For my mother’s birthday, I got her tickets to go see Dudamel directing Turangalîla. Tonight was the big night and as usual, Dudamel did not disappoint. 

I was not familiar with this piece, and it was the most spectacular and at the same time strangest piece of music I have ever seen performed live. There were instruments I had never seen before (ondes Martenot), as well as a grand piano, a keyed Glockenspiel, tubular bells and a celesta. It was mad and sounded like the weird, eerie, joyous soundtrack to a classic suspense/sci-fi movie. Amazing!

Live music is an injection of joy straight to the soul.