Dudamel conducts Gershwin at the Hollywood Bowl

I was at the Hollywood Bowl again tonight and it is so far my favorite concert of the season. I knew it was going to be my favorite given my high expectations of Gustavo Dudamel and tonight being an all-Gershwin program. The program listed the Cuban Overture, Rhapsody in Blue, “other selections”, and An American in Paris. I knew whatever “other selections” was would no hold a candle to everything else. So when this guy walked on stage with a sparkly purple sports quote started singing with what I would describe as a deep woman’s voice, I was shocked. Shocked in the sense that I didn’t know what hit me when his powerful and beautiful voice sang “I’ve Got Rhythm”, “Summertime”, “Someone to Watch Over Me”, and “They Can’t Take That Away From Me”. I was so moved by his voice that it even teared me up.