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Russell Thomas © Fay Fox
Los Angeles

Dudamel serves up Otello at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 15 July 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

LA Phil’s multimedia Das Lied von der Erde is a sight to hear

By , 06 April 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Idiomatic Ives but cursory Tchaikovsky from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 25 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Unspectacular Mahler and Berlioz from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic

By , 24 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall © Chris Lee
New York City

Brisk Brahms from Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall

By , 23 February 2018
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Bernstein's Mass with Dudamel © Craig T Mathew | Mathew Imaging courtesy of LA Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles

Bernstein's Mass gushes, swoons and rages under Dudamel in LA

By , 01 February 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Dudamel celebrates his birthday with a new percussion concerto by Joseph Pereira

By , 26 January 2018
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Barcelona

Dudamel conquers Barcelona with Beethoven’s symphonies

By , 13 March 2017
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
San Francisco

Dudamel and the LA Phil: Well Played in San Francisco!

By , 31 October 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela © Chris Lee
New York City

Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra: a “socks-on” kind of ensemble

By , 07 October 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Hanauer
Los Angeles

Waves of spiritual energy: Dudamel conducts Pärt and Mozart in LA

By , 19 May 2016
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Michelle Veintimilla (Maria past) and Norman Reinhardt (Tony) © Salzburger Festspiele | Silvia Lelli
Salzburg

In Salzburg, how do you solve a problem like two Marias? West Side Story at the Whitsun Festival

By , 13 May 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic promenade through the gallery

By , 16 April 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Keith Sheriff | Barbican
London

Dudamel's Mahler grows up: a transcendent Third with the LA Phil

By , 24 March 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic © Keith Sheriff | Barbican
London

Residency in the Celestial City: LA Phil at the Barbican

By , 23 March 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © RIchard Reinsdorf
Los Angeles

A bright Mahlerian cosmos from Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic

By , 03 March 2016
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Daniel Barenboim and Gustavo Dudamel at the RFH © Southbank Centre / Belinda Lawley
London

“Beer and beard”: Barenboim’s ruminative Brahms with the Bolívars

By , 17 January 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel & Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra © Nohely Oliveros | Fundamusical Bolívar
London

A supreme love: Turangalîla-symphonie with the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela in London

By , 16 January 2016
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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela © Nohely Oliveros
London

Lost in translation: Big band Stravinsky with Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar

By , 14 January 2016
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Los Angeles

Dudamel combines forces in stirring Beethoven's Ninth

By , 06 October 2015
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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela © Nohely Oliveros
Milan

Programmatic can-do from the Simón Bolívar Orchestra at La Scala

By , 03 September 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel
Milan

Introspective Tchaikovsky: The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at La Scala

By , 30 August 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Richard Reinsdorf
Milan

High passion at La Scala: "El Sistema" hits the ground running

By , 21 August 2015
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Maria Agresta (Mimì) and Vittorio Grigolo (Rodolfo) © Marco Brescia & Rudy Amisano
Milan

La Scala's whirring cogs: sublime La bohème with Gustavo Dudamel

By , 19 August 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Nohely Oliveros
Los Angeles

Stars align for Dudamel and Mozart at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 30 July 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel and the musicians from OSSB and Filarmónica de Bogotá © Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Bogotá

Dudamel’s binational concert was a powerful appetizer in Bogotá

By , 06 July 2015
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© Steven Mackey
Los Angeles

Intriguing pairing of Mackey and Reich leads to provocative results at the LA Phil

By , 29 May 2015
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Siudy Garrido © Kike San Martín
Los Angeles

Dudamel’s Iberian-theme brings flair with frayed flamenco.

By , 21 May 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Richard Reinsdorf
Madrid

Here and now: Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony in Madrid

By , 20 January 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Richard Reinsdorf
London

Inspirational Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at full throttle

By , 09 January 2015
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Gustavo Dudamel © Mark Hanauer
London

Dudamel drives the Simón Bolívars to opulence and excess

By , 08 January 2015
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Daniel Barenboim © Monika Rittershaus | Askonas Holt
Berlin

Subdued Brahms concertos from Barenboim at Berlin Festival opening concert

By , 02 September 2014
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Gustavo Dudamel © Richard Reinsdorf
Montreal

Hollywood in Montreal: Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic

By , 20 March 2014
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Yuja Wang © Felix Broede
New York City

Yuja Wang brings breakneck speeds and high emotion to Lincoln Center

By , 17 March 2014
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Gustavo Dudamel © Tristram Kenton
Paris

Gustavo Dudamel conducting Berlioz’s Requiem at Notre-Dame

By , 22 January 2014
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Gustavo Dudamel  ©  fotoschuster
Birmingham

Dudamel and the Philharmonia's Mahler 7 in Birmingham

By , 15 November 2013
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Wiener Philharmoniker  ©  Richard Schuster
Vienna

Dudamel and the Vienna Philharmonic celebrate the Konzerthaus' centennial with Beethoven 9

By , 20 October 2013
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Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl  ©  Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Dudamel conducts Verdi's Requiem with revelatory results at the Hollywood Bowl

By , 13 August 2013
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©  Craig T. Mathew & Greg Grudt/Mathew Imaging
Los Angeles

Alden's Marriage of Figaro at the LA Phil leaves out Da Ponte

By , 25 May 2013
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Lang Lang  ©  Peter Hönnemann - under exclusive license to Sony Classical for Lang Lang’s new release "The Chopin Album"
Los Angeles

Loving Lang Lang: Heroic Tchaikovsky and Nielsen with Dudamel in Los Angeles

By , 02 May 2013
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Gustavo Dudamel conducts the LA Philharmonic Orchestra at the Barbican  ©  Mark Allan
London

Stupendously good: The LA Phil and Dudamel explore colour at the Barbican

By , 17 March 2013
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European première of The Gospel According to the Other Mary at the Barbican  ©  Keith Sheriff
London

The Gospel according to Peter Sellars: The LA Phil bring a European première to the Barbican

By , 16 March 2013
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Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group at the Barbican Centre  ©  Mark Allan
London

To make you think: LA Phil New Music Group with Dudamel and Adams at the Barbican

By , 14 March 2013
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Unsuk Chin  ©  EricRichmond/ArenaPAL
Los Angeles

LA Phil New Music Group plays Adams, Pereira, and Chin

By , 26 February 2013
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The Colburn Orchestra  ©  Philip Pirolo, The Colburn School
Los Angeles

Dudamel and Paredes lead Colburn Orchestra in music by Revueltas, Copland, Tchaikovsky

By , 19 February 2013
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Gustavo Dudamel and members of SBSOV  ©  Peg Skorpinski
Berkeley

Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra rock the Bay Area

By , 29 November 2012
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Oliver Knussen  ©  Maurice Foxall
Los Angeles

Dudamel and the LA Phil take Disney Hall Where the Wild Things Are

By , 11 October 2012
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Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Philharmonic  ©  Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles

Andsnes joins Dudamel and the LA Phil in Beethoven

By , 05 October 2012
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Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil  ©  Courtesy of Los Angeles Philharmonic Association
Los Angeles

Opening night with LA Phil and Dudamel a thrill ride

By , 28 September 2012
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Sergio Tiempo  ©  Sussie Ahlburg
Los Angeles

Sergio Tiempo plays Ginastera with the LA Phil and Dudamel

By , 16 August 2012
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