Frank Gehry, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nicolai Ouroussoff

Frank Gehry, Esa-Pekka Salonen & Nicolai Ouroussoff

Creative Collaboration in Music and Architecture

Co-presented with the LA Phil

The Walt Disney Concert Hall opened to the public ten years ago in October 2003 to rapturous acclaim after sixteen years of planning, development, and construction. Pritzker Prize-winning architect Frank Gehry and internationally renowned conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen reunite to discuss the process of creative collaboration in music and architecture. Salonen is currently the Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor for London’s Philharmonia Orchestra and the Conductor Laureate for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where he was Music Director from 1992 until 2009. Gehry’s buildings—cited as being among the most important works in contemporary architecture—include the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain; MIT’s Ray and Maria Stata Center in Cambridge, MA, as well as the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Moderator Nicolai Ouroussoff served as the architecture critic of both the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, where he wrote widely on architecture and urbanism in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East as well as in the United States. He is currently writing a book on architecture, culture, and politics in the 20th century.


View photos from the event here.

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Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, the Simms/Mann Family Foundation, The Brotman Foundation of California, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, and all Hammer members.