From one of OC's dearest and kindest Paris-based friends comes photographic highlights of Gustavo Dudamel's Paris adventures, where he's just finished two nights at Salle Pleyel. Earlier tonight he played with his Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra the Tchaikovsky violin concerto (with soloist Renaud Capuçon) and Strauss's Eine Alpensinfonie. The encore was (naturally) Lenny's Mambo.
But the real show started afterwards, when French Minister of Culture Frédéric Mitterrand presented Jose Abreu with the medal of Officier de la Légion d'honneur and Dudamel was made chevalier dans l'ordre des Arts et des Lettres. Félicitations!
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