CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 29, 1997
If the citizenry of Thousand Oaks is still disturbed about the architecture of the "new" Civic Arts Plaza, I hope they have an opportunity to see architect Frank Gehry's design for Disney Hall (Calendar section, June 24). The flinging towers and sprawling shapes of the Disney Hall to come far outdistance the sprawl and towers of our own Civic Arts Plaza. Architects are swept by the Santa Anas these days. SAMUEL M. ROSEN Newbury Park Ventura County Letters
September 29, 1991
How great to read of the Design of the Walt Disney concert Hall and to have it by one of own, Frank Gehry, is a wonderful recognition. Although known worldwide, we can be proud that the hall is being done by one of our residents. DOROTHY BEFFMAN, Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1997
Architect Frank O. Gehry and leaders behind Walt Disney Concert Hall--planned new home at the Music Center for the Los Angeles Philharmonic--met for 2 1/2 hours Thursday to discuss whether Gehry will continue to be involved with the project. There was no resolution but some progress, according to sources close to the project.
March 12, 2006 |
YOU may well have seen Walt Disney Concert Hall as a background for car commercials and fashion photographs as well as for the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Now it's going to be part of an action movie due out in the fall and starring Anthony Hopkins. Directed by Gregory Hoblit, "Fracture" casts Hopkins as a man who tries to shoot his wife and, in a cat-and-mouse game with an assistant D.A. (Ryan Gosling), is set free on a series of technicalities.
May 17, 2005 |
In the 1 1/2 years since it opened, architect Frank Gehry's Walt Disney Concert Hall has become an icon for Los Angeles. Now the U.S. Postal Service will make the hall's image even more widely available as one of a 12-stamp Masterworks of Modern Architecture series to go on sale Friday. Disney Hall is part of a first-class commemorative stamp lineup that includes the Guggenheim Museum and the Chrysler Building in New York, the TWA Terminal at John F.
October 15, 2006 |
THE Los Angeles Philharmonic management got a jolt when it saw Deutsche Grammophon's cover for the orchestra's first live CD recording at the Walt Disney Concert Hall: Disney Hall wasn't anywhere to be seen. The record company had used a photo of the hall for the cover of Salonen's "Wing on Wing," a piece written for the Phil to celebrate Disney Hall but played on the recording by the Finnish Radio Symphony.
October 3, 2003 |
With Walt Disney Concert Hall earning high praise even before it has opened, the directors of a planned new performing arts center in Kansas City have hired its acoustician, Yasuhisa Toyota, while dumping another leading name in the concert-acoustics field, Russell Johnson.