?íBienvenido Gustavo!

LA Phil hosts free community concert welcoming their new music director at the Hollywood Bowl, Oct 3 2009

Published on LatinoLA: July 2, 2009

?íBienvenido Gustavo!

The LA Phil presents "?íBienvenido Gustavo!" ÔÇô a free concert and day-long musical celebration for the Los Angeles community welcoming Gustavo Dudamel, to be held Sat, October 3, 2009 beginning at 4pm at the Hollywood Bowl, 2301 N. Highland Avenue, L.A. 90068. Tickets available August 1.

Four years ago, Gustavo Dudamel made his U.S. debut at the Hollywood Bowl. Now, he makes his first appearance as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as part of a day of free performances at this iconic venue. The festivities will draw on the many cultures and musical traditions of Los Angeles and will feature a range of artists from local performers to the biggest names in music.

The EXPO Center Youth Orchestra, the first project of Youth Orchestra LA (YOLA), makes its Hollywood Bowl debut for this special event. YOLA is the LA Phil's initiative to build, with community partners, youth orchestras in underserved communities throughout L.A. YOLA is inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan music education system that nurtured Gustavo Dudamel. The Expo Center Youth Orchestra began in the fall of 2007, and currently serves over 200 students, ages 7 ÔÇô 16, each of whom receive free instruments and lessons, and who are committed to playing together as an orchestra.

For ?íBienvenido Gustavo!, Dudamel will lead the EXPO Center Youth Orchestra in a performance of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy." ?íBienvenido Gustavo! culminates in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, led by Dudamel, featuring the Los Angeles Master Chorale joined by choruses from across L.A., both professional and amateur, representing the great diversity of the city.

Admission is free. Tickets for ?íBienvenido Gustavo! are available Sat, August 1, 2009 beginning at 10am, in person at the Hollywood Bowl Box Office, online at HollywoodBowl.com, by phone at (323) 850-2000, and through Ticketmaster. Service charges apply via all sales channels except in person at the Box Office.

Enjoy stress-free trips to the Hollywood Bowl from one of these stops:
?À Downey Green Line Station, Line 661, South Parking Lot, 12801 Lakewood Boulevard
?À East Los Angeles College, Weingart Stadium, 1301Cesar Chavez Avenue
?À El Monte MTA Bus Terminal, Line 656, Santa Anita Avenue/Ramona Boulevard
?À Lakewood Center Mall, Line 660, Lakewood Boulevard/Candlewood Street
?À Rowland Heights Line 665, Schabarum Park, 17250 East Colima Road/Azusa Avenue

Visit HollywoodBowl.com for more information.

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