14 January 2011
Dudamel and LA Phil embark on European tour
Following two weeks of concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, including the first LA Phil LIVE transmission to movie theaters, Dudamel and the LA Phil embark on their first European tour together in late January. The 16-day, seven-country trip to Portugal, Spain, Germany, England, France, Hungary, and Austria begins with concerts in Lisbon on January 21 and 22 and ends with two performances at the legendary Musikverein in Vienna on February 4 and 5. Other stops along the tour include Madrid (23), Cologne (25 & 26), London (27 & 28), Paris (30 & 31), and Budapest (February 2 & 3). On this tour Dudamel and the LA Phil will present two separate programs. One will include John Adams' "Slonimsky's Earbox," Leonard Bernstein's First Symphony ("Jeremiah") with mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor as the soloist, and Beethoven's Seventh Symphony. The other will solely feature Mahler's colossal Ninth Symphony.
The two London concerts will receive a delayed broadcast in the U.K. on February 16 and 17 on Classic FM as part of its Full Works Concert program. The January 27 performance will be broadcast live in the United States as part of American Public Media's Classical Live series.
Following the European tour, Dudamel reunites with the LA Phil on March 13 for the second in a series of three LA Phil LIVE transmissions this season. Titled "Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky," the program will feature the Russian composer's three Overture-Fantasies inspired by Shakespeare plays: Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest. Interspersed between these symphonic poems will be readings from the Bard’s works by a cast of leading actors.
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