GUSTAVO DUDAMEL NAMED NEXT MUSIC AND ARTISTIC DIRECTOR OF THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC
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New York Philharmonic Co-Chairmen Peter W. May and Oscar L. Tang, Linda and Mitch Hart President & CEO Deborah Borda, and Executive Director Gary Ginstling today announced that conductor Gustavo Dudamel will become the Orchestra’s next Music Director, beginning in the 2026–27 season, succeeding Jaap van Zweden. Dudamel will hold the title of Music and Artistic Director of the New York Philharmonic for a five-year term, after serving as Music Director Designate during the 2025–26 season.
As the New York Philharmonic’s 27th Music Director, Dudamel — who has been Music and Artistic Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009, Music Director of the Opéra National de Paris since 2021, and Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela since 1999 — will become part of a legacy that includes Gustav Mahler, Arturo Toscanini, and Leonard Bernstein.
A press conference will take place on the afternoon of Monday, February 20, 2023, to officially introduce Gustavo Dudamel as the next Music and Artistic Director of the New York Philharmonic.