LA Philharmonic Announces 2013/14 New Season
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by BWW News Desk
Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and President Deborah Borda today announced the 2013/14 season of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. This new season, the Orchestra's 95th, celebrates both the 10th anniversary of the opening of Walt Disney Concert Hall and Gustavo Dudamel's 5th year as Music Director.
The pillars of this celebratory period, with 13 new commissions, 11 world premieres, 4 U.S. premieres and 4 West Coast premieres, include:
"The tenth birthday of Walt Disney Concert Hall is a wonderful reason for our great city of Los Angeles to celebrate," said Gustavo Dudamel, Music Director. "Our friend and colleague, Frank Gehry, lovingly built this world-renowned masterpiece as a living room for the people, and we get to share it with you through our music making. This season, I am excited by all of our musical offerings, from the works that inspired me to become a musician to the numerous commissions and premieres that have become a trademark of the LA Phil. An additional delight for me is to have my two musical families, the LA Phil and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, working together once again - this time with Tchaikovsky. As a young boy, I discovered Tchaikovsky through great recordings and he has had a very special place in my heart ever since. I hope that you will join us to celebrate this great hall and great music."