|Posted by letstalkshow on October 7, 2009 at 4:11 PM|
OCTOBER 3, 2009 - LOS ANGELES, HOLLYWOOD BOWL
Today's long awaited free concert, sponsored by Target, bythe LA Phil's new Music Director at the Hollywood Bowl was fantastic!Dudamel, a mere 28 years old and trained by Venezuela's "El Sistema"proved to all thatindeed he is a passionate, consummate conductor!However, his intentions to teach Los Angeles and its children thebeautiful language of music...the language that brings us all togetherno matter where we are from. The creation of YOLA, Youth Orchestra ofLos Angeles, will definitely give young minds the means to play andexperience the exhilarating and healing power of music. "Education isour#1 Priority!", said Jan Olaughlin, Target's Senior Specialist ofCommunity Relations. She stressed that the partnership between theLAPhil and Target was outstanding and that their joint mission wasto"keep music in our schools." Yes, these may be trying times, butsupporting YOLA in any way we can will turn out to be a blessing forour City of Angels. And from the applause and response of thefilled-to-capacity Hollywood Bowl, it looks like we are in for manymore magical performances to come by Gustavo Dudamel. Please, doyourself and your children a favor and follow this innovative andpassionate Musical genius who literally "lives and breathes" themusicas he is conducting.
Besides being free, this concert was viewed globally onthe LA Phil's website and broadcast on radio. The Bowl's audienceincluded such stars as Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter,Sergio Mendes,Andy Garcia, Jack Black, Los Lobos' David Hidalgo, andThe ChiliPepper's Flea to name just a few. A congratulatory message was sent byPresident Obama, and gracious LA County Supervisor Gloria Molina wantedto make sure that we at Latin Heat knew of the other special invitedguests in attendance: Mr. Dudamel's relatives! His Mother, Solange, andhis father, Oscar, who were beaming as their son was about to take thestage and transport this Los Angeles audience through music. Our newMusic Director said, "We are here because of the music of Beethoven.Through music there is no South America or Central America - there isonly one America! I'm proud to be Latino, but I'm proud to be here withyou because of music!"
Gustavo Dudamel and the LAPhilharmonic, plus the diverse voices of the LAMaster Chorale gave aterrific performance. Beethoven's 9th "Ode to Joy" was the perfectchoice for a perfect full moon night which lit this gathering of 18,000music lovers. For more details on this performance and the ones tocome, go to LA Phil.org. We give ourspecial thanks to Mr. K. Bernard.
Bienvenido, Gustavo y gracias...el mundo te regresa el beso!
Marabina Jaimesco-host, "Let's Talk"
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