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Lionel Bringuier is back, and the L.A. Phil welcomes one of its own

Lionel Bringuier is back, and the L.A. Phil welcomes one of its own

A key reason for the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s success is an emphasis, uncommon for orchestras, on family values, along with an unusual history of peaceful and caring transfer of power.

The new year in Walt Disney Concert Hall began with appearances by the orchestra’s former Hollywood Bowl Music Director Bramwell Tovey and its former Music Director Zubin Mehta, welcomed back here with open arms (unlike at Mehta’s other former U.S. orchestra, the New York Philharmonic). The musicians played their hearts out for him.

After current Music Director Gustavo Dudamel returns next week to celebrate his 36th birthday with the orchestra,...

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