The Los Angeles Philharmonic
Led by Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel, The Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the most renowned orchestras in the world, and L.A. offers two incredible venues to see them perform. In downtown, Frank Gehry’s architectural masterpiece The Walt Disney Concert Hall serves as the L.A. Phil’s permanent home, hosting numerous concerts, operas and special performances with visiting artists and musicians throughout the year. In the summer months, they also play the historic open-air Hollywood Bowl (2301 N. Highland Ave., Los Angeles; 323-850-2000; hollywoodbowl.com). For a truly one-of-a-kind L.A. experience, pack a picnic dinner and buy tickets to one of the Bowl’s famed movie nights, where classics like ET and Back to the Future are screened with full orchestral accompaniment under the stars.