Bel Air Investment Advisors (Bel Air), in conjunction with the firm’s Senior Managing Director Jack Suzar, a member of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s (LA Phil) Board of Directors, presented an exclusive behind-the-scenes event that provided concert-goers an insider view of the magic of the iconic institution’s centennial celebration. The 100th-season opener celebrated Los Angeles with Salonen’s breakthrough work, featuring Beethoven solos with philharmonic principals, and concluding with L.A.-based composer and winner of the prestigious Grawemeyer Award, Andrew Norman.
The friends of Bel Air in attendance enjoyed a pre-concert reception and discussion with Chad Smith, chief operating officer of the LA Phil.
The season’s kick-off concert, conducted by Dudamel andfeaturing the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Martin Chalifour on violin, Robert de Maine on cello, and Joanne Pearce Martin on piano. The program opened with Esa-Pekka Salonen's LA Variations continued with Beethoven’s Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56, and closed with Andrew Norman’s world premiere, Sustain, brought to life with generous support from Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg.
The landmark event and concert was part of Bel Air’s ongoing Conversations series for its clients that works to connect clients with unique and memorable events that celebrate culture, arts, business, lifestyle, and more.