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Dudamel live from Salzburg with the Vienna Phil
Dudamel live from Salzburg with the Vienna Phil

The Vienna Philharmonic does not have a music director or any kind of principal conductor. The orchestra is managed by the players themselves. So being asked to guest conduct for more than a single program, and better still being invited to tour with the orchestra, is one of the great honors in the business. Beginning with a pair of concerts at the Salzburg Festival this weekend, Gustavo Dudamel will spend five weeks with this exclusive band, giving concerts in Vienna and on tour at the Lucerne Festival and in Germany and Asia. The Asian component is the largest and it will include Dudamel and the  Viennese opening a new concert hall in Shanghai with acoustics by Walt Disney Concert...

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