Wondering what you’ll have to look forward after Obama’s inauguration comes and goes and all the parties are over?
Here’s something: the arrival of “the Dude.” That’s right, Venezuela’s master conductor Gustavo Dudamel comes to the U.S. to lead the Los Angeles Philharmonic next season.
He’s in New York this month conducting Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, and after that, he’s off to California.
Check out the latest from The Economist.
UPDATE: Somehow we missed this article from the Guardian about “El Sistema,” the world-famous youth music education program on which Dudamel was weaned.