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“Casual Friday disappointing”

Los Angeles Philharmonic
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

We attended the LA Phil on a Friday night. We wanted to hear them and to see the inside of the Gehry designed Disney concert hall, so we planned our trip from Denver at a time when they were performing.. We did those things, true, but overall it was a letdown. Here is why. Friday casual night meant the orchestra was dressed casually, some of them in blue jeans and flannel shirts. Also, the program was abbreviated from the other two days. A new work was omitted, and there was no intermission. That meant our plan of switching seats at intermission could not be implemented. We had purchased one behind the orchestra and one off to the side. So, we spent $101 (average) for our seats, $202 for two, and heard 2/3 of the normal schedule. I found the musician dress off putting - black waitron casual might work, but "rehearsal dress" seemed like a ripoff. I have no criticism of how they sounded. The interior of the hall is perfectly symmetrical which also seems odd, given the Gehry design on the outside. Also,, the seating rows are very long - I counted nearly 30 across from me. That means a lot of climbing over people to reach your seat, which I have not noticed elsewhere. I saw no one in a wheelchair in the audience, unusual. Finally, when we asked at the box office where would be a good place to meet at intermission the person did not tell us there was no intermission! Seems like she should have known that much about the program. All in all, maybe the second tier orchestras put more energy into customer service.

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Reviewed May 17, 2014

The orchestra, conductors and soloists are world-class, outstanding,
- and the sounds and sights leave you deeply enriched for a long time after the concerts.

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Reviewed May 13, 2014

Definitely hear this orchestra!! Excellent. Hopefully you will hear them at Disney Hall, also incredible.

Thank SHELLEY S
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Reviewed May 13, 2014

If you love classical music, you have to see the LA philharmonic orchestra if they're playing while you're in town. The "LA Phil" is one of the best in the world, and their venue at the Disney Concert Hall will not disappoint. The LA Phil also plays at the Hollywood Bowl, but the acoustics at Disney are much better.

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Reviewed May 1, 2014

Went to a marvellous concert in Disney Concert Hall, it's an amazing place, and if you get chance go and see a concert there, but depending on the artist book well in advance. I booked 6 months in advance for the musician I went to see. It's not cheap but well worth the experience

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