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Classical 101

The Dynamic Dudamel

[caption id="attachment_14419" align="alignright" width="200" caption="Gustavo Dudamel"][/caption] [VIDEO IS DEAD] One of the most exciting young conductors in today's music scene is Gustavo Dudamel, whose tenure with the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra has entered it's second decade.  It is with that ensemble he made his name with an infectious joie de vivre which can be heard as well as seen in every performance he conducts.  He is beginning his second season with the LA Philharmonic, is currently the Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony, and is in high demand as a guest conductor.  Just watching a performance he conducts is enough to give all of us hope for the future of this beloved art form to which so many of us have dedicated much time and energy enjoying, nurturing, and supporting.  As new performance seasons kick off around the world, enjoy a performance he conducted at the Proms with the SBYO below.  If you have a little more time, you can have a behind the scenes experience at a concert he conducted as part of the Lucerne Festival.  Viva Dudamel! -- Boyce Lancaster [youtube _El7qwib0dc&NR=1]