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Gustavo Dudamel Will Conduct His First Ever Complete Beethoven Symphonies Cycle, July 8-12, 2015, in Bogotá

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.20.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Since its opening five years ago, this vast arts complex has fulfilled the mission of the Santo Domingo family who imagined and built it, and the vision of Ramiro Osorio who directs it.

CultureZohn: Do All Women Really Behave That Way? Cosi Fan Tutte at the LA Philharmonic

Patricia Zohn | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Though women are generally portrayed as schemers, in this case it is the men who pose the challenge -- something like Bridesmaids-meets-Hangover for the 18th century.

Truth to Power

Tony Woodcock | Posted 05.21.2014 | Arts
Tony Woodcock

The other night I heard a work that I had not come across for many years. It was a big symphonic piece that lasts about 30 minutes by the German co...

"Tim's Vermeer:" An Adventure Film for Culturally Astute People

Ira Israel | Posted 05.10.2014 | Entertainment
Ira Israel

What an extraordinarily delightful surprise it was to stumble upon "Tim's Vermeer" which was made with such child-like wonder that mirrors its main subject, namely the obsessive mind of a curious, mad genius. Viewing this film is akin to watching Leonard Bernstein unwittingly discover Mahler's 11th symphony.

Maestro Gustavo Dudamel Blasted by Critics

AP | BY JOSHUA GOODMAN | Posted 02.17.2014 | Latino Voices

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Classical music wunderkind Gustavo Dudamel is facing the heat in his native Venezuela for not speaking out against embattl...

Famed Musician Yo Yo Ma Talks Gustavo Dudamel and What He Failed in College

Susan Michals | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Susan Michals

You probably didn't know that not only is Yo Yo Ma is not only one of the most pervasive, iconic musicians of our time, he's also hilarious.

Shout, Laugh and Cry! The Youth Orchestra of Colombia and Gustavo Dudamel

Laurence Vittes | Posted 10.01.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Representing the dreams of 250,000 children, and showcasing one of the finest fruits of Colombia's El Sistema-based, youth orchestra initiative, the Filarmónica Joven de Colombia made its North American debut Friday night, in Miami Beach.

PHOTOS: The Best Acts Coming To The Bowl This Summer

The Huffington Post | Sasha Bronner | Posted 04.23.2013 | Los Angeles

The Hollywood Bowl 2013 schedule keeps getting better and better. While some Angelenos might feel that Coachella is the true benchmark of summer's sta...

The World's Greatest Beethoven Festival: 'Bogotá es Beethoven'

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

In addition to the social and artistic goals that were accomplished, the festival further defined Teatro Mayor director Ramiro Osorio's vision of theaters as public workspaces to the point where that vision can now serve as a template for replication and localization.

Famous Conductor Questioned In Israel

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 03.08.2013 | Arts

Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel was detained in Israel earlier this month following a performance with the country's Philharmonic Orchestra. Acco...

The Man Who's Changing Music Education

VOXXI | Delfin Carbonell Basset | Posted 01.30.2013 | Latino Voices

The binding, the bonding effect of music on people, few other arts can achieve. It brings men together, it soothes the spirit, it frees us of despair,...

The Ultimate Success Story... From Venezuela

Ayano Hodouchi | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Ayano Hodouchi

Where will the next classical music sensation come from? To keep things interesting, I hope it will be another unexpected corner of the world.

Creative Arts Managers

Michael Kaiser | Posted 12.15.2012 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While I still believe the best arts managers are those who come to solutions that are based on their organizations' unique situations, there are many arts managers who do not bring that level of creativity to their work.

Rock Star Conductor's New Musical Release

The Huffington Post | Mallika Rao | Posted 08.20.2012 | Arts

Conductor Gustavo Dudamel is the rock star of the classical music world. The Venezuelan-born musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic won a Gr...

Ever Heard Of Salsa Opera?

AP | Posted 07.23.2012 | Home

CARACAS, Venezuela -- Singer-songwriter Ruben Blades is joining Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel to perform the Panamanian's salsa opera "Maestra ...

Gustavo Dudamel Receives A Hero's Welcome Back Home

AP | IAN JAMES | Posted 04.17.2012 | Los Angeles

CARACAS, Venezuela — Star conductor Gustavo Dudamel is thrilling fans in Venezuela as he performs with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for the firs...

Grammy Recap: Maná Wins, Whitney Houston Remembered

Voto Latino | Posted 04.15.2012 | Latino Voices
Voto Latino

While it's pretty pathetic to lump various genres into one category (i.e Latin and Reggae) I guess that's where offsprings like the Latin Grammys come in.

Dudamel Conducts a Thousand in Mahler's 8th - Wow!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.07.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The conductor of the L.A. Philharmonic, Gustavo Dudamel, combined our local symphonic group with the Simón Boliver Orchestra of Venezuela in playing Mahler's Eighth Symphony, called 'Symphony of a Thousand."

Best Education Books of 2011

Gary Stager | Posted 03.27.2012 | Education
Gary Stager

Readers will be empowered to dream bigger, act bolder and eschew the incrementalism plaguing public education policy.

WATCH: Amazing Venezuelan Youth Orchestra Stuns America

AP | By CHRISTINA HOAG | Posted 11.13.2011 | Home

LOS ANGELES -- Gustavo Dudamel stands off to the side of an orchestra of T-shirt clad teens as they laboriously rehearse Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5...

Haiku Reviews: 'Hair', Cirque du Soleil and Some Electric Cellos

Posted 01.03.2012 | Arts

HuffPost Arts' Haiku Reviews is a weekly feature where invited critics review exhibitions and performances in short form. Some will be in the traditio...

Honoring Ernest Fleischmann, Legendary Impresario

Barbara Isenberg | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles
Barbara Isenberg

With one music director after another, Fleischmann extended the orchestra's reach musically, financially and geographically.

Jeremy Denk Meets Gustavo and Beethoven on the Hill at Mouse Hall

Laurence Vittes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

Music Director of the LA Philharmonic Gustavo Dudamel seemed ill at ease and uncertain Sunday afternoon in a program of Mozart and Beethoven.

Encore!: Dudamel Extends Contract With LA Philharmonic

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The Dude will be sticking around Los Angeles for at least another eight years. The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced Thursday that conductor Gusta...

Gustavo Dudamel Extends His LAPHIL Contract

Tom Gregory | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Tom Gregory

Today it was announced that the Gustavo Dudamel, the L.A. Philharmonic's Music Director, would have his contract extended through the orchestra's 2018/19 centennial season.