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My First Concert With Gustavo

Liliana Morales was only 8 years old when she first played in the LA Youth Orchestra, a performance with Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl. She recounts the memory in My First Concert With Gustavo.

Directed by Amelia Giller, the animated short was commissioned by the LA Phil to celebrate their 100 years of creativity and innovation.

playing with Gustavo Dudamel
excitement - Liliana Morales
Related reading: LA Phil 100: Centennial Reflections.

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