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Dudamel plants seeds for the future with De Falla and flamenco
Dudamel plants seeds for the future with De Falla and flamenco

Last week at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Gustavo Dudamel conducted the first performance of a major new work by Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho. Next week, he will premiere three Los Angeles Philharmonic commissions, this time by three generations of American composers. In between, Thursday night in Disney, he attempted a reinvention of Manuel de Falla's ballet "El Amor Brujo," with a company of ravishing flamenco dancers. Oh, yes, Friday morning brought the announcement that Dudamel will lead a new production of "West Side Story" starring Cecilia Bartoli at the Salzburg Whitsun festival. Given Dudamel's elevated level of exploration and risk taking, not...

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