Sony Classical Releases The 2017 New Year's Concert With The Vienna Philharmonic & Gustavo Dudamel2:16 PM
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Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the recording of one of the world's most famous classical music events: the 2017 New Year's Concert with the Vienna Philharmonic under the direction of renowned Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel.
Few concerts can claim to generate such tremendous international interest as the New Year's Concert from Vienna.
The 2017 New Year's Concert is conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, the youngest ever conductor to lead this event.
Under Dudamel's baton, performances become exceptional experiences full of energy and passion, with every bar brought to life; he is a conductor with a special place in today's music scene.
Gustavo Dudamel was born in 1981 in Barquisimeto, Venezuela, and started his musical education within the Venezuelan music youth program "El Sistema."
In every aspect of his work, Gustavo Dudamel is driven by a vision of music as a social force.
At his initiative, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has dramatically expanded the scope of its community outreach programs, including most notably the creation of Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA), influenced by the philosophy of Venezuela's admired El Sistema, which encourages social development through music.
The Vienna Philharmonic goes back to 1842, when Otto Nicolai conducted a "Grand Concert" with the members of the imperial court opera.