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Dudamel Leads Adès’ Dante

Gen X Festival

Sat / Apr 30, 2022 - 8:00PM

Gustavo Dudamel premieres Thomas Adès’ ambitious vision of heaven, hell, and the in-between.


  • Thomas ADÈS Dante (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission with generous support from the Lenore S. and Bernard A. Greenberg Fund)
  • No Intermission

About this Performance

Thomas Adès called his Inferno “a grateful tribute to Franz Liszt, the composer of hell and demonic music.” When Gustavo Dudamel conducted the premiere in the 2018/19 season, it received a standing ovation before it came to a full stop, and the Los Angeles Times called it “ambitious and electrifying.” Inferno makes up one chapter of a full-length Dante ballet wherein “each movement has a vivid musical character, with Adès’ flamboyant and whimsical take on Liszt and Tchaikovsky.” Dudamel conducts the return of Inferno alongside Purgatory and Paradise for the U.S. premiere of the complete Dante.

The Gen X Festival is generously supported by the Contemporary Initiatives Fund.

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