Heard of this West Coast, Left Coast Festival? It's a three-week event happening with the LA Phil showcasing California as a land of inspiration. It starts this Saturday, thanks to composer John Adams, composer of Pulizer prize-winning music, writer of a blog and a memoir, and beneficiary of abundant California sunshine. Seriously, for 62 years old, he doesn't look so bad.
N.B. The first article mentions a new cocktail created in honor of Dudamel's first Disney Hall concert as Philharmonic music director - the “Pasión.” A spin on the Malibu Breeze, perhaps?