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Dudamel conducts Beethoven 5

Dudamel conducts Beethoven 5

Dudamel conducts Beethoven 5

Dudamel conducts Beethoven 5

Fri, Apr 7 - Sun, Apr 9, 2017
  • Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
  • Heinz Hall

Internationally renowned conductor Gustavo Dudamel, Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and a luminary in the classical music world, will step in to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a rare guest appearance on April 7 & 9 at Heinz Hall.  Together, Maestro Dudamel and the PSO will tackle a program of heroic proportions, opening with Strauss' brilliant and famously virtuosic tone poem, Don Juan, and Richard Wagner's dramatic Overture to Tannhäuser.  Dudamel and the PSO will also join forces for Beethoven's iconic Fifth Symphony.  Maestro Dudamel comes to the PSO fresh off a month-long European tour, performing the complete Beethoven Symphony cycle across Spain, Austria and Germany.  Reflecting upon the tour,  Dudamel remarked, "In Beethoven, there is no absolute truth, but an expansive truth. His music can be interpreted in so many different ways — I see Beethoven as an explosion of the spirit!"


Gustavo Dudamel, conductor


Strauss: Don Juan, Opus 20
Wagner: Overture to Tannhäuser
Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67

Program Notes

Explore & Engage

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This concert is part of these series:

Friday Fireworks
Friday Premiere
Sunday Fireworks
Sunday Premiere

Run Time: Concert will last approximately one hour forty-five minutes.


Map of Heinz Hall