05 October 2009
Gustavo makes his debut as Music Director of the LA Phil
Gustavo Dudamel made his debut appearance as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic on Saturday in a Target free community concert at the Hollywood Bowl. Titled ¡Bienvenido Gustavo!, the first half of the four-hour-long event featured performances by a diverse array of renowned musical artists and local youth ensembles. The second half of the program began with a performance by the El Sistema-inspired YOLA Expo Center Youth Orchestra, led by Dudamel in his first public appearance with the ensemble, and concluded with the LA Phil performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony under the baton of its new Music Director.
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