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Photo Gallery: Oktoberfest charms, ‘A Star is Born’ wows and LA Phil’s 100th birthday

La Cañada residents and actors Courtney B. Vance and Angela Bassett attend the opening night of the L.A. Philharmonic Orchestra. 

 (Courtesy of Mathew Imaging)

Chris Martin of “Coldplay” and Gustavo Dudamel, conductor of L.A. Philharmonic, are having fun on stage at the 100th opening of the orchestra’s season.

 (Courtesy of Mathew Imaging)

The exterior surface of the Walt Disney Concert Hall was enhanced by artist projections created by media artist Refik Anadol. 

 (Courtesy of Mathew Imaging)

Leni and Jon Boorstin, from left, La Cañada resident Hope Schneider, and rock guitarist Nick Verlensi enjoy the opening night of L.A. Philharmonic. Leni is director of community and government affairs for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association.

 (Courtesy of Silvia Mautner)

One of the carnival booths at the Montrose Oktoberfest.

 (Jane Napier Neely)