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Watch Gustavo Dudamel & the L.A. Philharmonic Perform on Late Show with Colbert

By Ian Holubiak i.holubiak@classicalite.com on Mar 16, 2016 03:18 PM EDT
Watch Gustavo Dudamel & the L.A. Philharmonic Perform on Late Show with Colbert Los Angeles Philharmonic conductor Gustavo Dudamel poses in the press room during the 12th annual Latin GRAMMY Awards at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on November 10, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo : Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

After a resounding Super Bowl debut, L.A. Philharmonic frontman Gustavo Dudamel stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert for a performance of Copland's Fanfare for the Common Man. Along with players from the Phil, Gustavo led a televised rendition of the tune that translated well with viewers.

Stephen Colbert is all about the arts, and in the state of California, specifically Los Angeles, the wealth of talent is almost like an oasis--because the city of L.A. is, in fact, an oasis.

But puns aside, the appearance on Colbert was to promote the upcoming 2016 world tour by the L.A. Phil and maestro Dudamel. When you hear the tune it will fill you with nostalgia, from movies like Saving Private Ryan to space shuttle endeavors the piece is an immediate hit with its noble brass melody.

Mr. Dudamel, also, recently performed at the Super Bowl alongside the Youth Orchestra Los Angeles. The performance, of course, featured Beyoncé and Bruno Mars with a mash up of their 2015 hit singles and an exuberant message of racial and civil equality in the U.S.

If you aren't in the know, per an earlier post, YOLA is an organization aimed at providing low income families with talented youngsters free music lessons to help achieve their dreams as becoming classical musicians.

So it's with this kind of philanthropy that Dudamel and Coldplay alike gave young aspiring musical talents the chance to have a stage to perform on--a massive stage, actually.

But the Super Bowl has ended and so without further ado here is maestro Dudamel with member of the L.A. Philharmonic performing the internationally known Fanfare for the Common Man on Stephen Colbert below.

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