The New York Philharmonic has introduced Gustavo Dudamel might be their subsequent Music and Creative Director, taking the rostrum in 2026, following Jaap van Zweden, and persevering with within the footsteps of Gustav Mahler and Leonard Bernstein. You possibly can tune into KUSC for a brand new season of SoCal Sunday Night time: LA Phil from Walt Disney Live performance Corridor beginning April 2nd. We’ll have extra reflections on the place Dudamel has taken the orchestra then, however we requested Brian Lauritzen, who hosts Classical California’s LA Phil broadcasts for his preliminary response:
The information of Gustavo Dudamel’s impending departure as Music and Creative Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic hit me right now with a mixture of equal components disappointment, appreciation, and pleasure. Unhappiness to must say goodbye to an artist who has meant a lot to our area for the previous 17 years. Appreciation for the myriad methods by which Dudamel has expanded classical music entry to so many people who wouldn’t have it in any other case. And pleasure each to see what he’ll create in New York and for what’s subsequent on the LA Phil, an orchestra which is all the time wanting ahead.
I began internet hosting the Los Angeles Philharmonic radio broadcasts throughout Esa-Pekka Salonen’s ultimate season as music director. KUSC aired Salonen’s ultimate concert events dwell and we had been there backstage on the Hollywood Bowl for Gustavo Dudamel’s inaugural efficiency because the LA Phil’s music director in 2009. It has been an immense privilege for me personally to have a backstage go to his complete tenure on the LA Phil and to share that with our viewers right here at Classical California KUSC. I sit up for persevering with to deliver you nice performances by Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil throughout his three-year farewell tour.
Brian Lauritzen and co-host Dennis Bartel interview Gustavo Dudamel backstage at his first official LA Phil live performance in 2009 on the Hollywood Bowl.
Brian provides Dudamel a KUSC swag bag after a dwell broadcast that occurred to fall on the conductor’s birthday.
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Brian Lauritzen is the weekday afternoon drive host on Classical KUSC and host of the nationally-syndicated radio broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
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