Wednesday, October 21 at 8 p.m.
Bursting on to the international scene in 1999 as the 18-year-old wunderkind conductor of the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela, Gustavo Dudamel has taken the classical music world by storm. In fall 2009, he will become the new music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. GREAT PERFORMANCES will join the opening night festivities for Dudamel’s inaugural gala concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on October 8. The concert’s repertoire is currently planned to include Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 as well as the premiere of John Adams’ City Noir (a commission of the LA Philharmonic).