Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is the rock star of the classical music world. The Venezuelan-born musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic won a Grammy last year, has hung out with Elmo, made Time's 100 list, and is only 32 years old. He also puts on a show of his own onstage, with plenty of shimmying. But unless you're in Venezuela, Vienna, LA or New York, your chances of seeing the young wonder in the flesh are fairly low.
Tomorrow, however, you can at least hear him at work, when a recording of Dudamel trying his hand at the annual Schonbrunn festival in Vienna is released. "Dances and Waves" was recorded this past June in the baroque gardens of the Shonbrunn palace, and the Vienna Philharmonic performance draws heavily from the Romantic composers, including three Debussy compositions and the Polonaise from Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" ballet.
In August, PBS's Great Concerts series will broadcast footage from the free-to-the-public show, which included dancers from the Vienna State Opera Ballet, and -- according to the clip below -- a little Dudamel dancing as well.