01 April 2011
Dudamel and LA Phil present
This May and June, Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in five consecutive weeks of concerts focusing on the works of the German composer Johannes Brahms. The series, titled "Brahms Unbound," begins with performances on May 5, 6, and 8, when Dudamel conducts Brahms's Academic Festival Overtureand First Symphony as well as Dutilleux's L'arbre des songes, which features violinist Leonidas Kavakos as the soloist. The following week, on May 12, 13, 14 and 15, he leads the orchestra in Stephen Mackey's Beautiful Passing, with MacArthur Prize-winning violinist Leila Josefowicz as the soloist, and in Brahms's Requiem, with soprano Christine Schäfer and baritone Matthias Goerne as soloists.
From May 19 to 22, Dudamel and the LA Phil perform concerts of Gubaidulina's Glorious Percussion as well as Brahms's Tragic Overture and Symphony No. 2. For the Causal Friday concert on May 20, both Brahms works will be performed without the Gubaidulina. Gorecki's Third Symphony, featuring soprano Jessica Rivera, will be paired with Brahms's Third Symphony for three concerts on May 26, 28 and 29. For a concert on May 27, Brahms's Third Symphony will be performed with his Academic Festival Overture for one of the LA Phil's Casual Friday concerts.
The final weekend of this Brahms series takes place from June 2 to 5 and features Brahms's Symphony No. 4 as well as the composer's Double Concerto for Violin, Cello and Orchestra. The soloists for these concerts are the prodigious brothers Renaud Capuçon, a violinist, and Gautier Capuçon, a cellist. The matinee performance on June 5 marks the third and final LA Phil LIVE transmission to movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada of the 2010/11 season.
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets for the LA Phil's "Brahms Unbound" series
Click here for more information and to purchase tickets to the final LA Phil LIVE transmission, "Dudamel conducts Brahms"