Tavis Smiley gives viewers an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the LA Phil’s charismatic conductor, Gustavo Dudamel. At 29, Dudamel is not only the youngest conductor of any major orchestra in the world, but is also being hailed by critics as the most exciting. Dudamel is instrumental in inspiring the launch of the LA Phil’s Youth Orchestra Los Angeles initiative, which provides Los Angeles school children with music education. A student of an internationally acclaimed music program in his native Venezuela, Dudamel is committed to expanding music education in America. Tavis profiles some of the remarkable kids whose lives are being transformed by Dudamel’s commitment to free music education for all. TAVIS SMILEY REPORTS: Dudamel: Conducting a Life encores Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. on WXXI-TV (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011).
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