If you attended Gustavo Dudamel's inaugural celebration as music director of the Hollywood Bowl a few years back, you will undoubtedly have left the 'party' with the impression that 'the Dude' was some sort of world leader. Cries of 'Gu-Sta-Vo' resounded throughout the Bowl.
The internationally renowned conductor/music director is at it again, inspiring the masses with his attempts to unite North and South America...via music, that is.
He'll preside over another installment of the Americas and Americans festival this week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall, from tomorrow night (August 14th) through Sunday, August 19th.
The first show features Juan Luis Guerra, the musician who helped popularize merengue and bachata. Wednesday night sounds pretty amazing as well: Rubén Blades, along with the Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra.
But Dudamel and his crew have left the glitziest (if you're an opera fan) for last: a musical performance showcasing none other than superstar tenor Plácido Domingo.