Hollywood Bowl 2014: Dudamel’s own film soundtrack, opera, Beethoven

Posted on: May 1, 2014

“At a season preview party at the Hollywood Bowl Tuesday evening, Los Angeles Philharmonic President Deborah Borda welcomed guests and sponsors to what she called L.A.’s ‘truly populist yet world-class venue,’ ” writes Nabih Bulos in Wednesday’s (4/30) Los Angeles Times. Music Director Gustavo “Dudamel marveled at his five years with the Philharmonic … [and] almost shyly discussed his film composition debut for the Alberto Alvero-helmed Simon Bolivar biopic ‘Libertador,’ warning the audience ‘not to expect anything special’ and describing his foray into the world of soundtracks as ‘a great experience that I don’t know if I will do again.’ The Phil will play a suite from the film on the July 31. He enthusiastically pointed to what he thinks are highlights of the season, such as the concert-style opera double bill ‘Cavalleria Rusticana’ and ‘Pagliacci,’ as well as the return of ‘some old friends’ such as Yuja Wang, the brothers Capucon and Los Angeles’ own John Williams.” Beethoven’s “mighty 5th Symphony will be played by Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the first time on July 22 and 24.”

Posted May 1, 2014

Pictured: Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 2009. Photo by Jason Redmond / AP