GUSTAVO DUDAMEL GOES “OFF THE PODIUM” FOR SiriusXM’S EXCLUSIVE BROADCAST; TAPING MARCH 26, 2013 IN NEW YORK CITY; MODERATED BY DAVID HYDE PIERCE
“OFF THE PODIUM WITH GUSTAVO DUDAMEL” CELEBRATES HIS RECORDINGS WITH THE LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC INCLUDING MAHLER 9 (AVAILABLE IN ALL FORMATS), A PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED CONCERT RECORDING OF DEBUSSY/STRAVINSKY, AND “LA PHIL LIVE” CATALOG RECORDINGS NEWLY MASTERED FOR ITUNES, ALL AVAILABLE MARCH 26
Gustavo Dudamel, the dynamic conductor and Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela is confirmed to participate in his first-ever, exclusive radio broadcast with SiriusXM, “Off the Podium with Gustavo Dudamel.” Moderated by the award-winning actor David Hyde Pierce, the program will be recorded on March 26, 2013 at the SiriusXM studios in New York City, and broadcast on their Symphony Hall channel (channel 76) on March 29, 2013 at 6:00 PM EDT, with repeat broadcasts on March 30, March 31 and April 1.
The two cultural figures will discuss Dudamel’s career, with a spotlight on his prolific recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, particularly those with the LA Phil, including Mahler 9, which is the first Dudamel/LA Phil recording available as both a physical and digital product. Recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall during 2012’s “Mahler Project,” Mahler 9 was released in February 2013. On March 26, 2013, previously unreleased performances of Debussy’s La mer and Stravinsky’s The Firebird – recorded in early March at Walt Disney Concert Hall - will be released under the new LA Phil Live banner. Currently on tour, Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will perform both pieces on March 28, 2013 at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall.
Also coming March 26 are six catalog titles being re-issued under the LA Phil Live banner as “Mastered for iTunes.” All six were recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall and feature Dudamel and the LA Phil. The re-issued recordings include:
Gustavo Dudamel is the dynamic conductor whose passionate music-making is invigorating audiences of all ages worldwide. The impact of his musical leadership is felt on several continents. While his commitment to his music director posts in the United States and Venezuela accounts for the major portion of his yearly schedule, Dudamel also guest conducts with some of the world’s greatest musical institutions each season. Dudamel is in his fourth season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, where his contract has already been extended until 2018/19, the orchestra’s 100th season. Under his leadership the Los Angeles Philharmonic has extended its reach to an unprecedented extent through innovative programming and community outreach, including Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), influenced by Venezuela’s widely successful El Sistema. With YOLA, Gustavo brings music to children in the underserved communities of Los Angeles, and also serves as an inspiration for similar efforts throughout the United States, as well as for programs in Sweden and Scotland.
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The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from October through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
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