The Dude More Than Abides


The Los Angeles Philharmonic sure is buzzing. Last week the orchestra announced that Gustavo Dudamel has extended his contract and will stay on as music director through the 2018/19 season.

The week before they announced the Hollywood Bowl summer concert series lineup.

Now they’ve announced the 2011/12 season, which will include seven world premieres, an appearance by conductor laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, the return of English conductor Sir Simon Rattle, an all-Gershwin program featuring a Herbie Hancock performance of Rhapsody in Blue, and performances of Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, Mozart, and more.

Talk about jump-starting in the New Year.

See the full schedule here