Saturday Night Fever
Three things to do on Saturday night:
Thing One: You've read so much about Gustavo Dudamel that you may think he's already taken over in Los Angeles, but no; Los Angeles is getting ready to welcome him this weekend with a special "Welcome, Gustavo!" concert at the Hollywood Bowl. And you can watch it live on the Web on Saturday starting at 7 p.m. Eastern time (4 p.m. Pacific), or streamed after 10 p.m. Pacific Time on October 4. (Note that this is not his first season concert with the Los Angeles Philharmonic; that will take place on October 8.) Dudamel appears to be hogging the webcast schedule this fall since his concert was streamed from Berlin just two weeks ago.)
Thing Two: Yuliya Gorenman, a pianist based in Washington, was presented in recital earlier this year by WPAS. But she, like her better-known colleague Till Fellner, is also working on a multi-year project to perform all of Beethoven's piano sonatas. On Saturday, she will give the fifth in the series of 8 concerts (through 2011) at the Katzen Arts Center of American University, offering sonatas 17-21. It could make a nice complement to Part 4 of Fellner's series, which includes numbers 4, 15, 24, 25 and 27, and comes to Washington on November 1. (And don't forget François-Frédéric Guy's traversal of all 32 from November 13-22. But I get ahead of myself.)
Thing Three: Free event: the Red Cedar Trio, a flute-guitar-viola ensemble based in Iowa (I don't get to write those combinations of words very often), is coming to Catholic University to give a free concert of music by Andrew Earle Simpson, who is responsible for the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music's unique master's degree in composition with an emphasis on music for the stage. Earlier this year, the trio issued a CD of Simpson's music, called "Fireflies."
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