Los Angeles Philharmonic

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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 »

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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