Dudamel Conducts Brahms 2

Presented by San Francisco Symphony

The title of Gabriela Ortiz’s Kauyumari refers to a magical blue deer, sacred to the Huichol people of Mexico, which she invokes to reflect on our grateful return to post-pandemic live performance. In the one-movement concerto Odisea, commissioned by Gustavo Dudamel for Jorge Glem, Venezuelan composer Gonzalo Grau highlights his country's national instrument, the versatile, four-stringed cuatro. On the surface Johannes Brahms’s Second Symphony seems like a sunny summer idyll, but shadows abound.

City: San Francisco

Program Items

Gabriela Ortiz Kauyumari
Gonzalo Grau Odisea: Concerto for Venezuelan Cuatro and Orchestra [First San Francisco Symphony Performances]
Johannes Brahms Symphony No. 2


Gustavo Dudamel Conductor
Jorge Glem Cuatro
San Francisco Symphony

Davies Symphony Hall

Davies Symphony Hall

201 Van Ness Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States