July 31 and Aug 1: Gives free outdoor concerts with Bolívar orchestra in the Venezuelan cities of Maracay and Valencia.
Sept. 27-30: Opening weekend of his fourth L.A. Phil season launches with a gala dance program and the world premiere of Steven Stucky's symphony.
Oct.: Mounts Oliver Knussen's "Where the Wild Things Are" at Disney Hall in a multimedia staging.
Oct. 25: Conducts a special concert at La Scala for Daniel Barenboim's 70th birthday, which included the world premiere of Elliott Carter's "Dialogues II," less than a month before the composer dies at 103.
Nov. 6-17: Conducts seven performances of "Rigoletto" at La Scala.
Nov. 29 -Dec. 11: U.S. tour with Bolívar orchestra to Berkeley, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York, where the orchestra is the centerpiece of Carnegie Hall's "Voices From Latin America" festival.
Dec. 6: Musical America ceremony at Lincoln Center names him 2013 Musician of the Year.
Dec. 7: Appears for the first time on "Charlie Rose."
Dec. 17-31: Work on film score for "Bolívar."