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Venezuela Cancels Gustavo Dudamel Tour After His Criticisms

814 days ago
New York TimesStung by Mr. Dudamel’s recent statements, the Venezuelan government called off his concerts next month with the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. more info

Dudamel worked to free an arrested Venezuelan musician, and he's taking heat from President Maduro

815 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentGustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic music director who has slowly been pulled deeper into the political and economic crisis of his native Venezuela, helped to win the release of a musician-protester detained by the government, a source clos... more info

Gustavo Dudamel speaks out on Venezuela's constitution fight: ‘The present is the future’

845 days ago
L.A. Times - Entertainment“You know, I didn’t want to speak out,” Gustavo Dudamel said in a short interview in his office at Walt Disney Concert Hall. He’d just taken part in a conversation at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s “Take a Stand” symposium, which brings... more info

The Bowl is no Bayreuth. And with Wagner in Dudamel's defiant hands, that's not a bad thing

845 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentWe know exactly the atmosphere in which Wagner wanted his music performed. Or at least we think we do, and it is not sonically, physically and aesthetically the Hollywood Bowl, where Gustavo Dudamel happened to lead a spectacularly effective all-Wagn... more info

Sondheim on 'Sondheim on Sondheim' at the Hollywood Bowl

846 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentThe last time Stephen Sondheim was at the Hollywood Bowl was 2005 for a concert in honor of his 75th birthday. "They handled the traffic pretty well,” he recalls. On Sunday, the Hollywood Bowl will again be filled with the sound of Sondheim when Gu... more info

Gustavo Dudamel gives Misty Copeland the royal treatment in the Hollywood Bowl's classical opener

854 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentAmerican Ballet Theatre finished its New York season with a Tchaikovsky Spectacular last weekend that freed two of its biggest stars, Misty Copeland and Marcelo Gomes, to appear at the Hollywood Bowl on Tuesday night. Freed and prepared. The New York... more info

The draw of Yuja Wang and Bartók brings surprising consequences

899 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentGustavo Dudamel begins a two-week cycle of Bartók piano concertos with Yuja Wang that also includes Janácek (the spectacular "Glagolitic Mass") and Stravinsky (the rarely heard "Requiem Canticles"). more info

Dudamel and the L.A. Phil bid a heartfelt farewell to Deborah Borda

908 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentGustavo Dudamel didn’t dedicate his silken performance of Schubert’s elegant Fifth Symphony on Thursday night to Deborah Borda. But the touchingly tender slow movement spoke for itself. After opening his program with the symphony, having reached ... more info

Dudamel gives Schubertian tragedy a surprising buoyancy

915 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentThe young Franz Schubert has a friend in Gustavo Dudamel. Last week, the Los Angeles Philharmonic began a cycle of Schubert’s symphonies with the opening concert dedicated to the youths dying in protest marches in Dudamel’s native Venezuela. Amon... more info

Dudamel dedicates concert to a slain student in Venezuela — and opens a new chapter with the L.A. Phil

921 days ago
L.A. Times - EntertainmentNo one makes history with Schubert’s early symphonies. Schubert didn’t. But Gustavo Dudamel did Friday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall. He walked on stage with uncharacteristic brusqueness — no smiles. The Venezuelan music director of the Los... more info

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