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Concerts

Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrate the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall in a special gala concert.

October 2, 2013 Hear a concert of classics, and a new work, marking the 10th year of Frank Gehry's shining Hall.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall in New York.

December 11, 2012 Gustavo Dudamel brings the young Venezuelan orchestra and thrilling Latin music to Carnegie Hall.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads his forces through a vibrant opening-weekend performance of Stravinsky, Stucky and Ravel on Sept. 30, 2012.

October 1, 2012 Hear Stravinsky's iconic Rite Of Spring and a world premiere conducted by Gustavo Dudamel.

Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic and pianist Herbie Hancock in an all-Gershwin season opener.

September 26, 2011 Hear the whole concert with superstar conductor Gustavo Dudamel and guest pianist Herbie Hancock.

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January 28, 2011 Hear Gustavo Dudamel conduct Beethoven, Bernstein and Adams on tour at London's Barbican Centre.

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October 7, 2010 Hear the young conductor lead the orchestra, and tenor Juan Diego Florez, in music by Rossini.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel

October 8, 2009 Hear the 28-year-old conductor take over the L.A. Philharmonic on NPR Music.

Interviews & Profiles

The Gospel According to the Other Mary

March 23, 2014 Adams speaks with NPR's Arun Rath about a large-scale work inspired by the women in Jesus' life.

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

September 28, 2012 One of today's hottest conductors talks about a piece that's integral to his musical life.

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Gustavo Dudamel rehearses with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

May 7, 2010 The 29-year-old Venezuelan conductor is taking the L.A. Philharmonic on a national tour Monday.

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classical music icons

December 27, 2009 NPR Music's Tom Huizenga and host Guy Raz spin some notable classical recordings of the past decade.

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Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads El Sistema during a June 2009 rehearsal in Caracas, Venezuela.

October 3, 2009 Through music education, the children of Caracas' most violent slums learn to overcome adversity.

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News

An Angeleno revels at 10 Times The Party, a celebration of Walt Disney Concert Hall's 10th Anniversary, on Oct. 5 in Los Angeles.

October 19, 2013 Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and others give their thoughts on Disney Hall's 10th anniversary.

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Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony, whose recording of music by John Adams made our Top 10 of 2012.

December 7, 2012 What you want to know this week, from our ten must-hear albums to Brubeck's take on classical.

The New York Philharmonic performing at the current incarnation of Avery Fisher Hall in January 2011.

November 30, 2012 A major move for the NY Phil and back-and-forthing in Minnesota: a guide to what you need to know.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is facing budget battles, and the shame of being silenced while backing a pop group.

August 17, 2012 The Atlanta Symphony struggles, a one-handed pianist graduates and the music of John Cage continues.

Gustavo Dudamel applauds the youngsters of Scotland's Big Noise Orchestra after their Thursday performance in Stirling.

June 22, 2012 Scottish orchestral lads and lasses, Met disclosures and Erik Satie's cuisine blanche.

Detroit native Kid Rock (photographed here in Royal Oak, Mich. at a Mitt Romney campaign rally) will  for perform a benefit concert for the struggling Detroit Symphony.

March 2, 2012 Gergiev advertises for Putin, the Detroit Symphony teams up with Kid Rock and much more.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel leads the L.A. Philharmonic in a rehearsal of Mahler's Symphony No. 4, on tour last month in Caracas, Venezuela.

March 1, 2012 The L.A. musicians played for thousands and saw Venezuela's "El Sistema" music education up close.

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Mezzo Joyce DiDonato hoists her newly won Grammy at yesterday's awards ceremony.

February 13, 2012 There were surprises among this year's much smaller crop of classical winners.

This is all that remains of a violin PayPal asked a buyer to destroy.

January 6, 2012 Instruments destroyed, recovered and mistaken for each other.

Abreu Fellow alumna Rebecca Levi now works in a nucleo in Boston, bringing free music education to kids.

March 15, 2011 The Venezuelan program provides free music education. Now, musicians are bringing it to the U.S.

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Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel

January 10, 2011 The L.A. Philharmonic's uneven debut cinecast proved that the orchestra is still the star.

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel

January 6, 2011 Will Gustavo Dudamel's dynamic conducting pay off in live concerts transmitted to movie theaters?

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May 24, 2010 Critics react to Gustavo Dudamel's maiden voyage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Gustavo Dudamel rehearses with the L.A. Philharmonic at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.

May 7, 2010 The 29-year-old Venezuelan conductor is taking the L.A. Philharmonic on a national tour Monday.

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Reviews

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel makes magic in Tchaikovsky's symphonic takes on Shakespeare plays.

March 23, 2011 The dynamic conductor makes magic with Tchaikovsky's version of the Shakespeare's The Tempest.

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November 13, 2008 Latino USA's Betto Arcos reviews his picks from this year's Latin Grammy Awards nominees.

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More Stories

A flight of beers to accompany some musical flights of fancy.

July 26, 2012 Our musical sommelier matches classical pieces with the perfect brews.

Mahler's ironic funeral march, in his first symphony, was inspired by this woodcut of forest animals bearing the hunter to his grave.

March 21, 2013 Crafting a funeral march out of a children's song made Mahler's very first symphony a game changer.

Gustavo Dudamel conducts Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela at Carnegie Hall.

January 9, 2013 Try your hand at nailing the big and not so big stories of the past year in this interactive quiz.

The "stupendous" pairing of Elmo and Gustavo Dudamel on 'Sesame Street' this week.

February 9, 2012 Watch some classical musicians' star turns on 'Sesame Street,' from Yo-Yo Ma to Gustavo Dudamel.

Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel

October 7, 2010 Hear the young conductor lead the orchestra, and tenor Juan Diego Florez, in music by Rossini.

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December 21, 2007 From Minnesota to Venezuela, this list of 2007's top classical discs spans continents and eras.

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December 12, 2006 WGUC music director Kent Teeters compiled this list of the year's best classical CD discoveries.

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John Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary

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Tchaikovsky & Shakespeare

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Mahler: Symphony No. 5

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 5 & 7

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Fiesta

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Radiolina

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  • Artist: Manu Chao
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  • Released: 2007
 

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Live at the Village Vanguard

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  • Released: 2007
 

Lux Aurumque

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  • Artist: Dale Warland Singers
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Folk Songs

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  • Artist: Trio Mediaeval
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Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 2; Ravel: Piano Concerto in G major

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Improvisata: Sinfonie con titoli

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American Virtuosa: Tribute to Maud Powell

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Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 2 & 4; Sinfonia concertante

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Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 3 & 8

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  • Artist: Osmo Vanska/Minnesota Orchestra
 

Britten: Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, etc.

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