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L.A. Philharmonic adds Dudamel concert to current season

January 29, 2010 |  5:00 am


The Los Angeles Philharmonic is giving audiences an added chance to catch music director Gustavo Dudamel this season.

Dudamel will perform an additional concert at 7:30 p.m. April 25, said the orchestra today. He will conduct the L.A. Philharmonic in the same program as his inaugural concert as music director at Walt Disney Concert Hall in October. 

The program features John Adam's "City Noir," an L.A. Philharmonic commission, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

Tickets for the concert will go on sale Feb. 6.

Deutsche Grammophon released a DVD titled "Gustavo Dudamel/Los Angeles Philharmonic: The Inaugural Concert" in December. The concert has also aired on PBS' Great Performances series.

April's concert will mark the fifth time that the orchestra has performed Adam's "City Noir" at Disney Hall.

In his review, Times music critic Mark Swed wrote that "City Noir" is perhaps one of Adams' "most demanding works." The symphonic work is divided into three movements -- "The City and its Double," "The Song Is for You" and "Boulevard Night."

-- David Ng

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Photo: Gustavo Dudamel and John Adams, at the world premiere of "City Noir." Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times