The opening concert features the opening night concert of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel featuring renowned Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Actress Eva Mendes hosts the broadcast.

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GREAT PERFORMANCES Gustavo Dudamel

Hailed as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Gustavo Dudamel begins his tenure as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. In 2005 Dudamel made his U.S. conducting debut with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, widely regarded as one of the most contemporary and innovative orchestras in America. In April 2007, during a guest conducting engagement with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Dudamel was named the LA Phil’s next Music Director as of the 2009-2010 season, succeeding Esa-Pekka Salonen.

Wednesday at 9 p.m. on PBS-HD.

Great Performances