ClassicalMusicNews.tv blogger (and regular Contrabass Conversations collaborator) John Grillo recently put out a post featuring the sensational young conductor Gustavo Dudamel. John features a great video highlight from 60 Minutes. Check it out!
John sees this exciting young conductor as a real beacon for the future of classical music, writing:
Given the current state of classical music looking for leaders and vision in the 21st century, Dudamel fits the bill perfectly. He has the charisma and personality that if marketed properly, could make his orchestras a total sensation. He will make classical music concerts extremely exciting. This will be infectious to the public at large. Instead of orchestra concerts being the same mundane thing, he will bring an energy that the audience can feed on. This is what music is all about, stirring emotions and feeling better than when you entered the concert hall. I look forward very much to the day I can play under his baton.
Read John’s complete post here.