The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s inaugural concert of the 2009-10 season at Disney Concert Hall, which took place on October 8, will air on PBS’s Great Performances on October 21 at 8 p.m. (ET). The concert is Gustavo Dudamel’s first as music director of the Philharmonic. The program for the gala concert, on October 8, will include Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 (“Titan”) and the world premiere of City Noir, a symphony by John Adams said to be inspired by noir films of the late forties and early fifties. In January, Adams was named the orchestra’s first-ever Creative Chair, an association that will last at least three years, during which he compose for the Philharmonic and collaborate with Dudamel on programming. The October concert—Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic: The Inaugural Concert—will also be aired on television in South American and Asia.

Posted October 16, 2009