19 – An Evening with Itzhak Perlman
    • Jan 22-24 – Viotti Conducts Scheherazade
    • Jan 23 & 30 – Toyota Symphonies for Youth – America: The Stories We Tell
    • Jan 24 – Adam Pajan
    • Jan 28-31 – Schumann & Nielsen

February 2021

    • Feb 2 – American Chamber Music
    • Feb 6 – Carla Morrison and the LA Phil
    • Feb 7 – Igor Levit
    • Feb 9 – Voices of the Americas
    • Feb 10 – Philharmonia Baroque
    • Feb 11-14 – Stravinsky & Tchaikovsky
    • Feb 13 – American Youth Symphony
    • Feb 14 – James O’Donnell
    • Feb 16 – KODO One Earth Tour 2021: Legacy
    • Feb 19-21 – America: The Stories We Tell
    • Feb 26 & 28 – John Adams’ Girls of the Golden West
    • Feb 27 – Herbie Hancock
    • Feb 28 – Academy of St. Martin in the Fields

March 2021

    • Mar 2 – Adams Conducts Andriessen
    • Mar 4-6 – Bronfman Plays Beethoven
    • Mar 9 – Brass Spectacular
    • Mar 10 – Il Pomo d’Oro
    • Mar 12-14 – The Labèques, Muhly, and Dessner
    • Mar 16 – Don’t Fear the Light
    • Mar 18-19 – Yuja Wang & Dudamel: Rachmaninoff Concerto 1
    • Mar 20-21 – Yuja Wang & Dudamel: Rachmaninoff Concerto 2
    • Mar 23 – Chamber Music of the Iberian Peninsula
    • Mar 25-26 – Yuja Wang & Dudamel: Rachmaninoff Concerto 3
    • Mar 27-28 – Yuja Wang & Dudamel: Rachmaninoff Concerto 4

April 2021

    • Apr 1-3 – Verdi & Pergolesi with Dudamel
    • Apr 6 – Adès Conducts
    • Apr 8-10 – Dudamel Leads Adès’ Dante
    • Apr 10 & 17 – Toyota Symphonies for Youth: A Room with Silver Sails
    • Apr 13 – All Mozart
    • Apr 15-17 – Mälkki Conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fourth
    • Apr 18 – SFJAZZ Collective & Lizz Wright
    • Apr 23 & 25 – Pictures at an Exhibition with Mälkki
    • Apr 24 – Noon to Midnight
    • Apr 24 – Noon to Midnight: Barry and Wilde’s Salome
    • Apr 30-May 1 – Shi-Yeon Sung Leads the LA Phil

May 2021

    • May 2 – Seoul Festival
    • May 4 – New Sounds from Seoul
    • May 6-9 – Beethoven & Bjarnason with Dudamel
    • May 11 – Celebrating Martin Chalifour
    • May 13-16 – Mahler 5 with Dudamel
    • May 21 – Andy Shauf
    • May 22 – Jeff Goldblum & The Mildred Snitzer Orchestra
    • May 28-30 – Dudamel Conducts Ortiz and Revueltas
    • May 29 & June 5 – Toyota Symphonies for Youth: Música de las Américas
    • May 30 – Chelsea Chen

June 2021

    • June 1 – Chamber Music
    • June 3-6 – Dudamel Leads Still, Price, and Gershwin
    • June 9 – America: The Stories We Tell – History’s Persistent Voice

7 Responses

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    Judith McManahan

    This is a big bummer. Cultural centers like this are suffering and our communities are losing big time. It’s too bad people aren’t wearing masks and doing all they can to put the virus at bay. We could have really tamed this beast but people want to act foolish and deny what is reality. Shameful.

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