LA Phil and Dudamel come to London

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and their music director Gustavo Dudamel have announced they’ll be playing two concerts at London’s Barbican Centre on January 27 and 28.

Gustavo Dudamel

The shows mark Dudamel’s first UK performance as the LA Phil’s Music Director. The programme for the two concerts includes John Adams' Slonimsky's Earbox, Bernstein's Symphony No.1 Jeremiah (featuring mezzo-soprano Kelley O'Connor) and Beethoven's Symphony No.7 on 27 January, and Mahler's Symphony No.9 on 28 January.

“One of the most important things when you go on tour is to bring works that identify the orchestra with its own musical history”, said Dudamel. “As one of the most famous contemporary North American composers and our Creative Chair, John Adams is already a strong part of the orchestra’s identity and was a perfect choice for us to include in the tour program. Bernstein, Beethoven and Mahler are composers to whom I feel close and are a big part of my life.”

Classic FM will broadcast both concerts on 16 and 17 February as part of The Full Works Concert with Jane Jones.