Symphony Concert 30

Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela | Gustavo Dudamel

Chávez | Prokofiev | Bartók

Sat, 15.09.18.30No. 18356

KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

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Summer Festival

17.08.-16.09. 2018

 

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    15.

    Sep

    Saturday
    18.30

    KKL Luzern, Concert Hall

    Symphony Concert 30

    Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela | Gustavo Dudamel

    Gustavo Dudamel  conductor
    Carlos Chávez (1899–1978)
    Symphony No. 1 Sinfonía de Antígona
    Sergei Prokofiev (1891–1953)
    Scythian Suite for large orchestra, Op. 20
    Carlos Chávez (1899–1978)
    Symphony No. 2 Sinfonía india
    Béla Bartók (1881–1945)
    The Miraculous Mandarin, Sz. 73

    (Concert version)

    Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela

    The Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela is the flagship of the state-sponsored network of Venezuelan orchestras. Founded in 1975 by José Antonio Abreu, it was previously known as the Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana and today comprises 170 members who have been trained in a national system devoted to music education at a young age. Renowned orchestral players from all over the world have worked with these musicians in master classes. And such conductors as Claudio Abbado, Daniel Barenboim, Lorin Maazel, Krzysztof Penderecki, Sir Simon Rattle, and Esa-Pekka Salonen have performed the symphonic repertoire with them. Since 1999 Gustavo Dudamel has served as Music Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela. In recent years the Orchestra has performed with him at such festivals and venues as the BBC Proms in London, the Edinburgh Festival, Dresden Staatsoper, and the Salzburg Festival, as well as in Berlin and Istanbul. In 2014 the musicians went on tour for the first time to the Middle East to perform in Oman and Abu Dhabi; in 2015 they took part in performances of Puccini’s La bohème at the EXPO in Milan and gave several Beethoven programs as part of residencies in Los Angeles and Berkeley. In January 2016 they completed a major European tour with twelve concerts, and in May and August they were heard in Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Salzburg Whitsun and Summer Festivals, respectively. The Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar de Venezuela has released numerous CDs of works by Beethoven, Tchai-kovsky, Mahler, and Wagner. Their album Fiesta, featuring music by Latin American composers, became a top seller. The Orchestra has been named a UNESCO Artist for Peace. It is generously supported by the commitment of the Hilti Foundation as Tour Sponsor.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 24 March 2007, with Gustavo Dudamel conducting works by Gustav Mahler.

    August 2016

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    Gustavo Dudamel

    Gustavo Dudamel, who was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, received his musical education through the countrywide pedagogical network known as “El Sistema.” In 1999, the 18-year-old conductor was appointed Music Director of the Sinfónica de la Juventud Venezolana – now known as the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra – which he continues to lead. Dudamel came to international attention when he won the Gustav Mahler Conducting Competition in Bamberg in 2004. He subsequently went on to make his debut with many acclaimed orchestras, including the Boston and Chicago Symphony Orchestras, the Berlin and Vienna Philharmonics, the Philharmonia Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic. From 2007 to 2012 Dudamel helmed the Gothenburg Symphony, and since the fall of 2009 he has served as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which in the meantime has extended his contract to 2022. In Los Angeles he has moreover intensively focused on his work with young people through the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), which is based on the El Sistema model and which also represents a kind of orchestral academy. In the 2016-17 season Dudamel will perform a cycle of all of Schubert’s symphonies in Los Angeles, which will be paired with the orchestral lieder of Gustav Mahler. He will also conduct the Vienna Philharmonic in their legendary New Year’s concert. Dudamel has also been successful in the field of opera: in the fall of 2015 he conducted Mozart’s Figaro at the Berlin Staatsoper; in April 2016 came his debut at Vienna Staatsoper with Puccini’s Turandot, and he subsequently led Bernstein’s West Side Story at the Salzburg Whitsun Festival. Gustavo Dudamel has received many awards, including the Premio de la Latinidad in 2007, the City of Toronto Glenn Gould Protégé Prize in 2009, and the Leonard Bernstein Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.

    LUCERNE FESTIVAL debut on 24 March 2007 with the Sinfónica de la Juventud Simón Bolívar, in a program of works by Gustav Mahler.

    August 2016

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