The LA Phil is entering its 20th season at the singular Walt Disney Concert Hall, and to celebrate the orchestra will mount a series of tributes to and collaborations with the hall’s architect. The season starts with an opening night gala in honor of Frank Gehry (Oct 5) and continues with appearances by Esa-Pekka Salonen (Oct 27–29), who conducted the LA Phil when Disney Hall opened, as well as the U.S. premiere of Thomas Adès “Tower – For Frank Gehry” (Nov 4, 5). The centerpiece, though, is a Gustavo Dudamel-conducted staging of Wagner’s opera Das Rheingold, with scenic design by Gehry (Jan 18–21). Look out for a display of Walt Disney Concert Hall models at the Getty in conjunction with the celebration.
Whether you’re looking for local bands or Coachella-caliber headliners, there are plenty of upcoming concerts in L.A. every night of the week. We’ve scoured venue listings and scoped out new artists to bring you everything from secret shows on Sunset Boulevard to free concerts. All of the city’s best music is right here in our calendar of upcoming concerts in L.A.