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      Dudamel Signs with LA Philharmonic through 2021-22 season

      Friday, March 27, 2015, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract as the orchestra’s music director through the 2021-22 season. The 34-year-old Venezuelan conductor and violinist made his LA Philharmonic debut in 2005. In 2007, the Philharmonic named Dudamel as its next music director, a position which he began with the beginning more... more...

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      Pianist Orion Weiss stops by the WFMT Levin Studio for a LIVE concert on Impromptu on Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:00 AM. Orion Weiss last appeared at Symphony Center in 2012 with Emmanuel Ax as part of the Keys To The City Festival. His appearances at Symphony Center on Thursday, March 26 and Saturday, March 28 more... more...

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      To celebrate the 90th Birthday of Pierre Boulez, WFMT went backstage with musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to hear some of their favorite memories of working with this illustrious conductor, composer, and musician. Few know Boulez better than these musicians. Watch the video below to learn how working with Boulez impacted the players and more... more...

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      Today, WFMT celebrates composer, conductor, and musician Pierre Boulez on his 90th birthday. Boulez, who was recently awarded a 2015 Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, is one of the most influential figures in modern music. In addition to celebrating the music of Boulez with us on the air, enjoy three podcasts of Boulez in conversation at the WFMT more... more...

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