THE GRAMMY MUSEUM ADDS GUSTAVO DUDAMEL ARTIFACTS TO ENDURING TRADITIONS EXHIBITION
WHAT: The most recent update to The GRAMMY Museum at LA LIVE’s Enduring Traditions exhibition features several artifacts from LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Unveiled on February 19, 2013, the additions celebrate the accomplishments of the conductor and his impact on the LA Phil and the Los Angeles community.
Tails from Dudamel’s LA Phil Inaugural Gala, the baton from Bienvenido Gustavo! at The Hollywood Bowl, photography from memorable performances and his original score, with markings, of John Adams’ City Noir are among the artifacts recently added.
The exhibit also features items memorializing Gustavo Dudamel’s commitment to education, including a paper violin given to him by the first class of students participating in his Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program and original portraits of Gustavo gifted to him from young students around the Los Angeles area. Through YOLA – inspired by Venezuela’s revolutionary El Sistema – the LA Phil and its community partners provide free instruments, intensive music training, and academic support to students from underserved neighborhoods, enabling every child to contribute using their full potential. Over the last four years, YOLA has grown to serve over 500 students ages 2-17 in South L.A. and the Rampart District.
Located on the fourth floor of The GRAMMY Museum, the Enduring Traditions exhibit offers audiences the opportunity to experience the careers of artists who have made significant contributions to American musical traditions from a variety of genres.
About The GRAMMY Museum
Paying tribute to music's rich cultural history, this one-of-a-kind, 21st-century Museum explores and celebrates the enduring legacies of all forms of music, the creative process, the art and technology of the recording process, and the history of the premier recognition of excellence in recorded music — the GRAMMY Award. The GRAMMY Museum features 30,000 square feet of interactive and multimedia exhibits located within LA LIVE, the downtown Los Angeles sports, entertainment and residential district. Through thought-provoking and dynamic public and educational programs and exhibits, guests will experience music from a never-before-seen insider perspective that only The GRAMMY Museum can deliver.
For more information on Enduring Traditions and other GRAMMY Museum exhibits, please visit http://grammymuseum.org.
About the LA Phil
The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from September through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.
WHEN: Beginning Tuesday, February 19, 2013
WHERE: GRAMMY MUSEUM AT LA LIVE
800 West Olympic Boulevard, Suite A245,
Los Angeles, CA 90015
TICKETS: Museum admission is $12.95 for adults; $11.95 for senior citizens (65+); and $10.95 for students with I.D. (ages 6 – 22) and members of the military. GRAMMY Museum members and children 5 and under are admitted free.