Latest Updates from Gustavo
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In the spirit of reflecting on the past year, and looking forward in the new one, I wanted to bring you all up-to-date on the latest news this season. I hope to see you from the stage somewhere in the world!
NY Phil Residency
In January 2020, I return to the New York Philharmonic - for the first time in ten years! Over the two-week residency, we'll showcase music of the New World by Ives, Dvořák, and the New York premiere of a new piano concerto composed by my dear friend Esteban Benzecry and performed with the wonderful pianist Sergio Tiempo, followed in the second week by a program of works from the old world of Schubert and Mahler.
LA Phil - Power to the People! Festival
In March and April 2020, the one-and-only Herbie Hancock and myself are curating a festival with the LA Phil, Power to the People!. The new festival will bring together musicians, artists and activists from a variety of musical traditions and social movements, to celebrate the intersection of music and humanitarianism. There's so much to look forward to, including concerts, talks, participatory events, and performance art at venues throughout our vibrant city of Los Angeles.
I'm looking forward to performing in the concerts listed below, as part of this powerful festival:
Herbie Hancock (March 5)
Residente (March 7)
Power to the People! (March 8)
Trolls World Tour
I had the opportunity to voice the wonderful character of Trollzart in the new upcoming Trolls movie Trolls World Tour - it's been such a joy to be a part of this wonderful project, working alongside talents like Justin Timberlake, Anna Kendrick, and many more. We're all so excited to share this marvelous experience with the world this Spring!
On October 24, the LA Phil celebrated its 100th birthday with a gala concert bringing together conductor emeritus Zubin Mehta, conductor laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, and myself—three eras of LA Phil leadership!—for the orchestra’s biggest birthday bash ever. It was an absolutely staggering experience for me, performing with two of my heroes, and it's one that I'll never forget.
Read more about the Gala
Watch an LA Phil Centennial Birthday Conversation with Dudamel, Salonen, Mehta
LA Phil Tour
Last Spring, I joined my dear LA Phil in celebrating its centennial anniversary year with tour performances in South Korea, Japan and Scotland, and we continued that centennial international tour this past Fall, with performances in London, Boston and New York City. Programs featured the world premiere of John Adams' Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? with pianist Yuja Wang, alongside works by Mahler and John Williams.
I'd visited before, with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Vienna Philharmonic, but November 2019 marked the first time I'd performed in the Mexican capital with my dear LA Phil—and what a grand time it was! Together, we gave Mexican premieres for works of John Adams, Gabriela Ortiz and Andrew Norman, and presented 96 YOLA musicians with the LA Phil in a cultural exchange with 100 musicians from Music Schools of the National Institute of Fine Arts and Literature, the Sistema Nacional de Fomento Musical en México, and The
Gustavo Dudamel Foundation. I'll never forget the feeling of us performing at CDMX's largest stage, the Auditorio Nacional, with a packed house of 10,000 enthusiastic fans!
Learn more about what's coming up with The Gustavo Dudamel Foundation
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