For those of you who don’t know, I’m a HUUUGGEEE classical music buff (well, actually just a music buff in general). However, the LA Phil & Gustavo Dudamel have a special place in my heart. I’ve been lucky enough to meet him a few times, and seen the orchestra live in concert more times than I can count. Every time is a brand new, amazing experience. I love them so much I give my unpaid labor just to help them out… But it’s actually me that’s getting the joy out of it. (Helloooo backstage!) ;)
ANYWAYS, Saturday I went to the LA Phil LIVE broadcast of Mahler’s 8th Symphony, live from Caracas, Venezuela, and let me just say… It was brilliant. I have to admit, I think I’m a bit spoiled seeing them in person so many times, because a movie theater can’t compare with live sound and especially the acoustics of Walt Disney Concert Hall, but the visuals & the symphony itself of the broadcast was enough… More than enough actually.
I especially loved the mini-documentary before the concert of all the great accomplishments and goals for the future with El Sistema, a Venezuelan social movement that is spreading across the world. Mostly because of Gustavo Dudamel’s influencing charisma.
If you’re thinking to yourself, ‘Wow this sounds awesome!’ or ‘You know what? I’m feeling culture deprived lately”, you might be in luck! There will be an encore broadcast (possibly) in a movie theater near you, on February 29! I very highly recommend you check it out!!
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