Classical maverick tackles pop music 

Walt Disney Concert Hall
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The LA Philharmonic draws an audience for modern music.

Concerts featured the music of early 20th-century masters Ravel, Debussy, Bartok, Schoenberg and Stravinsky, as well as more contemporary fare in the form of Lutoslawski, Ligeti, Stockhausen, Berio, Carter, Adams, Ades and Saariho. Subscription rates have risen, and the orchestra began drawing younger crowds, curious about the adventurous programming — a quiet revolution in the orchestra’s home at Frank Gehry’s Walt Disney Concert Hall.

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