October 25, 2021

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LA Philharmonic Returns with Gustavo Dudamel and Cynthia Arevo

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A year later where the audience could not personally enjoy the Los Angeles Philharmonic due to the epidemic, the orchestra returns with a roaring celebration at the Walt Disney Concert Hall on Saturday night. The evening included performances Cynthia Arevo, Pianist Seong-Jin Cho And a drumline.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel, Who was also nominated as the music director of the Opera Nacional de Paris in April, recalled his beginnings 12 years ago under the leadership of LA Phil. ”My hair was almost all black. … We missed playing at the amazing Frank Gehry concert hall here, ”he said. But looking hopefully at the situation, he added, “We celebrate the fact that life’s obstacles are opportunities.”

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The Walt Disney Concert is an open night gala
Craig T. Photo by Matthew and Greg Grud / Matthew Imaging

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Early in the lockdown, Phil was celebrating black artists with his power. “We thought we would be back next week or next month, but it didn’t happen next week or next month. It’s been more than a year, “said Dudamel.

After the concert, guests flowed across a black carpet toward Jerry Moss Plaza. The festival, which raised about 3 3 million for Phil and his benefactors, included members of the Young Orchestra LA Christine Kiwi Bach is playing solo in Cello and Drumline Live is giving an exciting performance.

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The Walt Disney Concert is an open night gala
Craig T. Photo by Matthew and Greg Grud / Matthew Imaging

Matthew Imaging

Chad SmithThe chairman of the board of directors of LA Phil said the evening was called homecoming because it was not only the football season, but also the orchestra’s return home. “Tonight, the Walt Disney Concert Hall resonates with the music,” he said.

Greeting Dudamel, Smith said, “Paris is thrilled to have Gustavo, which we have experienced night after night. His creativity is limitless. Gustavo, you are the center of gravity of our organization.”

Dudamel told guests at the dinner, “What I do is not a job, it’s a mission. … We are here because music is one that connects us all to something we do not see, but feel. It’s magic. “

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