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Getting Children Off the Streets and into Practice Rooms

26, 2013

I was saddened to see street corners of kids just hanging out while wasting valuable time they could be utilizing in a more productive way. Most of all, I was disappointed to find too many people who thought it was someone else’s job to provide them with musical opportunities.

Dudamel Is Everywhere In LA

6, 2013

Dudamel began conducting so early in his life, that it is as though he is ten years older, musically.

Winner of Mahler Prize, Gustavo Dudamel, Conducts Mahler

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic
January 11, 2013

All this week on Symphony @ 7, we have featured recordings with the exciting conductor Gustavo Dudamel, and we wrap up this evening with a two-hour program to bring you Mahler and Stravinsky.

Conductors guilty pleasures

8, 2013

What do orchestra conductors and musicians in general, for that matter, listen to when they’re not preparing to conduct?

Gustavo Dudamel Featured this Week on Symphony @ 7

Gustavo Dudamel in 2008
Gustavo Dudamel in 2008
January 7, 2013

The exciting conductor Gustavo Dudamel was named Musical America’s 2013 Musician of the Year, and we’ll be featuring him on the podium all this week on Symphony @7.

Gustavo Dudamel: Walter Mitty dreams becoming reality

3, 2013

Gustavo Dudamel believes that if he can dream something, it can become reality through sheer force and determination

Atlanta Symphony Musicians: We’ll Take a Pay Cut if You Will

Symphony Hall entryway - Credit Jeff Roffman
Deadline looms in ASO contract negotiations
17, 2012

Atlanta Symphony musicians to management: We’ll take a pay cut if you will

Programming Classical Music for a New Audience, Pt. 2

17, 2012

Classical music to reflect our times; When choirboys grow up; Gustavo Dudamel says music making has a huge impact upon children’s lives

Is Hugo Chavez Using El Sistema to Burnish his Image?

Gabriela Montero wrote Ex Patria, denouncing the Chávez government
21, 2012

Some Musicians Say Hugo Chavez’s Embracing of El Sistema Sullies It El Sistema was founded in 1975 by Jose Antonio Abreu, a musician, economist and former cabinet minister.    Mr. Abreu used music to pull hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged you off the streets of Venezuela and into practice rooms and performance spaces. Gabriela Montero, a [...]

The Grammy Winner You May Never See in Stores

Not available in stores...
February 14, 2012

L.A. Philharmonic contract may make recording too expensive to release on CD; A Classical Music Rock Star Shows Us the Way to Build Audience; Change is the Only Constant in Marketing the Arts