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Video of Gustavo Dudamel's L.A. Phil inaugural gala concert coming to iTunes

September 7, 2010 | 12:00 pm


Music Director Gustavo Dudamel's 2009 inaugural gala with the Los Angeles Philharmonic will be featured in the first full-length classical concert video on iTunes.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn. says that the Deutsche Grammophon live recording, part of the DG Concerts series, will be available for download starting Sept. 14. The video shows the Oct. 8, 2009, performance at Walt Disney Concert Hall in which the  young Venezuelan conductor led the orchestra in the world premiere of John Adams' "City Noir," which was commissioned for the event, and Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

Other Phil tech ventures include the "Bravo Gustavo" online and iPhone conducting game and a Hollywood Bowl phone app.

Dudamel and the Philharmonic will open the 2010-11 season with an Oct. 7 gala concert with Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez.

-- Karen Wada

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel conducting the 2009 inaugural gala concert. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times.


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PBS presented this on Great Performances with Andy Garcia introducing the event, and john Adams speaking ab out City Noir.

The Los Angeles Philharmonic releasing a full length classical music concert of John Adams "City Noir" and the Mahler First Symphony on iTunes! This is fasciinating, but it kind of makes me wonder. Is this the beginning of the end of people attending classical music concerts and instead they will stay at home and download concerts and listen to them on their computers? I, for one would certainly miss the excitement of being right there in the concert hall as the music is being performed. Lets hope it`s just an experiment!


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