The Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
Since 2009, when 32-year-old Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel became the orchestra’s 11th Music Director, his infectious emotional energy has won over even the most jaded souls in audiences and orchestras alike.
The Philharmonic owes its birth to William Andrews Clark, Jr., a multi-millionaire and amateur musician. He established the city's first permanent symphony orchestra in 1919. Today, under the dynamic leadership of 29-year-old Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, who in 2009 became the orchestra’s eleventh music director, the Philharmonic is still recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras.