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Great Performances: Celebracion! Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil With Juan Diego Florez

Airs Wednesday, December 29, 2010 at 9 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Promotional photo of Peruvian tenor Juan Diego Flórez and music director Gustavo Dudamel

Aerial view of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra celebration in the Walt Disney Concert Hall
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Above: Aerial view of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra celebration in the Walt Disney Concert Hall

"Great Performances" spotlights the October 7, 2010 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.

Flórez and Dudamel, close friends off the concert stage, developed the special lineup of bel canto arias and popular Latin American canciones by Rossini, Granda, Lara, Moncayo, Grever, Gutiérrez and Márquez for "Celebración! Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil With Juan Diego Flórez."

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Preview: Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil With Juan Diego Florez

Above: GREAT PERFORMANCES returns to the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall for another concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and music director Gustavo Dudamel. Joined by superstar tenor Juan Diego Florez, the gala concert's repertoire offers a festive program of bel canto overtures and arias, as well as popular Latin American songs and orchestral dances.