Los Angeles Philharmonic: CDMX: Dudamel and Café Tacvba

Sunday, October 15, 2017 at 6:00pm to 10:30pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 S Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Los Angeles Philharmonic: CDMX: Dudamel and Café Tacvba
An Experience L.A. Event

Depart USC at 6 p.m.; return at 10:30 p.m.

Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required. See description for details.*

USC Students: RSVP

To attend this performance on your own, visit laphil.com to purchase tickets. The Los Angeles Philharmonic: CDMX concert series begins Friday, October 13, 2017, and ends Sunday, October 15, 2017.

*This trip is for current USC students only. You must use the provided transportation to participate. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Sign up for the lottery on Tuesday, September 19, between 7 a.m. and 2 p.m. Check-in for the event will begin at 5:15 p.m. on campus. Buses will depart at 6 p.m. and return to campus at 10:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided at check-in.

Café Tacvba, the “greatest rock band in Mexico [and] possibly even the world” (New York Times), will celebrate their new record by performing with a full orchestra for the first time. This special concert, presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, will showcase Café Tacvba’s extraordinary catalogue with imaginative new arrangements and the band’s distinctive attitude. The program will also include the world premiere of Danzón No. 9 by Mexican composer Arturo Márquez, a commission by the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

About the Artists:

Café Tacvba
was founded almost 30 years ago by four young guys from the suburbs of Mexico City who shared an important common inspiration: gothic British rock à la The Cure. They absorbed the influences of the Cuban percussion-infused Ritmo Peligroso, the nationalistic satire of Botellita de Jérez, the wordy compositions of Jaime López, and their musical roots in suburban Mexico to create decades worth of inimitable, GRAMMY-winning, internationally beloved music. (Facebook, Instagram, NPR features, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube)

Gustavo Dudamel is the music and artistic director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and music director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela. A dynamic violinist and conductor, he works with the world’s major orchestras and is acclaimed not only for his extraordinary musical talent, but also for his explosive energy. Dudamel is committed to developing musical spirit from an early age, especially among youth in his native Venezuela. (Facebook, Instagram, LA Phil profile, Twitter, Wikipedia)

The Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the world’s leading orchestras, and one of its most forward-thinking. The LA Phil performs or presents more than 250 concerts per year of foundational classical and adventurous contemporary music at its two venues: Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Hollywood Bowl. It has been called “the most creative, and, therefore, the best orchestra in America” (The New Yorker). (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube)

This program is part of Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA.

Presented by USC Visions and Voices: The Arts and Humanities Initiative.

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Admission is free and open to USC students only. Reservations required.

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