Gustavo with his TV show alter ego, Rodrigo played by Gael Garcia Bernal. Image courtesy of Amazon Studios.
With Gustavo’s return to the LA Phil for the seventh year and a new summer season about to kick off, we asked the maestro to take a short intermezzo to talk LA and why he chose the city to be his base.
Gustavo in action conducting the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Image courtesy of Vern Evans.
GD: I’ve set up a little bit of Caracas here in Hollywood. I have native art and photos decorating my house. When I start to feel homesick and miss my home in Venezuela, I invite friends over for a party. I love to cook Venezuelan food and play Venezuelan music for everyone.
Why so blue, Disney Hall? Image courtesy of LA Tourism and Convention Board
Gustavo bringing his passion to the youth of LA.
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The gang's all here. Image courtesy of Vern Evans.
Gustavo’s Guide to LA
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So shiny and post-modern. Image courtesy of LA Tourism and Convention Board.
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Melissa Karlin is a writer, photographer and professional social butterfly (as well the social media and marketing associate at Citizine). A former JR High School flutist who quit to play piano and do musical theatre instead, her love of classical has been a constant thread throughout other artistic endevors in her life. She's lately really into the Strauss family waltzes and Paganini's Violin Concerto No 5 in A Minor. Follow her misadventures @meli64 and on instagram @informedwanderer.
Header image courtesy of Richard Reinsdorf