‘Power to the People!’ Dudamel brings social change to the stage

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Gustavo Dudamel conducts a concert at the foreign ministry headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, February 15, 2014. “Whatever we come from — religion, economically, politically — we can sit together and be united by the message of art,” he tells KCRW. Photo by Jorge Silva/Reuters.

The LA Phil’s festival, “Power to the People!,” focuses on the role that artists play in advancing social change. Conductor Gustavo Dudamel says he wants people to be “united by the message of art.”

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