Michael Eisner

Larry David, Frank Gehry, Sherry Lansing, Herbie Hancock turn out for L.A. Phil's opening night gala

Larry David, Frank Gehry, Sherry Lansing, Herbie Hancock turn out for L.A. Phil's opening night gala

Standing under a gala tent set up next to Walt Disney Concert Hall on Grand Avenue, fresh from conducting a program of “Gershwin and the Jazz Age,” Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel again confirmed that Tuesday’s L.A. Phil’s opening night gala was his eighth.

“[The gala] is always very special, but [as I’m] getting older, it feels even more special,” said 35-year-old Dudamel, who joked earlier in the night that his dark curly locks now show touches of white since he joined the L.A. Phil.

He told the crowd of 500 gala-goers that regardless of his travels guest-conducting throughout the world, “We have the...

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