Music and Youth

Today, at 28 years old, Gustavo Dudamel debuted as Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, one of the world's great symphony orchestras. The story of Dudamel's musical upbringing, now widely known, demonstrates that new opportunities have emerged in the traditional field of European classical art music, and that age and nationality are increasingly viewed as unreliable indicators of ability at even the highest levels of musical leadership.

Dudamel’s visionary work in Venezuela with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra has also demonstrated the positive outcomes of national programs for community music education in economically challenged circumstances.




Here is a video clip of Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra:

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