25 January 2017
Gustavo & Bolívars embark on expansive Beethoven symphony tour
Delving into an expansive exploration of the symphonies of Beethoven, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela make appearances in three major European cities this March.
"For me," says Gustavo, "Beethoven's symphonies lead us on a journey to discover our deepest human emotions."
The tour sees Gustavo lead the orchestra in a series of five-day residencies across Europe. They kick off the tour at the Palau de la Música Orféo Catalá in Barcelona, presenting the complete Beethoven symphonies from March 12 to 16.
March 12 – Symphonies No. 1 & 2
March 12 – Symphonies No. 3 & 4
March 13 – Symphonies No. 5 & 6
March 14 – Symphonies No. 7 & 8
March 15 – Symphony No. 9
Appearing as part of the Elbphilharmonie's inaugural season, Gustavo conducts the Bolívars in five performances in Hamburg from March 19 to 23.
At Vienna's Musikverein, Gustavo and the Bolívars conclude their tour with concerts from March 26 to 30.