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Gustavo Dudamel interview w/ The Los Angeles Daily News about first film score: The Liberator

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Gustavo Dudamel starts his sixth season as the Los Angeles Philharmonic's musical director on September 30. So it's hard to believe that he is only 33. In Southern California, his name and classical music have become synonymous, while his creation of the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) has brought music to underserved children throughout the community.

Though a world celebrity, this Thursday at the Hollywood Bowl, Dudamel will show off a side of himself that is associated with Hollywood when he leads the Philharmonic in a suite taken from his first movie score. At the moment, the conductor thinks of himself as something of an accidental composer, who relishes the advice he received from John Williams, considered by many the greatest film composer of all time.

Dudamel sat down with The Los Angeles Daily News backstage after rehearsal. READ THE INTERVIEW