Gustavo Dudamel Promotes Musical Dreams in Hispanic Heritage Month Video

Home » Mes de la Hispanidad » Gustavo Dudamel Promotes Musical Dreams in Hispanic Heritage Month Video
23 Sep 2017 | Mes de la Hispanidad

Gustavo Dudamel is inspiring children to embrace the music in their hearts… 

The 36-year-old celebrated Venezuelan conductor and violinist joined the animated characters of Disney Jr.’s Latina princess series Elena of Avalor for a new Hispanic Heritage Month spot aimed at encouraging children’s musical dreams.

Gustavo Dudamel

“Music is my life,” the L.A. Philharmonic music director tells kids in the promo, which started airing on Friday in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month. “The most important thing is that I have a chance to share with people.”

When asked by a young musician how he became a conductor, the orchestra leader said he would play pretend that he was a conductor when he was growing up, arranging his toy soldiers like orchestra musicians. “I was 11 years old and the conductor was late, and I went to the podium and I started to conduct,” Dudamel recalled, making it sound easy — yet, hopefully inspiring other aspiring conductors to take the podium themselves.


Tags: , , , ,

You may be interested in the following related articles as well.

No Comments on “Gustavo Dudamel Promotes Musical Dreams in Hispanic Heritage Month Video”