Constant innovation and endless reinvention define the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and, once again, they are sure to thrill Boston audiences this fall. Since their last local performance in 2019, the ensemble has continued to harness the power of live classical music to foster community and artistic growth, commission new works, and showcase diverse performers and composers.
Now in his 12th season as music and artistic director, Gustavo Dudamel’s vision and creative direction has led the New York Times to herald the Los Angeles Philharmonic as “the most important orchestra in America—period.”
Joining Dudamel for the local premiere of a newly commissioned work by Mexican composer Gabriela Ortiz is the young and electrifying Spanish violinist María Dueñas. With this performance, Dueñas makes her Boston debut; she takes the stage with major orchestras all around the world in the coming season.
This can't-miss event closes—fittingly—with the mighty orchestra performing Mahler’s evocative and triumphant Symphony No. 1, the “Titan.”
“What defines the Los Angeles Philharmonic? Is it the music and artistic director Gustavo Dudamel’s exciting performances of symphonies central to the repertory? Or is it the risks the orchestra takes on rarities and new pieces…The fact that the answer is, truly, “both” is a testament to the Philharmonic’s excellence on more fronts than almost any other ensemble.”The New York Times