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Posts Tagged ‘Gustavo Dudamel’

Classical KUSC Producer Keeping Tabs on Gustavo Dudamel in Venezuela

It’s always a big deal when LA Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel heads back to his native Venezuela. Especially when he brings along the LA orchestra for their first ever performance there under his direction.

Traveling along with Dudamel is KUSC-FM producer and host Brian Lauritzen. He has been blogging and tweeting a series of lively updates, well worth following for any LA classical music fan.

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Los Angeles Downtown News Invites Readers to Reshuffle Power List

What’s the fun of a 2011 Power List if a reader can’t revamp it?

That seems to be the thinking of Los Angeles Downtown News executive editor Jon Regardie. After sharing his picks earlier this week for the 42 most powerful people in the corner of town that Tom Gilmore helped build, he is asking readers to chime in with their Top Ten remix. The best such lists will be shared in a future issue of the free weekly publication.

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Gustavo Dudamel To Be Featured on ‘Tavis Smiley Reports’

The LA Philharmonic’s Gustavo Dudamel will be the subject of the final hour-long “Tavis Smiley Reports” show of 2010 this Wednesday at 8. The show will not only profile Dudamel, but will focus on the social costs of gutting musical education in pubic schools. When we spoke to Smiley last week, he described Dudamel as “not just the charismatic young man with the wild hair, we’ve all seen. He’s an intellect, and the perfect person to lead a larger discussion on the price we pay for abandoning music education.”

The show will be Smiley’s fourth special of the year and will be followed up by a PBS “Great Performances” featuring Dudamel and the LA Phil.

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Coming Soon: The Gustavo Dudamel Trilogy

The hero is a dashing, 29-year-old Venezuelan musical prodigy who has revitalized the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The respective worlds he must conquer are governed by the crusty, intimidating trio of Beethoven, Tchaikovsy and Brahms.

But chances are Gustavo Dudamel will triumph, as he always does, in LA Phil Live, a series of three live concert performances set to be beamed to some 450 movie theaters across the country beginning Sunday, January 9th at 2 p.m. PT. Each broadcast will include behind-the-scenes interviews with Dudamel and his musicians, rehearsal footage and a live, post-concert Q&A with the maestro.

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60 Minutes Profiles LA Phil’s New Conductor Gustavo Dudamel


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Sure, Los Angeles Philharmonic scored Gustavo Dudamel for music director. But the kids of LA are the ones who will really benefit. Watch the whole clip. See if you can with a dry eye.