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Dudamel Conducts Norman and Ginastera

Sun / Oct 4, 2020 - 2:00PM

Dudamel leads Ginastera’s Estancia with Brazilian modern dancers, plus music by a pair of California composers


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About this Performance

Gabriella Smith’s Tumblebird Contrails evokes the mesmerizing sounds of keening gulls, pounding surf, and ravens in the wind that she witnessed at Point Reyes on the California coast. Multi-award-winning Andrew Norman has emerged as the leading American composer of his generation for “a uniquely dazzling and mercurial style” (The New Yorker) and “staggering imagination” (Boston Globe) So, his collaboration with new-music star Leila Josefowicz for a world premiere is cause for celebration.  

The suite from Alberto Ginastera’s ballet Estancia has become an international hit, but the complete work is rarely performed. Its story, spanning a single day, tells of a city boy who falls for a rancher’s daughter, set against the landscape of disappearing Argentine gaucho culture. Joining Dudamel and the orchestra is Grupo Corpo, the contemporary Brazilian dance company founded in 1975 that is internationally renowned for combining classical technique with a modern take on popular Brazilian dance forms. This will be their long-awaited orchestral debut. 

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