Gustavo Dudamel

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LA Shows the Love to 28-Year-Old Maestro

Gustavo Dudamel takes up baton at leading American orchestra

(Newser) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic greeted its new music director yesterday with waves, cheers, and bursts of brass and strings, and cameras tailed the new boss as he hugged his principal musicians. It wasn't a standard first day, but Gustavo Dudamel of Venezuela isn't a standard maestro—he's only 28 years... More »

Dudamel Dazzles in LA Debut

Venezuelan conductor kicks off new job

(Newser) - Gustavo Dudamel lived up to all the hype last Friday, when he conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the first time since Esa-Pekka Salonen announced that the 27-year old maestro would be replacing him as the orchestra's music director in 2009.  Dudamel paid homage to Salonen by opening with... More »

Fine Arts Could Use Some Color

Black author laments lack of company at music, theater events

(Newser) - Britain's culture minister set off a row about high culture and national identity this week in castigating a popular series of classical music concerts for failing to attract a multiethnic audience. For Candace Allen, an African-American author living in London, the debate is more than theoretical: while classical music can... More »

Classical's Rock Star Hits Road

Conducting whiz kid faces high expectations with youth orchestra

(Newser) - Conducting whiz kid Gustavo Dudamel, only 26, kicked off a US tour this week with an orchestra roughly half his age. They wowed the Los Angeles Times and sparked a ripple of critical excitement from San Francisco to Boston, their next stops. Why the thrill? Because art music's new looker... More »

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