Gustavo Dudamel Presents AMERICAS AND AMERICANS Hollywood Bowl Festival, 8/14-19


Inspired by the 2009/10 inaugural Americas and Americans festival at Walt Disney Concert Hall, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel presides over a new edition of the Americas and Americans festival at the Hollywood Bowl from Tuesday, August 14, 2012 to Sunday, August 19, 2012. In keeping with his long-standing belief that barriers can be broken through art, Americas and Americans brings to life Dudamel's global vision of a multi-cultural community unified by music.

"This festival is one that is meant to link us as a people so that borders dissolve, and we find those common threads and musical moments which unite North and South America as one. This is our music," says Dudamel.

The program for the Americas and Americans festival is as follows:

Tuesday, August 14, 2012, at 8pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Juan Luis Guerra

MONCAYO Huapango

MÁRQUEZ Danzón No. 2

PIAZZOLLA La muerte del Ángel

VILLA-LOBOS Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4: Prelude

ABREU Tico-Tico

Juan Luis Guerra, who popularized the bachata and merengue genres from the Dominican Republic, is not only a successful musician who has accumulated countless awards from the Grammys, Billboard Awards and the Latin Billboard Awards, but he is also the Billboard Magazine Spirit of Hope award recipient for his untiring social and philanthropic efforts.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012, at 8pm

Rubén Blades
Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra

Iconic Panamanian singer-actor-politician Ruben Blades makes his only West Coast appearance at the Hollywood Bowl performing with Puerto Rican pianist Eddie Palmieri and his Salsa Orchestra. He will be sharing the stage with Palmieri for the first time ever in North America.

Nine-time Grammy Award winner and Latin music icon Eddie Palmieri was recently distinguished as a 2013 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, the nation's highest honor in Jazz. He joins the ranks of musical legends who have made major contributions to jazz, such as MiLes Davis, Ella Fitzgerald and George Benson.

Thursday, August 16, 2012, at 8pm

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Sergio Tiempo, piano

NÚÑEZ Toccata Sinfónica No. 1

GINASTERA Piano Concerto No. 1

COPLAND Symphony No. 3

Making his professional debut at 14 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Sergio Tiempo has developed a reputation as one of the most individual and thought-provoking pianists of his generation. Born in Caracas, Venezuela, he performs regularly with fellow-countryman and friend Gustavo Dudamel including concerts with the Simón Bolívar Orchestra.

Friday, August 17, 2012, at 8pm (fireworks)