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The debut of The Dude, Gustavo Dudamel

With all due respect to Lebowski, there is a new “Dude” in town. This Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl, the 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel takes up his conductor’s wand for the first time as the new leader of the LA Philharmonic.

http://www.laweekly.com/2009-09-24/music/la-phil-39-s-gustavo-dudamel/1

“Music has to be recognized as an element of socialization,” [Jose Abreu, who organized “The System” in which Dudamel learned music] says in Arvelo’s documentary, “as an agent of social development in the highest sense, because it transmits the highest social values, such as solidarity, harmony, mutual compassion, and it has the ability to unite an entire community and express sublime feelings”….

Or, as an 11-year-old violinist in Arvelo’s documentary puts it: “I imagine that God must be like music because something so beautiful can only be the work of God.”

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