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John Adams © Vern Evans
Los Angeles

Must the Devil have all the good tunes? John Adams' concerto premieres at the LA Phil

By , 07 March 2019
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Gustavo Dudamel © Gerardo Gomez | Fundamusical
Los Angeles

Hope triumphs over despair: Dudamel conducts Mahler's Ninth in LA

By , 28 February 2019
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Tan Dun © Columbia Artists
Los Angeles

Tan Dun's new Passion: from the Bodhi tree to Nirvana in 95 minutes

By , 09 February 2019
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Sonya Yoncheva (Desdemona) © Ken Howard | Metropolitan Opera
New York City

Yoncheva and Dudamel shine in a blazing Otello at the Met

By , 17 December 2018
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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
***11
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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
****1
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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
****1
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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
****1
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Gustavo Dudamel
Milan

Introspective Tchaikovsky: The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at La Scala

By , 30 August 2015
****1
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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
****1
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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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Madrid

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

By , 20 January 2015
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London

Inspirational Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra at full throttle

By , 09 January 2015
****1
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London

Dudamel drives the Simón Bolívars to opulence and excess

By , 08 January 2015
***11
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Berlin

Subdued Brahms concertos from Barenboim at Berlin Festival opening concert

By , 02 September 2014
***11
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Montreal

Hollywood in Montreal: Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic

By , 20 March 2014
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New York City

Yuja Wang brings breakneck speeds and high emotion to Lincoln Center

By , 17 March 2014
*****
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Paris

Gustavo Dudamel conducting Berlioz’s Requiem at Notre-Dame

By , 22 January 2014
****1
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Birmingham

Dudamel and the Philharmonia's Mahler 7 in Birmingham

By , 15 November 2013
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Vienna

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

By , 20 October 2013
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Los Angeles

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

By , 13 August 2013
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Los Angeles

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

By , 25 May 2013
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Los Angeles

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

By , 02 May 2013
*****
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London

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

By , 17 March 2013
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London

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

By , 16 March 2013
***11
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London

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

By , 14 March 2013
****1
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Los Angeles

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

By , 26 February 2013
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Los Angeles

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

By , 19 February 2013
****1
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Berkeley

Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra rock the Bay Area

By , 29 November 2012
****1
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