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Meet the film director helping Dudamel paint the story of 'The Creation' inside Disney Hall

Meet the film director helping Dudamel paint the story of 'The Creation' inside Disney Hall

Alberto Arvelo is used to hiring composers to set music to his films. The Venezuelan director’s most recent feature, “Libertador,” employed none other than Gustavo Dudamel — in his debut film score — for that task.

The roles were reversed, however, on Arvelo’s new assignment: setting film to Dudamel-led concerts of Joseph Haydn’s epic oratorio, “The Creation.” 

“It’s exactly what should happen with a good music in film,” Arvelo said. “Good music is something that you can feel, that can create something that’s not there. Basically, if music is there, it’s because we have to add...

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