In Thursday’s (9/24) Los Angeles Times, David Ng writes, “The festivities surrounding the Los Angeles arrival of conductor Gustavo Dudamel seem to grow larger every day. The latest addition to the celebration is a planned outdoor simulcast of Dudamel’s Oct. 8 gala concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Set to take place at the Music Center Plaza, the live simulcast will feature eight plasma screens (and four more indoors) that will show the concert to an audience of 3,000. Organizers at the Music Center said tickets to the simulcast will be given free through an online lottery system. People who wish to attend must fill out a reservation form at … A computer will randomly select entries and reservation confirmations will be sent out Oct. 6. The Music Center said 2,800 tickets will be distributed. The remaining 200 tickets are reserved for Music Center donors, board members and county and city officials.” The lottery was devised as an improvement on the giveaway for Dudamel’s October 3 Hollywood Bowl debut, where many who had waited in line for hours went home empty-handed. “The concert will feature Dudamel conducting the orchestra in the world premiere of ‘City Noir’ by John Adams and Mahler’s First Symphony.”

Posted September 24, 2009