Breaking: Dude goes to Unimain
Gustavo Dudamel has accepted a residency at Princeton University.
From the Princeton University Concerts press release, going out later:
Gustavo Dudamel will be Artist-in-Residence for the 2018-19 season, curating and participating in a series of concerts and events.
Additional highlights include genre-defying performances by Bobby McFerrin and Joyce DiDonato, mezzo-soprano, and a new series featuring Abigail Washburn, banjo and Wu Fei, guzheng; Avi Avital, mandolin and Omer Avital, bass and Gabriel Kahane, piano. Princeton University Concerts continues to redefine the concert experience with its intimate, works focused Performances Up Closeseries
The heralded Concert Classics Series includes debuts by Steven Isserlis, cello; Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin; and Martin Fröst, clarinet, as well as the return of the Takács String Quartet with pianist Marc-André Hamelin, the Australian Chamber Orchestra with pianist Paul Lewis, the Ébène String Quartet, and more…
At the heart of the new season is the series of concerts and events centered around PUC’s first Artist-in-Residence, conductor Gustavo Dudamel. The Maestro, currently the Music & Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, will visit the Princeton campus three times throughout the 2018-19 season. In his first extended University residency, Maestro Dudamel will curate a series of three chamber concerts that feature ensembles from the orchestras with which he is most closely associated – the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Berlin Philharmonic. Each concert will explore music’s relationship to the world around us through a different lens. Three themes – Art & the Americas, Art & Faith, and Art & Nature – will be discussed in depth following each concert by prominent thinkers from a range of disciplines, with Maestro Dudamel as host. In addition to the curated concerts, Maestro Dudamel will conduct the Princeton University Orchestra and Glee Club in two programs. One will feature video projections by Venezuelan film director Alberto Arvelo.