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Frank Gehry

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  • A chorus of memories: Disney Hall, as they saw it and lived it

    A chorus of memories: Disney Hall, as they saw it and lived it
    Walt Disney Concert Hall turns 10 on Oct. 23. Before the downbeat of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's new season, here is a look at the first 10 years, as told in the words of those who were there. First impressions: Martin Chalifour, concertmaster, L....
  • In Disney Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic has had its best decade yet

    In Disney Hall, Los Angeles Philharmonic has had its best decade yet
    For a few foolish moments in the feverish run-up to the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall 10 years ago, cynical wags nicknamed the new venue Mouse House. Tomorrowland would have been more like it. The Los Angeles Philharmonic has enjoyed the most...
  • Area development finally underway around Disney Hall

    Area development finally underway around Disney Hall
    This story has been corrected. See note below for details. The Walt Disney Concert Hall has been a boon to downtown business, real estate experts say, even though a key long-planned development near it remains stalled. In a region so deprived of...
  • For architect Frank Gehry, Disney Hall is 'my home'

    For architect Frank Gehry, Disney Hall is 'my home'
    When plans commenced in 1987 to build Walt Disney Concert Hall in downtown L.A., architect Frank Gehry was a relatively youthful 58 years old. By the time the hall was completed, after a number of delays and setbacks — not to mention some...
  • Disney Hall: Yasuhisa Toyota's fluid, innovative approach to sound

    Disney Hall: Yasuhisa Toyota's fluid, innovative approach to sound
    Yasuhisa Toyota, acoustician for Walt Disney Concert Hall, knows the sound of success. At times, like this afternoon, it is very, very quiet. The L.A. outpost of Nagata Acoustics, where Toyota works, is a modest space — three small offices and a...
  • Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors

    Disney Hall: Musical dream bankrolled by taxpayers, private donors
    Lillian Disney lived 101/2 years after instigating the creation of Walt Disney Concert Hall in her husband's honor by donating $50 million, but she never got to see it rise from its foundation, alone attend a performance. "A concert hall that would...
  • Disney Hall's updated organ will have more power in every note

    Disney Hall's updated organ will have more power in every note
    Ten years in, the huge and powerful Opus 24 organ at Walt Disney Concert Hall needs a little sprucing up. So Manuel Rosales, the man who helped design and build it, was back recently to bring it up to date. The $3-million, 40-ton pipe organ, which has...
  • Share your Walt Disney Concert Hall memories and photos

    Share your Walt Disney Concert Hall memories and photos
    Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10th-anniversary season is fast approaching. The hall's resident orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, begins a season of celebrating with four free community concerts later this month and a red-carpet gala on Sept. 30. The...
  • Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles

    Pacific Standard Time was an ambitious but flawed look at post-war Los Angeles
    It took me a few weeks to catch on, but the Getty's Pacific Standard Time Presents series, whose final shows come to a close Sunday and Monday, wasn't notable just as a wide-ranging reassessment of Southern California's postwar architecture. It was just...
  • Eisenhower Memorial design by Frank Gehry has another setback

    Eisenhower Memorial design by Frank Gehry has another setback
    Architect Frank Gehry's design for the planned Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial in Washington has experienced another setback, with the commission behind the memorial abruptly canceling a planned Thursday presentation in front of a federal agency....
  • Review: Bowl's big night with Daniil Trifonov, a Schoenberg 'Bounce'

    Review: Bowl's big night with Daniil Trifonov, a Schoenberg 'Bounce'
    For those who like tangled webs of local connections with their music, the Hollywood Bowl served up a dandy of a lineup Tuesday night. There were two composers who lived their last years in Beverly Hills: George Gershwin on Roxbury Drive and Sergei...