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It's Opening Night for the L.A. Phil at the Walt Disney Concert Hall

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You might not be going to the LA Phil's opening night concert and gala, but there's a way you can be there somewhat vicariously. KUSC 91.5 FM will carry the "celebración" live tonight at 7 p.m. Conductor Gustavo Dudaml and his friend Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez have put together a "special program of bel canto arias and popular Latin American canciones."

Works to be played includes those from Italian composer Gioachino Antonio Rossini, Chabuca Granda, Agustín Lara, José Pablo Moncayo, Maria Grever, Pedro Elías Gutiérrez and Arturo Márquez.

The regular concert season begins Friday with three concerts featuring Emanuel Ax on piano. Next week, the orchestra will be joined by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet and Cynthia Millar, who performs on the ondes martenot, an electronic musical instrument invented in 1928, similar in sound to the Theremin for Oliver Messian's "Turangalîla"