04 May 2011
First two weeks of
This May and June, Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in five consecutive weeks of concerts focusing on the works of the German composer Johannes Brahms. The series, titled "Brahms Unbound," begins with performances on May 5, 6, 7 and 8 of the composer's Academic Festival Overture and First Symphony as well as Dutilleux's L'arbre des songes. The latter of the three pieces features violinist Leonidas Kavakos as the soloist. During the second of five weeks, on May 12, 13, 14 and 15, Dudamel leads the orchestra in a program that includes the West Coast premiere of Stephen Mackey's Beautiful Passing, with MacArthur Prize-winning violinist Leila Josefowicz as the soloist, and Brahms's Requiem, with soprano Christine Schäfer and baritone Matthias Goerne as soloists.
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