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Dude-tube: Gustavo Dudamel concert airs on KCET

October 21, 2009 |  4:42 pm


Didn't catch Gustavo Dudamel's inaugural concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall earlier this month?

No problem. PBS has your front row seat ready tonight when stations around the country -- including L.A.'s very own KCET -- broadcast the Los Angeles Philharmonic concert as part of the "Great Performances" series.

The taped broadcast begins at 8 p.m. on KCET and will last for close to two hours. (It repeats Sunday at 3 p.m.) Those in Orange County will have to wait just a little bit longer: The episode is scheduled to air on KOCE on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., according to the station.

In case you haven't heard by now, Dudamel is the new music director of the L.A. Philharmonic. The young Venezuelan conductor made his season debut at a free concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Oct. 3. He then conducted his inaugural concert at Disney Hall on Oct. 8.

The Disney Hall concert features the world premiere of John Adams' "City Noir," an orchestral homage to L.A. noir and the movies. It also includes a performance of Gustav Mahler's Symphony No. 1.

And if you still can't enough of the Dude, there's a DVD release of the concert that is scheduled to hit shelves later this year.

Be sure to check out Times music critic Mark Swed's review of the performance, plus all of Culture Monster's coverage of Dudamel's big debut.

-- David Ng

Photo: Gustavo Dudamel, backstage just before his inaugural concert at Disney Hall with stage manager Jeff Wallace. Credit: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles Times