Tavis Smiley Reports: Dudamel: Conducting A Life
Airs Friday, August 31, 2012 at 10:30 p.m. on KPBS TV
Originally published December 15, 2010 at 3:02 p.m., updated August 30, 2012 at 2:33 p.m.
In "Dudamel: Conducting A Life," Tavis Smiley gives viewers an extraordinary look into the life and artistry of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's charismatic conductor.
At 29, Gustavo 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 Los Angeles Philharmonic'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.
Original air date: December 29, 2010