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.
For his first Hollywood Bowl program of the summer, Gustavo - now in his fifth season as LA Phil Music Director - is joined by violinist Renaud Capuçon, cellist Gautier Capuçon, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet for an all-Beethoven program that opens with the composer’s Triple Concerto and concludes with Symphony No. 5 (July 22 & 24).
Americas & Americans, a festival first presented during Gustavo's inaugural 2009/10 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall and revived at the Bowl in 2012, exemplifies the Venezuelan conductor’s vision of one American culture across continents. To open his week, Gustavo conducts a special evening of song and dance (July 29, details forthcoming). Turning an eye towards the influence of cinematic music, Americas & Americans continues with Noche De Cine (July 31), celebrating film composers from North and South America including Gustavo Santaolalla (Babel, Amores perros, The Motorcycle Diaries) and a suite from Gustavo's own score to Libertador.
Gustavo continues to share his lifelong passion for opera with a performance on July 27 of two Italian masterpieces, Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci. The Los Angeles Philharmonic is joined by the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, and casts that include Stuart Neill, Michelle DeYoung, Julianna Di Giacomo, Christopher Maltman, Tamara Mumford and Susan Bickley.