Dudamel Leads Beethoven and Smith

September 21, 2023, 9:00 pm

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Gustavo Dudamel
Gustavo Dudamel (Photo: Danny Clinch for LA Phil)

The thrilling way Beethoven treats different dance rhythms in his Seventh Symphony made it a hit from the start, and Dudamel is the perfect interpreter to bring out its vibrant and whirling character. Gustavo also leads Gabriella Smith’s brand-new Lost Coast, a cello concerto played by Gabriel Cabezas. For Thursday and Saturday night audiences, Lost Coast is paired with Ellen Reid’s West Coast Sky Eternal, another world premiere.


Ellen Reid: West Coast Sky Eternal
World premiere, LA Phil commission

Gabriella Smith: Lost Coast: Concerto for Cello and Orchestra
Gabriel Cabezas, cello
World premiere, LA Phil commission

Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 7