Disney Hall to Reopen for First Live, Indoor Post-Pandemic Concert

June 14, 2021, 2:21 PM · Shuttered for more than a year due to COVID-19, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles will reopen June 26 for its first post-pandemic live concert, featuring the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO).

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"I am so happy to once again be able to perform with LACO for in-person audiences," Music Director Jaime Martín said. Martín’s contract with the orchestra was recently extended through the 2026–2027 season.

Attendance at the concert is by invitation only, as a special thank you to LACO’s donors, subscribers, and community members who supported the orchestra throughout the pandemic. However, members of the public may also enter a ticket giveaway for a chance to win a free ticket to the in-person event. Click here to enter the giveaway. Concert-goers must show proof of vaccination to attend.

The program will include Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 "Italian"; Alberto Ginastera’s "Variaciones concertantes" and Juan Pablo Contreras’ "Mariachitlán."

LACO also will perform the first post-pandemic concert to open Rothenberg Hall at the Huntington Gardens in San Marino, Calif. in another invitation-only concert that includes the original 1915 version of de Falla’s sung ballet "El amor brujo," with mezzo soprano Suzanna Guzmán; Debussy’s "Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune" and the world premiere of Kimani Bridges’ "The Flower."

Both concerts will be available for free viewing afterwards on LACO's Youtube Channel as part of its SummerFest series.

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