NY Philharmonic lures LA’s star conductor Gustavo Dudamel



LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The New York Philharmonic mentioned on Tuesday that famend Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel will develop into the orchestra’s music and inventive director starting in 2026, dealing a blow to the music world of Los Angeles.

Recognized for his kinetic vitality and bouncing curly hair, Dudamel has led the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009. He was employed by Deborah Borda, who’s now the president of the New York Philharmonic.

With Dudamel on the helm, the New York Instances known as the LA Phil “a very powerful orchestra in America – interval.”

“I’m grateful to the musicians and management of the New York Philharmonic as we embark upon this new and delightful journey collectively,” Dudamel mentioned on Tuesday. “As the good poet Federico García Lorca mentioned: ‘Each step we tackle earth brings us to a brand new world.’”

Dudamel, 42, has performed 26 live shows of the NY Phil and made his debut there at simply 26 years of age.

Coming to Los Angeles at 27, Dudamel labored to convey new audiences to classical music on the Walt Disney Live performance Corridor and the Hollywood Bowl, promote music from the Americas and have interaction with up to date composers and musicians.

And because the most well-known product of Venezuela’s acclaimed community of music colleges often called El Sistema, he additionally began a youth orchestra often called YOLA in 2007, offering 1,500 younger folks with free devices and instruction.

LA Phil’s chief govt officer, Chad Smith, congratulated Dudamel and mentioned he “has left indelible marks on classical music, the LA Phil and Los Angeles.”

Smith mentioned Dudamel programmed among the most bold works ever staged, impressed the orchestra to succeed in new ranges of artistry, expanded the bounds of Walt Disney Live performance Corridor, and demonstrated the ability of music to alter folks’s lives via YOLA.

On the NY Phil, he’ll succeed Dutch conductor Jaap van Zweden.

(Reporting by Mary Milliken; Enhancing by Daniel Wallis)

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