Dudamel conducting Bernstein’s ‘Mambo’ is possibly the most deliriously infectious orchestral performance of all time

When Gustavo Dudamel’s legendary Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela played a New Year’s Eve Concert in their native Caracas, there was only one way to finish it.

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Leonard Bernstein’s ‘Mambo’ from West Side Story has all the ingredients of a great encore piece, but when you get a firebrand conductor like Gustavo Dudamel involved, it suddenly becomes a real event.

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This performance from 2007 shows exactly what happens when you combine these elements (it’s a massive party, obviously):

You go guys.

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Gustavo Dudamel Conductor and Violinist Gustavo Dudamel

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