Gustavo Dudamel to head LA Philharmonic for 5 more years
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gustavo Dudamel will remain as music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for five more years, the orchestra announced Wednesday.
The 38-year-old Venezuelan conductor made his debut with the LA Philharmonic in 2005 and was named director in 2009.
His newest contract runs through the 2025-2026 season. Terms were not announced.
In a statement Dudamel thanked the Philharmonic’s board and said he is “full of expectation and energy as we open the next chapter of our artistic partnership.”
Throughout his career, Dudamel has stressed the importance of music education during appearances at the White House, United Nations and during a 2017 Nobel Prize Concert.
With the LA Philharmonic he oversees live musical, dance and other artistic performances at Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Hollywood Bowl and the Ford Theatre. He also heads arts education programs.