Monday, May 17, 2010

LA Phil Conductor Brings Buzz to Local Arts Scene

Acclaimed worldwide as one of the most exciting and compelling conductors of our time, Gustavo Dudamel began his tenure as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in fall 2009, while continuing as Music Director of the Gothenburg Symphony. Dudamel also entered his eleventh year as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela. His infectious energy and exceptional artistry have made him one of the most sought-after conductors by orchestras and opera companies around the world. || ||
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Not all the news about California deals with the negative side of life, although LA LA land has plenty of that. Hope you caught this uplifting 60 Minutes story Sunday night about a real rising luminary in the arts. Another example of how legal immigration can benefit this nation.
60 Minutes on CBS News: Excerpt: Gustavo Dudamel - Now that he is the musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel wants to transplant in the U.S. the Venezuelan child orchestra system that changed his life. Bob Simon reports this Sunday, May 16, at 7 p.m. ET/PT.
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