It appears that every other article in the Los Angeles Times is about Gustavo Dudamel. Angelenos are going gaga over this man from Venezuela. I don't blame them; his love of music is contagious. I think I'm catching the Bravo Gustavo virus.
Okay, first, Los Angeles is not famous for it's great intellectual ability, but, holy guacamole, did The Los Angeles Philharmonic demonstrate some smarts when they hired The Dude to be their conductor. Perhaps in the future, my husband and I will visit the Walt Disney Concert Hall (gulp! did I say Disney?!) and spend some time with the L.A. Phil. Second, why am I talking about about Dudamel? Like, I'm not training to write a music review for the Rolling Stone magazine any time soon, you know. Anyway, I'm quite happy today, so I just wanted to listen to Danzon No. 2....that's all.
(Here's my favorite article about The Dude written by John Densmore, yeah, the guy from The Doors)
Here's a video of Mr. Dudamel conducting the Simon Bolivar Orchestra:
Guiño a Plympton. [Flickr]
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