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John Williams, Gustavo Dudamel and Anne-Sophie Mutter at LA Phil's Annual Gala Concert - Sept. 27, 2022


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Ooooh too bad it wasn't closer to the Hollywood Bowl dates, would be a nice trip to see both

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I would really like to attend this, not least because I've never seen the LA Phil's concert hall in person. But you have to be a member before you can buy tickets and I'm not sure I want to do that without knowing my chances of getting tickets. (Otherwise, I'd do better to just support my local major orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony.)

 

Anyone buy tickets to this yet and can tell us whether there are any seats left, or how they're going to sell them?

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So - who is going to this? 


I purchased seats - but have since let the missus sample the Violin Concerto and - despite only listening to a small portion - she was not very impressed with it.  I am still re-listening to it to become more familiar with it - but will likely defer to her if we actually go. 

It would definitely help if Otium restaurant around the corner was open on Tuesdays!

 

I guess a follow-up question is dress-code.  There's a gala portion (which is not included with our tickets) which indicates black-tie optional.  The Walt Disney Concert Hall indicates on their site that people should wear whatever makes them comfortable (even casual wear), but would that apply to this event?  With the hot weather coming back and temps in high-90s, I am more reluctant to dress up any.  

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29 minutes ago, atmicwedgy said:

So - who is going to this? 


I purchased seats - but have since let the missus sample the Violin Concerto and - despite only listening to a small portion - she was not very impressed with it.  I am still re-listening to it to become more familiar with it - but will likely defer to her if we actually go. 

It would definitely help if Otium restaurant around the corner was open on Tuesdays!

 

I guess a follow-up question is dress-code.  There's a gala portion (which is not included with our tickets) which indicates black-tie optional.  The Walt Disney Concert Hall indicates on their site that people should wear whatever makes them comfortable (even casual wear), but would that apply to this event?  With the hot weather coming back and temps in high-90s, I am more reluctant to dress up any.  

Go to the concert.  Have the missus check out the bar during the concerto and enjoy the rest of the concert.  

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Hi I havent had chance to attend a JW concert yet. I am contemplating whether to visit LA next week given tickets are still available. Aside from the list of music will be performed (eg Concerto No.2 and Princess Leia etc), does anyone know whether he is likely to perform other SW music based on your experience? Perhaps during encore? Love all his music even just really hoping to hear Imperial March live. Thanks 

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3 hours ago, ObiWanKenobi2017 said:

Hi I havent had chance to attend a JW concert yet. I am contemplating whether to visit LA next week given tickets are still available. Aside from the list of music will be performed (eg Concerto No.2 and Princess Leia etc), does anyone know whether he is likely to perform other SW music based on your experience? Perhaps during encore? Love all his music even just really hoping to hear Imperial March live. Thanks 

Oh do it!  The Maestro isn't getting any younger!  I have so many personal memories around JW and non are regretted.   The first time I saw him in concert was in the mid 1990's and I still remember it as a major deal.  

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On 24/09/2022 at 11:07 AM, ObiWanKenobi2017 said:

Thanks guys! It looks like he will conduct the Concerto No. 2 only. But hopefully he will come back for the encore. 

 

When I attended the LA Phil tribute concert conducted by Dudamel, he sat in the front row the whole time.  Then came to conduct one or two encores or so but it was fun just watching his reactions to the music and thunderous applause even if he wasn't the conductor.  Who knows, maybe you'll end up sitting next to him.

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40 minutes ago, karelm said:

 

When I attended the LA Phil tribute concert conducted by Dudamel, he sat in the front row the whole time.  Then came to conduct one or two encores or so but it was fun just watching his reactions to the music and thunderous applause even if he wasn't the conductor.  Who knows, maybe you'll end up sitting next to him.

At which point you can say to him.  "Sir, would you mind keeping it down."  

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I would have assumed there would be private bathrooms for conductors/performers.  I guess Williams is a man of the people.  

 

I think I would stay quiet at the urinal but then nervously say hi while washing hands.  

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7 hours ago, Tom said:

I would have assumed there would be private bathrooms for conductors/performers.  I guess Williams is a man of the people.  

 

I think I would stay quiet at the urinal but then nervously say hi while washing hands.  

I would probably remain inactive with excitement and let not a single drop.

 

26 minutes ago, Marian Schedenig said:

Now I'm surprised (and relieved) that nobody has posted a pic of his… baton yet.

...or asked "Did you compose the score to Free Willy?".

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11 hours ago, Tom said:

I would have assumed there would be private bathrooms for conductors/performers.  I guess Williams is a man of the people.  

 

I think I would stay quiet at the urinal but then nervously say hi while washing hands.  

 

I failed to mention he was an audience member, not a conductor.  I think the occasion was a gala concert or Dudamel's first season - Tom Hanks and wife were in the audience too.  I forgot what the occasion was but there were VIPs in the audience.  I'm sure JW could have gone backstage if he needed to but was just a regular joe.

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