Los Angeles Philharmonic announces 2010-2011 season

Posted on: February 17, 2010

In Wednesday’s (2/17) Los Angeles Times, Mark Swed writes, “Basking in the popularity of Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic used an online press conference Tuesday morning to announce that—unlike most recession-weary arts organizations—it will hold the course. The orchestra’s 2010-11 season and the Venezuelan’s second as music director will include 12 subscription weeks conducted by Dudamel at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the return of Esa-Pekka Salonen and the premieres of 19 new works, 12 commissioned by the Philharmonic. Two composer-focused festivals, a European tour, new music concerts and an expanded education program will also compete for attention amid dizzying myriad programs and activities. … Dudamel will begin 2011 with performances of Beethoven’s Seventh and Mahler’s Ninth symphonies, which he will then take on his first European tour with the Philharmonic, a 16-day trip to Portugal, Spain, Germany, England, France, Hungary and Austria.” Dudamel will also pair Brahms’s four symphonies and Requiem with world or U.S. premieres by Golijov, Gubaidulina, Lieberson, Gorecki, and Mackay. “Pianist Herbie Hancock becomes creative chair for jazz, and the jazz series will feature Natalie Cole, Brad Mehldau, the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Hancock.”

Posted February 17, 2010