Gustavo Dudamel, L.A. Phil to perform at London's Barbican Centre in 2011
The Los Angeles Philharmonic won't announce its 2010-11 season for a few more weeks, but Britain's Barbican Centre revealed today that the orchestra would be visiting London in January 2011.
Gustavo Dudamel, the orchestra's music director, will conduct the orchestra in two performances at the Barbican. On Jan. 27, 2011, they will perform John Adams' "Slonimsky’s Earbox," Bernstein's Symphony No. 1 "Jeremiah" and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor is schedule to perform the vocal part in "Jeremiah."
The orchestra's visit ends the next day with Mahler's Symphony No. 9.
The L.A. Philharmonic said it would announce its 2010-11 season on Feb. 16. A spokeswoman for the orchestra confirmed the dates at the Barbican.
Also part of the Barbican's coming season is an appearance by John Malkovich in the stage production "The Infernal Comedy," which will play June 17, 2011. The play, which is set to several operatic arias, tells the story of real-life serial killer Jack Unterweger (Malkovich), who murdered a number of prostitutes in L.A. and in Europe.
"The Infernal Comedy" was first performed in Santa Monica in 2008, with Malkovich appearing with the local Baroque ensemble Musica Angelica under the baton of Martin Haselböck, who will also conduct the Barbican engagement. The play toured cities in Europe in 2009.
The Barbican will host a tribute to composer Steve Reich, set for May 2011.
Peter Sellars will stage his "Kafka Fragments" on Nov. 11, 2010, starring Dawn Upshaw. The production has toured the U.S. and was performed at Walt Disney Concert Hall in November 2008.
Pierre Audi will stage a production titled "Liebestod," featuring music by Wagner, Berg and Van der Aa.
Other orchestras that will visit the Barbican include the Berlin Philharmonic, the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra and the Houston Symphony.
-- David Ng
Photo: Gustavo Dudamel. Credit: Antonio Cotrim / EPA