Venezuelan conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra had the usually sedate audience at the Royal Albert Hall in London stomping their feet for more when they played the Proms on 19 August.
The programme included works by Shostakovich, Leonard Bernstein and some Latin American classics.
For the climactic finale the orchestra added a bright splash of colour by changing into their Venezuelan-flag jackets and gave London a true taste of the mambo.
Unbelievable. The press reaction after the concert was ecstatic. Wish I’d been there.... I had to settle for BBC4.
Video: Gustavo Dudamel interviewed at the Proms in 2007
CD review: "Fiesta" Gustavo Dudamel and the Simon Bolivar Youth Orchestra of Venezuela
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