Dudamel simulcast gets nearly 7,500 ticket requests

Posted on: October 7, 2009

Reporting on Gustavo Dudamel’s debut as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, David Ng writes Tuesday on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, “The Music Center said today that 7,439 people registered for 2,800 places for the free outdoor simulcast of Dudamel’s Thursday inaugural concert at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The live simulcast, announced in September, will take place on the Music Center Plaza. The concert is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Josephine Ramirez, vice president of programming and planning at the Music Center, said the organization received 3,766 online registrations, many of which were requests for two passes. … E-mail notices were scheduled to go out today about noon notifying fans if they were selected to attend the simulcast. The Music Center said it randomly selected winners from the pool of applicants. … The simulcast is expected to draw a maximum of 3,000 attendees. The Music Center said 200 spaces are reserved for donors, local politicians and other VIPs, which leaves 2,800 spaces for the public. … The concert will feature Dudamel conducting the L.A. Philharmonic in the world premiere of ‘City Noir’ by John Adams as well as the Symphony No. 1 by Gustav Mahler.”

Posted October 7, 2009