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When Dudamel last led The Nutcracker in concert with the LA Phil in 2013, the Los Angeles Times’ Mark Swed wrote the music was “irresistible” and “reinvigorated,” noting it was a rare treat to experience Tchaikovsky’s score treated as the main attraction with nuance and flow. This time Dudamel conducts the holiday favorite with a twist, when he leads both Tchaikovsky’s original as well as Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington’s swinging reimagination of the many colors and drama of the original.

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The Nutcracker with Dudamel: Tchaikovsky & Ellington

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Program

  • TCHAIKOVSKY Selections from The Nutcracker
  • TCHAIKOVSKY/ELLINGTON/STRAYHORN (arr. TYZIK) The Nutcracker Suite

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
  • Los Angeles Children's Chorus
  • Fernando Malvar-Ruiz, Artistic Director
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Dudamel Conducts The Nutcracker

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A timeless Christmas favorite that offers drama and memorable melodies.

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Program

  • TCHAIKOVSKY The Nutcracker

Artists

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic
  • Gustavo Dudamel, conductor