A day in the life of Gustavo Dudamel

Posted on: May 27, 2014

The May 19 edition of New York magazine includes a “Life in Pictures” photo essay featuring Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Dudamel “allowed photographer Michael Schmelling to follow him around for twelve hours (during which he had two performances) on May 10.” A gallery of photos spotlights “a day jam-packed with conducting, composing, and schmoozing,” including conducting the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (“The cellist on my right, he was a baby when I became music director. Now he’s the first cello of the youth orchestra”), eating tacos (“delicious … I went for the tacos because I eat arepas at home”), working on his own film-music score for the Simón Bolívar biopic Libertador, getting dressed for an evening LA Phil concert, joking with pianist Lang Lang (“He’s full of energy and he’s a very sparkling man”), and meeting board members and having a drink after a performance (“Planning things, talking about the future, is very important.”).

Posted May 27, 2014