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Gustavo Dudamel: a dream come true 

Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel will leave the Los Angeles Philharmonic to conduct the New York Philharmonic when his contract expires in 2026.

According to him, he has dreamed of conducting the symphony orchestra founded in New York in 1842 under the name Philharmonic Symphony Society of New York since he was nine years old, playing the orchestra's recordings in the background and conducting its dummies.

The 42-year-old maestro notes that while it's been a long road, it's all happened "organically" and that he's a clear example that "dreams can be achieved" if you "work" and . . .

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