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

Listen Gustavo Dudamel Conducts 'The Rite Of Spring' In Concert KUSC

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

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

Read Gustavo Dudamel On The Magic Of Stravinsky's 'Crazy Music'

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


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

Read Agitation In Atlanta, Luck In London And John Cage On The A Train

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

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

Read The Classical Kegerator: Pairing Beer With Music

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

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

Read Around The Classical Internet: June 22, 2012

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.

Read Around The Classical Internet: March 2, 2012

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.

Read Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas KUSC

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


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

Read At The 54th Grammys, A Short But Eclectic Classical List

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

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

Read How Do You Get To 'Sesame Street'? Practice, Practice, Practice

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

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

Read Around The Classical Internet: January 6, 2012

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

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

Read L.A. Philharmonic Goes Gershwin In Opening Night Gala KUSC

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

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

Read Tchaikovsky, Meet The Bard: Gustavo Dudamel's New CD

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


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

Read The Road To An American 'El Sistema'

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


Gustavo Dudamel

Read Los Angeles Philharmonic On Tour In London APM

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

Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel

Read Dudamel At The Movies: Mixed Reactions On The Morning After

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

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