Conductors Stepping up as Community Advocates

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Conductors Stepping up as Community Advocates

09-15-2021

How are young conductors breaking the traditional mold and learning to reach out to their communities in new ways? According to this article by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times, it has a lot to do with Gustavo Dudamel. The Dudamel Fellowship Program, which he started at the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2009, has produced a number of rising conductors—many of them women—who think about “what is needed to serve diverse audiences…and what it means for an orchestra to belong to a community.”

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