16 December 2010
Dudamel’s busy spring season with the LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel kicks off 2011 in Los Angeles, leading two weeks of concerts with the LA Phil. From January 6 through 9, he leads the orchestra in a program that includes Adams’ Slonimsky's Earbox, Bernstein’s “Jeremiah” Symphony with mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor as the soloist, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7. The January 9 performance will be the first of three concerts this season to be transmitted live from Walt Disney Concert Hall to more than 300 movie theaters across the U.S. and Canada as part of the new LA Phil LIVE series. From January 13 to 15, Dudamel conducts three performances of Mahler’s epic Symphony No. 9.
Later in January, Dudamel and the LA Phil will perform these two programs on their first European tour together. The 16-day, seven-country trip to Portugal, Spain, Germany, England, France, Hungary and Austria begins on January 21 with a concert in Lisbon and ends on February 4 with a performance at the legendary Musikverein in Vienna. Other stops along the tour include Madrid (23), Cologne (25 & 26), London (27 & 28), Paris (30 & 31), and Budapest (February 2 & 3).
Dudamel returns to California in March for more concerts with the LA Phil. From March 3 to 6, he conducts Webern’s Five pieces for Orchestra and Bruckner’s Symphony No 7. The March 5 performance will take place at the Orange Country Performing Arts Center, while the others will be presented at the LA Phil’s usual residence, the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
From March 10 to 15, Dudamel leads the LA Phil in an all-Tchaikovsky program that includes the 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 Shakespeare's works by a cast of leading actors. The March 13 performance will be transmitted live to movie theaters in the U.S. and Canada as the second of three LA Phil LIVE broadcasts this season.
Dudamel and the LA Phil end the month of March with performances of Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto featuring the legendary Martha Argerich (March 17 to 20). Rounding out the program are two works by Shostakovich, his Ninth Symphony and Jazz Suite No. 1.
Click here for Dudamel's complete schedule.
Click here for more information about the LA Phil LIVE broadcasts.