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Worth a Thousand Words

Worth a Thousand Words

It's been a busy few days here at Walt Disney Concert Hall - the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela arrived from...well, Venezuela; the LA Phil and the SBSOV had their first combined rehearsal for Mahler 8; the Bolívars had their first rehearsal for the upcoming Toyota Symphonies for Youth program entitled "Mahler's World"; and Gustavo and the LA Phil had their first performance of Mahler 1 and the Adagio from Mahler 10 last night. Here's the LA Times' Mark Swed's review of the performance.

Yes, you could say that there's a lot going on here. And, instead of telling you all about it (or at least any MORE about it), we thought we'd let the photos below do the talking. Enjoy!

Oh, wait - there's one more thing. Tonight's a part of our "Casual Friday" series, so if you're coming, stick around after the concert to hear Gustavo, LA Phil President and CEO Deborah Borda and cellist Barry Gold answer questions from the audience. Here's the kind of thing you're bound to hear: