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Gustavo Dudamel’s Debut

Mar 24, 2022, 7:30 PM
Mar 25, 2022, 2:00 PM
Mar 26, 2022, 8:00 PM
Mar 27, 2022, 2:00 PM

Performance Details

Gustavo Dudamel Conductor
Sergio Tiempo Piano

Benzecry MUYUY, The circle of life (world premiere—Philadelphia Orchestra commission)
Ginastera Piano Concerto No. 1
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Gustavo Dudamel electrifies audiences around the globe with his passionate approach to everything he conducts. Shostakovich’s Fifth Symphony is a perfect showcase for his highly anticipated Philadelphia Orchestra debut. 

The program opens with the world premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s MUYUY, The circle of life, written during the COVID-19 pandemic. Muyuy is a Quechua language reference to the idea that life and death are “integrated in a continuity without beginning or end, everything transforms and continues.” South-American composer Alberto Ginastera’s fierce Piano Concerto complements this dynamic program highlighting Dudamel’s creative energy on the podium.

Verizon Hall