¡VIVA MAESTRO!, directed by critically acclaimed, award-winning filmmaker Theodore Braun.
This new feature documentary is an intimate yet expansive exploration of Venezuelan-born conductor Gustavo Dudamel's creative life and values. ¡VIVA MAESTRO! takes audiences on a cinematic and sonic journey inside the imagination of a musical genius and around the globe. Dudamel leads the world’s great orchestras and inspires young musicians in Los Angeles, Berlin, Mexico City, Hamburg, Vienna and finally Santiago, Chile.
Gustavo Dudamel has set the music world afire. In a career that began when he was appointed music director of the Simón Bolívar National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela at the age of 18, he has also been named one of Time’s “100 Most Influential People,” served as the inspiration for Amazon’s “Mozart in the Jungle,” appeared beside Elmo on “Sesame Street”, and, since 2009, served as music and artistic director of the renowned Los Angeles Philharmonic, one of the most innovative and forward-looking orchestras in the world and, according to The New York Times, “the most important orchestra in America. Period.”