La Phil Season Announcement - Gustavo Dudamel

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25 February 2015

Los Angeles Philharmonic's 2015/16 season

Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and President and CEO Deborah Borda today announced the 2015/16 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

Discover the LA Phil’s 97th season here.

“This season exemplifies true collaboration through the LA Phil’s commitment to contemporary work and to upholding tradition and creativity,” said LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. “We will be performing repertoire I love from Mozart and Beethoven, as well as bringing life to new works by Andrew Norman, Arvo Pärt and Louis Andriessen. Reuniting my two musical families, the LA Phil and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, in the Immortal Beethoven festival will be a complete joy. I am incredibly proud of the work we have accomplished and will continue to accomplish together on stage and for the children of El Sistema and YOLA.”

Season Highlights include:

Beethoven Symphonic Cycle: Immortal Beethoven – Gustavo Dudamel leads two complete sequential cycles of Beethoven’s nine symphonies shared between the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. This festival of complete Beethoven immersion further explores the legendary composer’s works through chamber music, plus educational initiatives including YOLA, Toyota Symphonies for Youth and Take A Stand activities.

Mozart & Pärt – Two of Gustavo's beloved composers are juxtaposed in programs showcasing music from across the centuries. In addition to three orchestral programs, an organ recital, a Baroque Variations presentation, a Bill Viola video installation and an Arvo Pärt world premiere complete this cutting-edge series of concerts.

Dudamel & Bolle – In this collaboration with the American Ballet Theatre, celebrating its 75th anniversary, principal dancer Roberto Bolle returns to Walt Disney Concert Hall to dance the role of Apollo in Balanchine’s definitive setting of Stravinsky’s neoclassical ballet.

The Andriessen Effect – Two major premieres from this influential and imaginative composer: the U.S. premiere of Mysteriën conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, and the world premiere of the LA Phil commissioned Theatre of the World conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw with an ambitious multimedia component from the Quay Brothers.