Esa-Pekka Salonen and director Peter Sellars

Esa-Pekka Salonen (right) walks backstage with director Peter Sellars after the show. Salonen's association with the orchestra isn't completely finished. L.A. Philharmonic Chairman David C. Bohnett announced from the stage that Salonen has been named the orchestra's first conductor laureate.
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