07 February 2011
Dudamel and LA Phil announce their 2011/12 season
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic today announced their 2011/12 season, the Venezuelan conductor's third as Music Director. In the upcoming season, he will conduct the LA Phil in 14 weeks of subscription concerts that include two LA Phil commissions, both of which are world premieres, plus a concert as part of the Green Umbrella new music series that includes an LA Phil commission and world premiere. In addition, Dudamel's2011/12 season with the LA Phil features large-scale projects focusing on works by Mahler, Mozart and John Adams.
Over the course of the season, Dudamel will conduct all nine Mahler symphonies with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela both in Los Angeles and in Caracas; present a collaboration of Don Giovanni, the first of three Mozart-Da Ponte operas to be produced over the course of three seasons, each one a partnership with iconic architects and fashion designers; conclude the season with the world premiere of John Adams’ new oratorio The Gospel According to the Other Mary; and perform the world premiere of Mexican composer Enrico Chapela’s Concerto for Electric Cello featuring Johannes Moser. Additionally, as part of the San Francisco Symphony’s centennial celebration, Dudamel travels to San Francisco with the LA Phil to open their The American Orchestra series, performing Chapela’s Concerto for Electric Cello, Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5 and Adams’s Short Ride in a Fast Machine and Tromba iontana. Dudamel also continues his work with Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), now operating at two locations, the EXPO Center and Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA).