Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times
Gustavo Dudamel had highlights and headaches as he finished his first season as music director of the L.A. Phil with a U.S. tour in the spring that wowed audiences but bothered critics. He began his second season with a happy gala and a rapturous account of Messiaen's "Turangalila" Symphony. But what stood out most was his invigorating Hollywood Bowl concert performance of "Carmen."
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