• Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

  • Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela

    Voices from Latin America Artistic Advisor and dynamic conductor Gustavo Dudamel’s passionate music-making invigorates audiences of all ages throughout the world. Concurrently serving as Music Director of the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the impact of his musical leadership is felt on several continents.

    Having triumphed in performances at the 2012 Olympics in London, Gustavo Dudamel continues to lead the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra in his native Venezuela as well as on tour, in this his 14th season as Music Director. Maestro Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela return to Carnegie Hall in December for several concerts as part of the festival.

    Here, watch Maestro Dudamel discuss his role as a conductor and festival Artistic Advisor Osvaldo Golijov reveal the almost magical qualities of Dudamel's artistry, and enjoy video of the orchestra in performance.

  • Orchestra as Family

    Voices from Latin America artistic advisors Gustavo Dudamel and Osvaldo Golijov on the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, which Dudamel considers "a family" and which, for Golijov, is completely devoid of "cultural baggage."

  • Old Head, Young Shoulders

    Voices from Latin America Artistic Advisor Osvaldo Golijov recalls an early encounter with Gustavo Dudamel in which the young conductor ignored centuries of conducting tradition to almost magical effect.

  • The Orchestra in Action

    Voices from Latin America Artistic Advisor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela perform Arturo Márquez's Danzón No. 2 during the 2012 BBC Proms Festival.

  • Channeling Bernstein

    Gustavo Dudamel and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela perform Leonard Bernstein's "Mambo" from West Side Story.

  • They've Got Spirit

    The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble—drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra—which opens the Venezuelan celebration on December 7, performs Pedro Elías Gutiérrez's "Alma Llanera."

  • They've Got Rhythm

    The Venezuelan Brass Ensemble—drawn from the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra—performs George Gershwin's "I've Got Rhythm."

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