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Classical Pick of the Week: See the Symphony Orchestra Where Gustavo Dudamel Got His Start (For Free)

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Want to see the highly acclaimed Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra (where Dudamel got his start) perform for free? There are two neighborhood concerts, one at CSULA at the Luckman Performing Arts Complex featuring the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela Brass Ensemble this Wednesday at 7 PM. Program includes works by Bach, Verdi, Mendelssohn, and Latin American composers Mendoza, Abreu, and Castro. You can reserve tickets by calling the number (323) 343-6600.

The second performance is a little more action-packed, featuring YOLA and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels next Monday the 30th at 7 PM. You can reserve tickets here.

For Mahler fans: The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra will perform Mahler 2 tonight at 7 PM, Mahler 3rd on Tuesday at 8 PM, Mahler 5th on Thursday at 8 PM, and the LA Phil will perform Mahler 6th on Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM.