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I've just posted an interview with LA Times classical music critic Mark Swed about managing our Gustavo Dudamel expectations. Not that he won't be great and fun, but he's not going to:
-- Make you into a classical pianist ("Doctor, will I be able to play the piano?").
-- Develop a car that runs on water and/or bring back the Red Cars.
-- Remove embarassing stains from contour sheets.
That said, we could have a great presence here for, oh, say, fifty years.
I plan to be listening to Saturday night's "Bienvenido Gustavo" concert of Beethonven's 9th at a small gathering with friends, al fresco ... the house we hold it at depending on who gets the better radio reception. Where will you be listening (KUSC at 7pm Saturday)? Let me know in the comments below, along with the planned menu and wine selection.