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Chris Anderson: And now we go live to Caracas to see one of Maestro Abreu's great proteges. He is the new musical director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. He's the greatest young conductor in the world. Gustavo Dudamel! (Applause) (Music) (Applause) Gustavo Dudamel: Hi everybody in L.A. Hi Quincy. Hi Maestro Zander. Hi Mark. We are very happy to have the possibility to be with you in the other side of the world. We can speak only with music. We are very happy because we have the opportunity to have this angel in the world -- not only in our country, Venezuela, but in our world. He has given us the possibility to have dreams and to make true the dreams. And here are the results of this wonderful project that is The System in Venezuela. We hope to have, our Maestro, to have orchestras in all the countries in all Americas. And we want to play a little piece for you by one of the most important composers of America. A Mexican composer: Arturo Marquez. "Danzon No. 2." (Music) (Applause)
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The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra contains the best high school musicians from Venezuela's life-changing music program, El Sistema. Led here by Gustavo Dudamel, they play Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10, 2nd movement, and Arturo Márquez' Danzón No. 2.
The Teresa Carreño Youth Orchestra is the national high-school-age youth orchestra of El Sistema, made up of the best young musicians from throughout Venezuela. Gustavo Dudamel, himself a product of El Sistema, is the new musical director of the LA Philharmonic. Full bio »