Los Angeles Philharmonic
International Associate Residency
Barbican audiences already know that Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil are one of the most electrifying orchestra-conductor partnerships at work today. Their latest London residency shows why.
And if you’ve heard them before, you’ll know precisely what we’re talking about. Regulars won’t need telling twice about the urgency of Dudamel’s Beethoven and Shostakovich – and you can imagine the dynamism they’ll bring to music by Varèse, Salonen and Leonard Bernstein.
But this is a partnership with a uniquely forward-looking philosophy: and the centrepiece of their residency is the European premiere performance of Ted Hearne’s extraordinary Place, a genre-crossing sonic reimagining of the American city. It could hardly be more timely: after all, when the LA Philharmonic were here 2016, Dudamel spoke of ‘a message of beauty, love and peace’. ‘A promise on which the orchestra delivered’, reported The Guardian.
LA Phil/Dudamel: Salonen, Varèse and Shostakovich
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic begin their 2018 Barbican residency with music by Shostakovich, Varèse and Esa-Pekka Salonen.
LA Phil/Dudamel: Ted Hearne's Place
A city mapped; a life interrogated; cultures fuse as Dudamel and the LA Phil give the European premiere of Ted Hearne’s Place.
LA Phil/Dudamel: Beethoven's Symphony No 9
Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic end their 2018 Barbican residency with two very different hymns to joy.
Silk Street, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available