Formed: 1919 in Los Angeles, CA
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s
By the end of the 20th Century the Los Angeles Philharmonic had established itself as one of the world's leading orchestras and a leading voice for 20th Century music.
The Los Angeles Philharmonic was founded in 1919. It was established by Los Angeles multi-millionaire and avid amateur musician William Andrews Clark, Jr. Walter Henry Rothwell was its first music director. Rehearsals began on October 13 and the first concert was October 24 at Trinity Auditorium in downtown Los Angeles.
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