Elizabeth and Henry Segerstrom Select Series
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Pre-concert lecture by Christopher Russell, 1:30pm
WEBERN: Five Pieces for Orchestra, Op. 10
TAKEMITSU: Requiem (for strings)
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 7 in E major
In its annual Orange County performance, the Los Angeles Philharmonic pays tribute to Toru Takemitsu with a rare performance of Requiem. Praised by Igor Stravinsky, this piece gained Takemitsu international attention and affirmed him as the leading Japanese composer of the 20th century. Both at home and abroad, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras, is leading the way in innovative programming and redefining the musical experience.
Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Maestro Gustavo Dudamel comes to Orange County for the first time as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Maestro Dudamel’s infectious energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought-after conductors by orchestras and opera companies around the world. A leader of major orchestras on three continents, Dudamel also serves as Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony and enters his eleventh year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela.
“The Los Angeles Philharmonic tops the list of America’s premier orchestras and serves as a lesson in how to update an august cultural institution without cheapening its work.” – New York Times