26 June 2015
Gustavo Dudamel conducts Beethoven Cycle with Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela
For five consecutive evenings, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts a complete cycle of Beethoven's symphonies with the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, July 8 to 12 at the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá, Colombia.
Prior to the Beethoven cycle, on July 6, 2015, Gustavo and the Bolívars join forces with the Orchestra of Bogota Philharmonic to perform Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with pianist Sergio Tiempo. On July 8, the Music Director leads the Bolívars in performances of the composer's First and Second Symphonies, in addition to Romance No. 1 and 2 with violinist Simone Porter. Beethoven's Symphonies No. 3 & 4 follow on July 9, with the Fifth and Sixth Symphonies on July 10, and the Seventh and Eighth Symphonies on July 11. The Beethoven cycle culminates on July 12 with the composer's Ninth Symphony, "Choral," featuring soprano Mariana Ortiz, mezzo-soprano Adriana Bastidas-Gamboa, tenor César Augusto Gutiérrez, and baritone Günter Haumer.