29 September 2015
My two musical families, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, will unite to play the complete symphonies of Beethoven starting Tuesday. This collaboration is thrilling for me on a personal level, and it will honor Latino pride, presence, history and power in my adopted home of Los Angeles.
25 September 2015
On October 2, 2015 Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela release a new album featuring Beethoven’s “Choral” Symphony, a highlight of Dudamel's two-season traversal of the iconic composer's music.
24 September 2015
Beethoven's monumental Ninth Symphony, performed by the Bolívars and led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, will be broadcast around the world on September 25.
07 September 2015
To launch the 2015-2016 season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and his two orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, come together for the eleven-day Immortal Beethoven festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Kicking off the festival on September 29, 2015, excerpts from the dramatic works Egmont and The Creatures of Prometheus will incorporate elements of dance and narration, complemented by the exultant final movement of the composer’s Ninth Symphony, its “Ode to Joy”. The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra are joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale, members of Barak Ballet, and vocal soloists Kiera Duffy, Mariana Ortiz, J’nai Bridges, Joshua Guerrero, and Soloman Howard.
04 September 2015
Opening Night Gala: The Brilliance of Beethoven with LA Phil & Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
To inaugurate the 2015-2016 LA Phil season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and his two orchestras, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, come together for the Opening Night Gala: The Brilliance of Beethoven on Tuesday, September 29 at Walt Disney Concert Hall.
04 September 2015
Gustavo Dudamel brings Beethoven to Cal Performances with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Following their sold-out performances in 2012, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela return to Berkeley’s Cal Performances for two concerts devoted to the music of Ludwig van Beethoven.
11 August 2015
Listen now to the latest release from Gustavo Dudamel on the Deutsche Grammophon label as he leads the Staatskapelle Berlin in Brahms’s First and Second Piano Concertos with the legendary pianist Daniel Barenboim.
23 July 2015
Tune in to PBS this Friday, July 24 for the Great Performances broadcast of "Dudamel Conducts a John Williams Celebration with the LA Phil," an extraordinary tribute to the legendary film composer. The gala opening concert, featuring guest soloist Itzhak Perlman and host Natalie Portman, includes music from Star Wars, Jaws, Schindler's List, Catch Me If You Can, and more.
21 July 2015
Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association today announced that conductors Matthew Aucoin, Adrien Perruchon, and Jamie Phillips will take part in the 2015/16 Dudamel Fellowship Program. As Dudamel fellows, the musicians will work with Gustavo and the LA Phil to hone their craft and participate in the orchestra’s education and community programs.
26 June 2015
LA Phil Music Director and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel kicks off his Hollywood Bowl performances with Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, featuring soprano Joélle Harvey, tenor Lawrence Brownlee, baritone Brian Mulligan, the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. The July 21 and 23 concerts also include Eric Whitacre’s Her Sacred Spirit Soars and Equus.
Dudamel also conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks for the first time with a program that includes the composer’s Fifth Symphony, Nutcracker selections, and 1812 Overture (July 24 & 25, 2015).
On July 28, violinist Gil Shaham joins Dudamel for an all-Mendelssohn program, comprising the German composer’s Violin Concerto and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Dudamel rounds out his Hollywood Bowl concerts of the summer season with an evening devoted to the music of Mozart on July 30, comprising selected arias performed by bass-baritone Gerald Finley and soprano Miah Persson, as well as the Piano Concerto No. 21 with Alice Sara Ott.
26 June 2015
For five consecutive evenings, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies with the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, July 8 to 12 at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Colombia.
Prior to the Beethoven cycle, on July 6, 2015, Gustavo and the Bolívars join forces with the Orchestra of Bogota Philharmonic to perform Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with pianist Sergio Tiempo. On July 8, the Music Director leads the Bolívars in performances of the composer's First and Second Symphonies, in addition to Romance No. 1 and 2 with violinist Simone Porter. Beethoven's Symphonies No. 3 & 4 follow on July 9, with the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies on July 10, and the Seventh and Eighth Symphonies on July 11. The Beethoven cycle culminates on July 12 with the composer's Ninth Symphony, "Choral," featuring soprano Mariana Ortiz, mezzo-soprano Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa, tenor César Augusto Gutiérrez, and baritone Günter Haumer.
Read Laurence Vittes's preview of the concerts.
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18 June 2015
In March 2015, Gustavo Dudamel led a special open rehearsal with musicians of YOLA (Youth Orchestra LA) and Soma Children's Orchestra & Chorus--two El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States and Japan, respectively.
09 June 2015
Gustavo Dudamel continues his European appearances this month with a return to the podium of the Berliner Philharmoniker. The Venezuelan conductor leads Mahler's First Symphony and Mozart's Posthorn Serenade in concerts on June 11, 12 and 13 at at the Philharmonie Berlin.
03 June 2015
Gustavo Dudamel launches a month of performances in Europe as he returns to the podium of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks for concerts June 5 and 6. The Venezuelan conductor leads Beethoven's Seventh Symphony and John Adams's City Noir at the Philharmonie im Gasteig.
28 May 2015
Gustavo Dudamel brings his 2014/15 season with the Los Angeles Philharmonic to a close leading new works by contemporary American composers as part of Next on Grand.
17 April 2015
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies with the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, April 17, 18, 19, 23, 24 and 25 in at the Centro Nacional de Acción Social por la Música in Caracas, Venezuela.
15 April 2015
Gustavo Dudamel and LA Phil mount choreographed production of Falla’s El amor brujo with Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Company
Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic performances May 21 to 24 in Falla's El amor brujo with members of the Siudy Garrido Flamenco Dance Company.
15 April 2015
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Los Angeles Philharmonic in world premiere of Kaija Saariaho's True Fire with baritone Gerald Finley
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic and baritone Gerald Finley in the world premiere of Kaija Saariaho's True Fire, a new work for baritone and orchestra in concerts May 14 to 17.
27 March 2015
Gustavo Dudamel named LA Phil Music Director & Artistic Director, contract extended through 2021/22 season
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association Board Chair Diane B. Paul and President/Chief Executive Officer Deborah Borda today announced a contract extension for Gustavo Dudamel through the 2021/22 season. In recognition of Dudamel’s deepened commitment to the institution, Artistic Director is being added to his current title, making him Music Director & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, effective immediately.
23 February 2015
From March 19 to 29, 2015, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic set out on a four-city tour of Asia.
26 January 2015
This new year, Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela release a new, digital-only album of orchestral music from Richard Wagner’s Ring cycle and Tristan und Isolde.
22 December 2014
From January 8 to 25, Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela embark on a European tour that takes them to London (January 8 & 9), Brussels (January 11 & 12), Frankfurt (January 14), Barcelona (January 16 & 17), València (January 19), Madrid (January 20), and Paris (January 24 & 25).
11 December 2014
Anticipating January 2015 tour, Gustavo Dudamel conducts four performances with Bolívar Orchestra in Caracas
In anticipation of their January 2015 European tour, Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela give four concerts December 12, 14, 19 and 20 at the Sala Simón Bolivar, CNASM in Caracas, Venezuela.
01 December 2014
From December 4 to 7, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition.
26 November 2014
This week with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel conducts Haydn's Cello Concerto in C with French cellist Gautier Capuçon November 28, 29 and 30.
20 November 2014
On November 13 and 15, the Teatro Teresa Carreño will mount Giacomo Puccini's La bohème featuring the Simón Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela led by its Music Director Gustavo Dudamel.
19 November 2014
Gustavo Dudamel & LA Phil celebrate Walt Disney Concert Hall organ’s tenth anniversary with Hartke world premiere & Saint-Saëns symphony
Gustavo Dudamel returns to conduct the Los Angeles Philharmonic this week, leading performances on November 20, 21 & 22 that celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall’s spectacular organ “Hurricane Mama.”
07 October 2014
From October 9 to 12, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the finale to the mutli-season Beethoven cycle with pianist Leif Ove Andsnes.
29 September 2014
Gustavo to Kick Off LA Phil 2014/15 Season with Opening Night Gala Concert: A John Williams Celebration
On Tuesday, September 30, Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in its Opening Night Gala Concert: A John Williams Celebration, which inaugurates the 2014/15 season, Gustavo’s sixth as Music Director.
29 August 2014
From September 7 to 27, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra on a 14-concert tour of Europe and Asia, with highlights including a trio of concerts at the Lucerne Festival, Japan’s Vienna Philharmonic Week, and the opening concert of the newly built Shanghai Symphony Hall.
27 August 2014
In January 2015, Gustavo Dudamel will tour Europe with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, performing eleven concerts in seven cities across the continent.
26 August 2014
Last week at the Salzburg Festival, Gustavo Dudamel met with friends and colleagues, enjoyed performances, and conducted the Vienna Philharmonic, which he leads on tour to Europe and Asia next month.
11 July 2014
Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in an all-Beethoven program, Cavalleria Rusticana & Pagliacci, and two concerts that are part of his Americas & Americans festival: Rubén Blades and the LA Phil; and Noche de Cine, an evening celebrating film composers featuring Gustavo Santaolalla and a suite from Dudamel’s score to Libertador.
10 July 2014
Gustavo Dudamel makes his first foray into composing for film with the major feature The Liberator (the life of Simón Bolívar), for which he wrote the score and recorded it with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
07 July 2014
On August 30, Gustavo Dudamel leads the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra in Sibelius’s Second Symphony at the Baltic Sea Festival. The concert opens with a performance by members of El Sistema Sweden.
02 July 2014
Following concerts with the Berliner Philharmoniker at the orchestra’s home and across Europe, Gustavo Dudamel returns to Latin America this July to lead the Sinfónica Simón Bolívar on tour in Colombia and Brazil.
05 June 2014
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mahler’s Third Symphony with Berliner Philharmoniker June 12 - 14; Digital Concert Hall broadcast June 13
Digital Concert Hall broadcast June 13
07 May 2014
This week Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Venezuelan-born cellist/composer Paul Desenne’s Sinfonía Burocratica ed’Amazzonica alongside works by Ravel and Prokofiev in concerts May 8 to 10. Ravel’s Valse nobles et sentimentales and La valse frame Desenne’s tropical symphony in five movements and Prokofiev’s Third Piano Concerto, featuring guest pianist Lang Lang.
30 April 2014
Following European tours with Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks and Göteborgs Symfoniker, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel returns to the United States to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Gustavo begins his month of concerts with the American orchestra this week, conducting pianist Emanuel Ax in Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto on May 1, 2 and 3 and the world premiere of Andrew Norman’s Release (except Friday), a work for piano and orchestra. Brahms’s Academic Festival Overture kicks off the program.
16 April 2014
This week Gustavo Dudamel returns to the podium of the Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra as its Honorary Conductor for concerts in the orchestra’s home city and a tour to France, Switzerland, and Italy.
03 April 2014
This spring Gustavo Dudamel tours Spain, Portugal, and Switzerland with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks.
20 March 2014
Gustavo to be honored with Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award on March 22 following “Sistema Side by Side” open rehearsal
This Saturday, March 22, the Longy School of Music of Bard College will honor Gustavo Dudamel with the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award at MIT’s Kresge Auditorium.
17 March 2014
This past weekend in New York City, Gustavo Dudamel sat down with American composer John Adams for a Times Talk to discuss the newly released, world premiere recording of The Gospel According to the Other Mary.
11 March 2014
Today Deutsche Grammophon releases John Adams’s The Gospel According to the Other Mary—an epic, timely reimagining of the great oratorios of Bach.
04 March 2014
Following an 11-day TchaikovskyFest - an exploration of the Russian composer with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and Los Angeles Philharmonic - Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Phil at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Brahms’s Second Symphony and John Corigliano’s Symphony No. 1 on March 6, 7, 8 & 9.
18 February 2014
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads LA Phil & Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in TchaikovskyFest
From February 20 to March 2, 2014, Gustavo Dudamel conducts both the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in TchaikovskyFest – an exploration of the Russian composer.
04 February 2014
Gustavo Dudamel returns to Hollywood Bowl for third installment of Americas & Americans Festival, all-Beethoven program, Italian opera double bill
This summer, Los Angeles Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel returns to the Hollywood Bowl, leading music from across the continents with the return of the Americas & Americans Festival; an all-Beethoven program; and, a double-bill of Italian opera: Mascagni’s Cavalleria rusticana and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci.
21 January 2014
Audiences worldwide can watch and listen live to Gustavo Dudamel conduct Berlioz's Requiem in a spectacular concert at the historic Cathédrale de Notre-Dame de Paris.
17 January 2014
Deutsche Grammophon to release world premiere recording of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary conducted by Gustavo Dudamel
On March 10, 2014, Deutsche Grammophon releases the world premiere recording of John Adams’ The Gospel According to the Other Mary, which sees Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Master Chorale, along with a cast featuring Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford and Russell Thomas.
06 January 2014
Gustavo Dudamel gives his first performances of 2014 leading the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela on tour in France, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.
17 December 2013
Gustavo Dudamel conducts LA Phil in Bjarnason world premiere and Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 3 with Yuja Wang
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of Daniél Bjarnason’s Blow bright, performances of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, and Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with pianist Yuja Wang.
10 December 2013
Following performances in Europe this fall, Gustavo Dudamel returns to Los Angeles to conduct the complete score to Tchaikovsky’s ballet The Nutcracker with the LA Phil from December 12 to 15.
26 November 2013
Next Friday, December 6, Gustavo Dudamel's concert with the Berlin Philharmonic will be broadcast live to more than 100 cinemas across Europe and online to audiences worldwide in the Digital Concert Hall.
12 November 2013
This week Gustavo Dudamel guest conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra, leading performances of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony at London’s Royal Festival Hall (November 14) and at Birmingham Symphony Hall (November 15).
07 November 2013
This month Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will release their performance of Verdi’s Requiem on DVD and Blu-ray, the first release from the LA Phil and its Music Director at the Hollywood Bowl.
23 October 2013
Following his concerts with the Vienna Philharmonic celebrating the Vienna Konzerthaus's centennial, Gustavo Dudamel continues his European concerts with the Munich Philharmonic, leading the ensemble in Mahler's Symphony No. 7.
16 October 2013
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Reimann world premiere and Beethoven’s Ninth with Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for Konzerthaus centennial celebration
This weekend Gustavo Dudamel returns to conduct the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra in concerts that celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Vienna Konzerthaus.
08 October 2013
Gustavo Dudamel and Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes continue their survey of Beethoven’s piano concertos with performances of the Second and Fourth this week.
02 October 2013
Gustavo Dudamel leads Lieberson world premiere, plus Tchaikovsky and Schubert, in first concert series of LA Phil’s 2013-14 season
For his first concerts of the LA Phil’s 2013-14 season, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads the world premiere of the late Peter Lieberson’s Shing Kham, an LA Phil-commissioned percussion concerto realized by composer Oliver Knussen.
27 September 2013
September 30 Opening Night Gala launches Gustavo’s fifth season as LA Phil Music Director and celebrates first decade of the Walt Disney Concert Hall
Gustavo Dudamel celebrates his fifth year as LA Phil Music Director and the first decade of Walt Disney Concert Hall with an Opening Night Gala, featuring guest soloist Yo-Yo Ma.
13 September 2013
Today, September 13, Deutsche Grammophon releases internationally Gustavo Dudamel’s debut album with the Berliner Philharmoniker, a live recording of Strauss’s mighty Also Sprach Zarathustra, the sonorous epic which will be forever associated with Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking film, 2001: A Space Odyssey, alongside the tone poems Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel, both significant landmarks in Strauss’s development as a master of orchestral texture and form.
10 September 2013
‘Libertador’ features original score by Gustavo Dudamel, recorded with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
Gustavo Dudamel makes his first foray into composing for film with the major feature Libertador, a biopic of Simón Bolívar, for which he wrote the score, recording it with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela.
07 August 2013
This bicentennial year Gustavo Dudamel leads Verdi’s ‘Aida’ and ‘Requiem’ at Hollywood Bowl with LA Phil
LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel returns to the Hollywood Bowl for an all-Verdi week that includes a concert performance of Aida on August 11 and two performances of the Italian composer’s Requiem on August 13 and 15.
29 July 2013
Gustavo Dudamel, fresh from starting a 19-day residency at the Salzburg Festival with open rehearsals, special events, symposia and performances of Mahler’s Symphonies Nos. 3, 7 and 8, as well as Mozart’s Mass in C minor, has joined Deutsche Grammophon in announcing his debut album with the Berlin Philharmonic, set for global release in September 2013.
18 July 2013
Gustavo Dudamel to lead Bolívars in Mahler Symphonies and Mozart Mass as part of El Sistema Salzburg Festival residency
With their passionate playing and vision for social action through music in tow, El Sistema travels to Austria for a 19-day residency at the Salzburg Festival for a series of concerts, open rehearsals, special events, and symposia.
17 July 2013
Gustavo Dudamel's performance of Mahler's "Symphony of a Thousand" will be webcast free-of-charge by medici.tv on Friday, July 26.
10 July 2013
This summer, Gustavo reunites with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela for two series of performances in Latin America and in Europe.
11 June 2013
As part of his European appearances this June, Gustavo returns to guest conduct the Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia June 15, 17, and 18 at Rome's Parco della Musica.
03 June 2013
Gustavo begins the month of June leading the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at its home in Amsterdam (June 5 & 6) and on tour in Cologne (June 7) and Paris (June 8).
10 May 2013
On May 17, 19, 23, and 25, Gustavo Dudamel leads the LA Phil in the second installment of the Mozart/Da Ponte Trilogy with The Marriage of Figaro. Staged by director Christopher Alden, the production features a stellar international cast, sets by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean-Nouvel, and costumes by couturier Azzedine Alaïa.
01 May 2013
Gustavo Dudamel begins a month of music-making with the Los Angeles Philharmonic this week, conducting Tchaikovsky's glorious First Piano Concerto with pianist Lang Lang alongside the first LA Phil performances of Carl Nielsen's Fourth Symphony, "The Inextuinguishable" (May 2, 3, 4, & 5).
29 March 2013
Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela will tour South America this April, giving performances at the Teatro Colón in Bueno Aires (April 3), Sala São Paolo in São Paolo (April 6 & 7), Brasília's Teatro Nacional (April 9), and Bogotá's Opera House (April 11).
13 March 2013
This month Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will embark on their 2013 tour, beginning with an International Associate Residency at London's Barbican Centre (March 14 to 17) and featuring concerts in Lucerne (March 20, 21), Paris (March 23, 24), and New York (March 27, 28).
05 March 2013
On March 7, 8, and 10, Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil will unveil Peter Sellars' world premiere staging of The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams.
25 February 2013
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced the orchestra’s 2013-14 season. The new season, the orchestra's 95th, celebrates both Gustavo's fifth year as LA Phil Music Director and the tenth anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall.
15 February 2013
Next week Gustavo Dudamel returns to the podium of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two concert programs that showcase the music of German Romanticism and works by today's composers.
04 February 2013
This week Gustavo reunites with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela for two concerts at the Teatro Nacional Eduardo Brito in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
29 January 2013
This summer at the Hollywood Bowl, LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel celebrates the 200th anniversary of Verdi’s birth with a concert performance of the opera Aida and two performances of the Italian composer's Requiem.
09 January 2013
Recently named Musical America's 2013 Musician of the Year, conductor Gustavo Dudamel begins the New Year with a return to the podium of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, conducting a week-long series of eight concerts that feature cellist Emanuele Silvestri and the music of Barber, Strauss, Haydn, and Mozart.
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