The LA Phil's music director Gustavo Dudamel appears on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno this evening. Watch part 1 of the interview here.
January 9: Dudamel conducts Beethoven 7
During this LIVE broadcast, Dudamel leads a program of passionate, vigorous music by three different composers, each of whom expresses that passion in a highly individual style. The highlight is Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 – his ebullient, life-affirming symphony that achieved instant popular acclaim lasting to this day. Also featured is the Stravinsky-inspired Slonimsky’s Earbox written by acclaimed American composer John Adams (Nixon in China), and Leonard Bernstein’s powerful First Symphony, "Jeremiah," a profoundly personal account of the Book of Lamentations.
March 13: Dudamel conducts Tchaikovsky
This all-Tchaikovsky program features his three Overture-Fantasies inspired by Shakespeare plays – Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and The Tempest. Interspersed between these wonderful symphonic poems will be readings from the Bard’s immortal works by a cast of leading actors.
June 5: Dudamel conducts Brahms 4
Power and beauty can be heard throughout Brahms’ Fourth Symphony, from the tragic first movement – the composer at his most dramatic and passionate – through the requiem-like second and surprisingly joyful third, to the climactic final chords of the forceful last movement. Dudamel also is joined by brothers Renaud and Gautier Capuçon for Brahms’ towering Double Concerto, Brahms’ final orchestral work.
In San Antonio, there are five theaters you can go and see these concerts: http://www.fathomevents.com/upcoming/locations/78229/01/09/2011/PerformingArts/event/laphil_beethoven.aspx