Gustavo Dudamel

Incoming music director Gustavo Dudamel,42, will conduct the New York Philharmonic at its spring gala on April 24, the orchestra said in a news release as it announced a $40 million gift from co-chairman Oscar L. Tang and wife Agnes Hsu-Tang that will endow Dudamel’s position.

Dudamel was appointed in February to become the Philharmonic’s music director from the 2026-27 season. He was not scheduled to conduct it in the 2023-24 season.

As part of the gift, the music director will become The Oscar L. Tang and H.M. Agnes Hsu-Tang Music and Artistic Director Chair.

Dudamel has been music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 2009, a tenure that will end after 17 seasons when he starts in New York. He quit as music director of the Paris Opéra in May, two seasons into a six-year contract scheduled to run through the 2026-27 season.

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