October Events at LA's Walt Disney Concert Hall
From Beethoven and Mozart to Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, enjoy classical music and culture at the Walt Disney Concert Hall this October! Located less than 4 miles from Broughton’s Hotel Normandie, plan your trip now to reserve a room.
History & Architecture
Walt Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Chicago, Illinois. He was a businessman, cartoonist, producer, film director, writer, screenwriter, philanthropist, voice actor, animator, and founder of the Walt Disney Company. Disney experienced incredible commercial success in 1929 when he created Mickey Mouse and friends, the unofficial mascots of his company. Walt Disney created a timeless empire that expands into theme parks, countless movies, apparel, toys and more. On December 15, 1966 Walt Disney died of lung cancer at the age of 65.
In 1987, 22 years after Disney’s death, his widow Lillian Disney donated $50 million to the Music Center in Los Angeles for a new concert hall in honor of her husband and his love for music and the city. With the help of architect Frank Gehry, Lillian’s vision became a reality when the Walt Disney Concert Hall opened on October 24, 2003 after 16 years of construction. It’s striking, curving, stainless steel exterior provides a beautifully constructed view while the wood paneled interior makes the hall one of the most acoustically sophisticated buildings in the world. You can take a complete virtual tour of the building here.
The month of October is an exciting one at the Walt Disney Concert Hall! The fall season starts Thursday, October 1st with Immortal Beethoven: Symphonies 1&2 and ends on Wednesday, October 31st with Halloween Organ With Film: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Other events throughout the month include Mendelssohn & Strauss, Bach Collegium Japan, Mozart & Haydn and more.
Tickets and a complete list of events are available here.
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Where: 111 South Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA
Admission: Varies depending on event
Where to Stay
Located just 3 miles from the Staples Center, Hotel Normandie is a perfect place to stay. This historical hotel, first built in 1926, has been restored to reflect its roots of having a sleek and comforting design. Located within the Wilshire District, the Normandie is centrally placed in Los Angeles and is surrounded by great dining, shopping, and attractions such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Fox and MGM’s studios. 605 South Normandie Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90005. 213-388-8138