The New York Times Calls the L.A. Phil the Most Important Orchestra in America

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“The Los Angeles Philharmonic is the most important orchestra in America. Period.”

So writes Zachary Woolfe, the classical music editor of The New York Times.

Woolfe continues:

As it prepares to celebrate its centennial in 2019, the Philharmonic puts more energy into new work than any other orchestra. It presents a greater sense of the diversity of today’s music and its creators than any other orchestra. It ties its mission to education and social justice in its city more than any other orchestra. And, yes, more than any other orchestra, it combines a commitment to the future with a fresh eye on the past.

Read the whole article here.


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