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Gustavo Dudamel Takes L.A.'s Classical Music Scene to a New Level

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If there was one thing to say about Saturday night's concert at the Hollywood Bowl, which was 28-year-old Gustavo Dudamel's premiere as its conductor and music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, is that it brought excited crowds out from all walks of life.

From where we sat, a young couple was heard talking about indie bands and Silver Lake/Echo Park music venues. One row down, a 70-year-old man is used his point-and-shoot camera to record the Dudamel in action. To the side, a toddler pretended to conduct the orchestra with his hands.